This recipe doubles as hand care. How many recipes can you say that about?

It’s a floor wax AND a dessert topping!


Notes about the ingredients

If you’re as last minute as me, the big gigantic bag of prewashed, precut kale is awesome. Don’t worry, once you try this (and its olive oil/shredded parmesan counterpart), you’ll use up the bag of kale pretty quickly. Also, if you want to save money, get the coconut oil at Aldi, where the same jar that’s $7.99 at Kroger or Giant Eagle is only $4.99.


  • Kale
  • Coconut oil
  • Shredded coconut
  • Sea salt
  • Ginger powder


Preheat oven to 325° F.

  1. On a cookie sheet, spread out a generous amount of kale. It won’t lay flat, but keep it to a single layer so it can all get crispy.
  2. Scoop out a cherry-sized spoonful of coconut oil into your clean hands.
  3. Warm the coconut oil by rubbing it between your hands, then massage the kale with it. (I heard that massaging the kale removes bitterness.)
  4. Bonus: This is the step that doubles as hand care! Rub excess coconut oil into your skin. It smells great and makes your skin soft!
  5. Sprinkle with shredded coconut to taste.
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste, and add tiny dashes of ginger powder.
  7. Bake at 325° F for 10 minutes, turning the pan around partway in case there are hot spots.

It’s done when at least half the kale feels crispy to the touch. It looks like a lot, but the crispy parts melt in your mouth, so it can disappear fast!