Sunday, February 5, 2012

Homemade Magic Shell

Everywhere I turn lately, people are talking about coconut oil.
And not just for cooking/baking.
They're rubbing it on their faces for moisturizer, putting it in their hair for deep conditioning, using it on their lips as a natural lip balm and sunscreen, and lathering it on their pregnant bellies to prevent stretch marks.  It's like the miracle oil.
I finally broke down and bought a tub of it so I could try it for myself.  I'm a little weird about putting stuff on my face and hair, so I started with a simple recipe for homemade Magic Shell.
If you are on Pinterest, then chances are you have seen this recipe about a thousand times.  But in case you haven't come across it yet, here it is.
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used a whole bag of Ghirardelli)
2 Tbs. coconut oil (in solid form)

*Put chocolate chips and coconut oil in a glass container.  Microwave on high for 1 minute.  Stir well and then microwave again for 30 seconds or so until smooth and runny.  Stir well again and pour into a mason jar to cool.  You don't have to refrigerate it.  Just store it in the pantry for up to 3 weeks.  If it gets too hard, microwave it a little before using again.  When we ate it on our ice cream, it was still warm and it worked like a charm.  Tasted way better than the stuff from the store, too.  Easy, fun and tasty!!

3 comments:

Jill said...

I make home made deoderant with coconut oil. I will definitely try this because magic shell grosses me out--it doesn't have a "better before" date. And it isn't refrigerated--what is that stuff??

Jade said...

I too have gotten into the coconut oil craze, so I am excited about this new recipe!

Mary said...

This looks wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog, so I spent some time browsing through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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