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 happyfoody.com 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.