I’ve been making this recipe for about 3 years now. It’s an easy snack I can throw in my lunch bag that cures my 3:00 craving for something sweet and salty. It tastes like candied bacon (but with more crunch), and it’s pretty healthy to boot! Let’s get to it.
“Bacon” Coconut Chips
(Recipe from Fettle Vegan)
- 3 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes (bigger chunks work best.)
- 2 TB liquid smoke*
- 1 TB Tamari or soy sauce
- 1 TB maple syrup
- 1 TB water
- Heavy dash of chili powder (optional- but packs a punch!)
*Liquid smoke may not be an ingredient you’ve used or even heard of before, but it’s 100% natural. It’s basically smoke passed through a tube from a chamber filled with chicory wood chips to a condenser. Baking meets science!
Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl.
Transfer to baking sheets (try not to overcrowd them.) Pop ’em in the oven and give them a stir every 5 minutes or so.
Once they’re golden brown and crispy, take them out and let cool 5-10 minutes. Store in a ziplock or air-tight container, and get snacking!
Yes I’m still snacking, and no, you can’t have any.