Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Macaroons Have It

Okay, yes, I admit it. I am an unapologetic, rabid chocolatarian. Chocolate is the one dietary item I cannot live without so I'd better never become allergic to it.

On the other hand, I have been striving (striving would be the operative word there) to eat raw, eat vegan, eat gluten free, eat sugar free (gulp!!), fresh, eat healthy. It can be a challenge. So was I ever thrilled when my sister Joy sent me a recipe for these healthy coconut macaroons. Now about the only thing you can do to improve chocolate is pair with a few different things. Peanut butter is one. Raisins are another. And coconut is another.

Here's the recipe (poached from where you can find other yummy looking recipes)

Raw Chocolate Macaroons

3 c. dried, unsweetened coconut flakes
1 1/2 c. cocoa (or carob) powder
1 c. maple syrup
1/3 c. coconut oil or butter
1 T. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp sea salt

Blend all ingredients, shape into balls and then either put them in the freezer to set or dehydrate for 12-24 hours at 115 degrees until crisp outside, chewy inside.

She's got a recipe to make them blonde as well, but you'll have to check it out if you're interested.

I only made a third of the recipe because I wanted to make sure I liked them. Snort. Yeah, well, it's possible. Anyway, I LOVED them so next time I won't bother cutting the recipe back. In fact, I may double it.


  1. Great! Now I'm salivating and have drool all down the front of my shirt...The recipe looks simple enough for even ME! ;)

  2. Yay--I'm so glad that you like them. I haven't found anyone yet who I've shared it with (allergy-prone like us or not) who HASN'T!

  3. You have to make some for me, you know it tastes so much better when YOU make them! March 6th, remember the date....I too am a chocolatarian!

  4. I am familiar with that concept...only I use it as an excuse to go out to eat. LOL!! Don't you find, as a chocolatarian that it's the world's easiest diet to follow??? I NEVER have trouble choking down my daily chocolate. Haha!! March 6...would that be your birthday perhaps???