I love chocolate macaroons – I have been buying them at the store and finally got up the nerve to experiment on making my own. These turned out better than I could have hoped! We are going to save so much money and I think I have found the easiest potluck dessert dish ever! You would be crazy not to try these.
makes about 36 macaroons
- 3 cups dried organic unsweetened coconut flakes – where to buy coconut
- 1 1/4 cups raw cacao powder (or carob powder if you don’t want to use cacao)
- 1 cup maple syrup or raw honey (I went with half and half this time) – where to buy natural sweeteners
- 1/3 cup virgin unrefined coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
Put all ingredients in the food processor and whiz away until you have a ‘dough’. Roll into balls and put on wax paper on a cookie sheet. Put in the freezer to set up for about 20 min and voila – delicious treat. I am going to store these in the fridge.
UPDATE 10/10/12: I used a 1 Tbsp cookie scoop to make these and it made them far too large for a one bite kind of brownie. I tried using a melon baller which works in a pinch but is quite messy (you can use a spoon to help free the sticky dough). Today, I have found the perfect cookie scoop to make this that is just 1.5 tsp in size!
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