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Orange Cream Coconut Butter Bark

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Orange Cream Coconut Butter Bark displayed with fresh oranges

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, sugar-free ~

I know, I know, this is just too easy to even consider it a recipe but when two ingredients come together to create one thing… then it’s a recipe in my book. :)  And if nothing else, it will spark the good ole’ creative juices.

Before I let you go so you can make this delicious treat, I wanted to share a few key points to keep in mind.  Coconut butter is different from coconut oil.  Oil would also work but it won’t be the same.

When you get ready to whisk the ingredients together, make sure that the coconut butter is softened, not melted completely, and have the orange juice at room temperature.  The reason for this is because coconut butter firms up once chilled and if you add a cold liquid to it, it will start to clump.

Should this happen, no biggie, nothing is ruined.  Just bring the coconut butter back to a softened state and then re-blend it.   Pour the bark mixture into any mold(s) and then slide it into the freezer.  You will want to keep it stored in the freezer or fridge.

You can eat this as a treat or use it as a spread. Soften it at room temperature before spreading it on a cracker or piece of bread. Or if you are like me, eat it with a spoon.  Quite heavenly!



  1. In a glass bowl, combine the softened coconut butter and orange juice.  Whisk like crazy. It will seem like it seizes up but most times when you pour into the mold and start tapping the mold on the countertop to work out the air bubbles, the batter will start to appear soft and glossy.
    • Tip: make sure the orange juice is at room temp before adding it to the coconut butter.
    • If the batter seizes up and isn’t smooth, warm it back up so it can blend back together really well.
  2. Pour into mold(s) and freeze.  The bark will hold up at room temp as long as it doesn’t get warmer than about 76 degrees (F).

16 thoughts on “Orange Cream Coconut Butter Bark

  1. How do you soften the coconut butter?

    • amie-sue says:

      You can put the jar of coconut butter in the dehydrator at 115 degrees (F) and let it soften that way or you can place the jar in a large bowl and surround it with hot water. amie sue

  2. RenB says:

    Thank you solo much!!! You real are helping to male this a fun journey!

  3. Hi Amy Sue:
    This looks like an interesting and simple recipe indeed! I am thinking of making some for our Valentine Class this Monday night. We have a Fresh Ideas From Our Kitchen Supper Club on the first Monday night of each month, and this month will be on healthy deserts.

    However, this doesn’t sound like it’s very sweet. I would imaging the orange juice would need to be a really sweet orange, right? Did you sprinkle the top with grated orange zest?

    I can see this as an icing for some cake, cookies, bars, etc.

    Thank you so much for your creative ideas and your big willing heart to share! Have a blessed weekend!

    • amie-sue says:

      Hi Nancy,

      This would such an easy treat to make for your class Monday night. Keep in mind you could use heart shape molds too… any type of mold!

      It was perfectly sweet for me. It will depend on the oranges, since we all know that produce isn’t the same from one orange to another. IF you feel it needs a little kick of sweetness, do so. :) Have a blessed weekend! amie sue

  4. milenka says:

    Hi Amie
    im thinking on buying an excalibur dehydrator, and i´m seeing there are plastic free BPA trays and stainless trays.
    What can you tell me about this? which do you think i should choose?
    Im always wanting to cook in the healthier way.
    Thank you very much for your time and for this wonderfull site!

    • amie-sue says:

      Good afternoon Milenka,

      For years, I have been using the plastic trays that come with the machine. I have had to replace a few but keep in mind, I run my machines ALL the time and the trays I replaced were at 7 yrs old. I did order the stainless steel trays when I first went to replace the plastic ones but I sent them back and ordered the plastic ones. The metal trays had sharp edges and my rages would get caught on them and I was scratching myself. So that is my limited experience with those.

      I am excited for you and your new machine! You will have so much fun. :) amie sue

  5. milenka says:

    Dear Amie, thank you very much for your answer!!
    That was the last detail i needed to take my decision,
    so i am ordering my first dehydrator today!!!!!
    You inspire me a lot!
    Blessings, Milenka

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh your welcome Milenka! I am so excited for you. You will have to keep me posted when it comes in. Do you know what you want make it right away? Have a wonderful day, amie sue

  6. Helen says:

    There’s a line through coconut butter again in this recipe.
    Maybe it’s my computer (an iPad)

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Helen,

      You are not seeing things… it means that the particular product that I linked it to is no longer available on my Amazon store. Still use the ingredient if you even see this. I am trying to fix them all, it’s a never ending game. hehe Have a great day, amie sue

  7. Lia says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I made it this afternoon but I had a problem and I wondered if you had any idea where I might have gone wrong. When I processed the butter & juice in the food processor, it did not get smooth and silky-looking the way that yours is, but rather became a sort of sticky, thick batter almost? (It reminded me of when chocolate “seizes” when you mix something water-based into it.) I ended up making a fudge-like dessert out of it anyway and it was yummy, but I just wondered if you know why it would do that? Thanks! :)

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Lia,

      Hmmm, sounds like the coconut butter got to cold. That is what happens to me from time to time too… if you warm it up, it should blend back together smoothly. Was your orange juice from the fridge or cold when you added it to the blender? See if that fixes it. Please let me know. Blessings, amie sue

  8. Maru says:

    hi amie sue!!
    Can I replace in this recipe the coconut butter for cacao butter?
    Can I aply that change always when i have in a recipe one butter or another? or the work different?
    thenk you so much, you are inspirational!!

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening Maru,

      Hmm, you would be in for a very bitter surprise. Coconut butter and cacao butter are similar in texture but not in taste… coconut butter tastes like coconut and cacao butter is very bitter chocolate. So, I wouldn’t unless you are ready to add sweeteners and play around with the recipe. To answer if you can exchange the two in other recipes… well it just depends on the rest of the ingredients that are involved. You need to really think of the end flavor profile that will come of it and adjust the recipe from there.

      I hope that is helpful, blessings. amie sue :)

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