I’ve been blogging for two months and I’ve met so many new friends along the way! Most of them are other moms, blogging about the yummy foods they make for their families. It’s been a lot of fun, and I’ve gotten so many new recipes! This one comes from a blog called Dandelions on the Wall (great name, right?). Not only does Christina have great recipes, she also has all kinds of fun craft and home improvement projects too!
I found this recipe for Chocolate Coconut Macaroons the other night and couldn’t wait to make it! I followed her recipe almost exactly—I’m posting my very slightly tweaked version here. I made them this afternoon and they were so yummy! I say were because we ate the entire batch today. But I don’t feel too bad about that—the ingredients are all healthy! They reminded me a little bit of the filling from the Samoa Girl Scout cookies. I will say that they aren’t the most beautiful on their own, so I plated them up in little cupcake papers and they looked like little truffles. I hope you make them—they take about 10 minutes—and enjoy them as much as I did!
Chocolate Coconut Macaroons, from Dandelions on the Wall
1 c Shredded Coconut* (I used finely shredded unsweetened coconut)
3 T Coconut Oil
5 Tbsp. good quality Cocoa Powder
2 ½ T Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
*note: if you are not using finely shredded coconut, pop it in your food processor and pulse it a few times to break it down. From there you could add the other ingredients and pulse a few more times until they come together.
Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well with a spoon, breaking up any solid coconut oil. You will probably need to get in there with your hands which is a mess, but worth it.
Working quickly (coconut oil melts very rapidly in your hands!), roll the mixture into small balls and place in a dish lined with parchment paper. I used a ½ T measuring spoon to scoop and gently packed them together into balls.
Refrigerate immediately, allowing the macaroons to set up, then cover and store in your fridge or freezer. Makes about 16 macaroons, depending on size. I ate them all.