4 Ingredient Itty Bitty Strawberry Coconut Tarts

I’m constantly wracking my brain over what treats I can make that Kevin will actually like.

He’s a simple guy.

No dried fruit, no bananas, and definitely no lentils or crazy spices!

Meat is good, MEAT is even better, and chocolate? Well, that’s a definite win.

But I wanted to do something different this time.

What’s a girl to do?

I wanted to make…

Something quick.

Something that tasted fantastic, but not too crazy.

Something bite sized.

Something… healthy [because all that meat is just no good!]

4 Ingredient Itty Bitty Strawberry Coconut Tarts

Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free

Pump up the coconut in you life with these perfectly sized morsels of strawberry and coconut. With just 4 simple ingredients, it’s an easy recipe to whip up in a jiffy and will leave your family begging you for more.

Inspired by: Michael Smith


Coconut Tart Shells

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cup of shredded coconut

Strawberry Coconut Cream

  • 4 fresh strawberries, blended
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter, melted


  1. To make the coconut tart shells: Preheat oven to 350F and oil two – 12 mini muffin pans with coconut oil [I used the silicon kind, so no oiling was necessary]. Whisk egg whites lightly and stir in coconut. Drop a large spoonful of coconut mixture into each cup, pushing it evenly into the bottom and up the sides. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool in muffin pan.
  2. To make the strawberry coconut cream: Melt the coconut butter by placing it in the microwave or soaking the coconut butter jar in a hot water bath until butter is melted. Place coconut butter in a small bowl and mix in strawberries [it will seize up a little bit, just keep warm]. Drop into cooled shells by the teaspoon and allow to set in the fridge.
  3. Remove cold tarts from the muffin pans and serve.

Note: they keep fairly well at room temperature but begin to melt at around 77F.

Makes 24 itty bitty tarts.

By the end of it I wasn’t so happy I’d made these exclusively for Kevin.

Good thing the recipe makes 24, I can stash some and say they fell on the floor.

Do you have multiple diets or food preferences in your house? How do you make sure everyone’s happy?

We do a lot of frozen meal preparation on the weekend so both of us can enjoy a nice lunch/dinner everyday. He get’s his meat, I get my veggies.

Of all the meals you make, what is your partner’s/family’s favorite?

Hmm… I’d have to say Kevin’s favorite is No fuss Jambalaya.

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  1. You kill me. Really…really…kill me. In the best way possible ;)
    So…a while ago, I made this almond joy coconut butter…and I’m thinking if I get a chance to make these (your candy apple macaroons take precedence), I’d love to try them with that.
    Ohhh, strawberries. I need it to be berry season right now!
    I live with my mom and her b/f. Her b/f is definitely not into “my kind” of eating. Well, except for when I make cookies and muffins. But if he’s away for whatever reason and it’s just my mom and i, she’s always begging me to cook dinner! There’s this chickpea-quinoa pilaf in Veganomicon that she’d probably say is her favorite.

    • Don’t die :( I’ll miss reading your posts and laughing my butt off. I’ve never heard of almond joy, but it sounds like it would go perfectly with these tarts! I can’t wait for berry season either, we have a u-pick about an hour away from our house. I’m totally going to RAID it this year. It’s nice that you cook your mom dinners, that chickpea pilaf sounds amazing!!

    • Gosh, I should have. I eat so much of it, it’s insane.

  2. Luckily my boyfriend and I like the same things! Our favorite thing to make is our Nachos! They are amazing! We pretty much eat the same things every week hah, but it works for us! I am always trying to convince him to get dessert, but sometimes he makes me eat it all alone….. Who likes to eat dessert alone?!? haha

    • Nachos are delicious, that’s a great choice. Kevin and I are the same, he is the dessert guy and I rarely go for it. Though he has absolutely no problem finishing off dessert on his own.

    • Haha wow, I didn’t know I had that affect on people! That’s great to hear, Lauren. Thanks for all your kind words :)

  3. Oh my, those look fantastic. And so simple! Mmmm…

    So the things you listed to describe your husband… just like mine, except he also hates chocolate. I’d say his favorite meal… is probably make your own burritos. I make the meat with homemade taco seasoning and refried beans in the crockpot and homemade tortillas and I chop up tons of veggies and grate cheese and then we make our own. I only eat meat about once a week so sometimes I’ll eat it, but if not the beans are awesome and filling. He loves it, I love it, the kids love it. I can’t ask for any more :D

    • Hates chocolate? How could he?! A meal that pleases everyone is hard to come by, you hold on to those burritos for as long as possible!

  4. I am very lucky that my fiance and I have the same food preferences. We are both vegans and eat fairly healthy. We both do our share of the cooking and no problems ever arise. It would definitely be challenging if we had different tastes, or even worse, if one of us was a meat-eater.

    Just came across your blog for the first time today. You have some great looking recipes!

    • Wow that’s fantastic Kiersten. Maybe one day Kevin will eat gluten free, sugar reduced, and (sometimes) vegan. I wont hold my breath on it though! I’m happy you stopped by to say hi, and that you like some of my recipes!

  5. Ah, 4 ingredients? Seriously, I’m dying over here!! I have to try these. The problem is – I want to try every single thing you’ve ever made. There just isn’t enough time in the day!!! :)

    • haha well, 4 ingredients… it wouldn’t take you long to whip up!! We really need to work on that private jet thing, it seems a shame for me not to be able to share these with you!

  6. I really need to make frozen meals! As a college student (well, for only one more month!) I need quick and easy. Those look so delicious! And so easy to make!

    Question: where could one find coconut butter???

    • Congratulations on (almost) finishing college! I remember feeling so weird when I was finished. You can find coconut butter at any health food store. My favorite brand is Artisana.

  7. Wow!! You are always creating some of the most delicious looking treats! Such a great idea and sounds nice and easy… which means, I should be able to make this lol! Looks divine!

    • Thanks Crystal :) The only challenging part was not eating too many tart shells before I stuffed them with filling haha

  8. I am definitely trying this with the strawberries from my garden, this was just what I was looking for, thanks!

  9. I made these today substituting Agar Agar for the egg (I have a sensitivity) and using a regular size muffin tin since I don’t have a mini muffin tin. And I learned some things. Agar Agar works pretty well for this, but the shells are still pretty delicate. Next time I think I’ll use a little more Agar. The shells that were shallow, where most of the coconut was on the bottom, were good and strong. And be patient, wait until the shells are completely cooled – they are still delicate when they are warm (I was a little impatient). Cupcake liners would be helpful, too.
    I also learned that if you are using frozen berries you need to let them thaw first. Yeah, I didn’t think it through.
    I have one or two that turned out pretty as a picture. About four just fell apart because I made the shell too thin. I’d love to try some other fillings – raspberry, perchance? Pureed banana?

  10. I need stock in coconut, too, LOL!!
    I am thinking pumpkin or sweet potato, since it’s fall – such perfect little nibbles! My daughter’s sensitive to egg yolks, but can have whites, so this is a desert she could have “as is! ” and the coconut shells might be nice for sorbet (filled just prior to devouring!)

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