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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Chocolate Dipped American Macaroons

Compared to French Macarons these American Macaroons were a piece of cake! They took all of 15 minutes to make.  On top of that this recipe is almost guilt free for me.  The nutrient content in the ingredients is quite high, and makes me actually feel good about what I am consuming. Imagine that! That being said I don't recommend going crazy with them, eat a few not the whole batch, it is a dessert after all! :D Get ready for the super simple:

Dark Chocolate Dipped American Macaroons:


Ingredients:
 
1 heaping Cup finely Shredded Coconut (unsweetened)
6 Tbsp. Almond Flour
1/4 Cup warmed Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp. (real) Maple Syrup or raw honey
1/2 tsp. Vanilla

1 cup dark chocolate chips
Method:


In a large bowl mix together the coconut, and almond flour. Add the coconut oil (should be liquid), syrup or honey and vanilla.  Mix until well combined. Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Use a small scooper or you hands to make 24 equal sized balls, and set each one on the prepared cookie sheet.  Put in the freezer for a few minutes so the oil can firm up in them.  Meanwhile in a sauce pan on a low heat, warm up chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth.  Remove macaroons from the freezer, and dip each one quickly into the chocolate, and put it immediately back onto the cookie sheet. When all the macaroons have chocolate bottoms, drizzle them all with the remaining chocolate.  You can pipe the chocolate onto them, or use a spoon. Put them in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens and keep them cold until ready to eat.



2 comments:

  1. These look AMAZING! Looking forward to trying them. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks! I hope they turn out for you, have fun! :)

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