Excuse my delay getting this Easter post to you. I can assure you these macaroons are good for any occasion.
We have a tradition of doing an Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch every year on Easter Sunday. Last year we happened to be out of town for Easter, but my oldest daughter would not stand to miss the brunch and hunt, so we had one in May. We are strong on tradition here at Hillbilly haven.
This year we had a great group of friends join us in the snow, which didn’t slow the egg hunters down one bit. We had an array of delicious food to share and these macaroons were a tasty treat to add to the mix. They are especially delectable if you are partial to chocolate and coconut together, think Mounds candy bars.
I found this gem of a recipe in Mediterranean Paleo Cooking, check it out HERE. This book is chock full of gorgeous photos and tasty recipes. The macaroons are simple and easy and just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy the tooth, the sweet tooth that is.
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
(adapted from Mediterranean Paleo Cooking)
4 Large Egg Whites, room temperature
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla
Scant 1/4 Cup Organic Sugar or Honey (I used sugar but I bet honey would make them chewier)
3 Cups Unsweetened Shredded Coconut ( I use Enjoy Life Brand)
1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate, chopped and melted
1. Preheat the oven to 325* F. Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper.
2. Whip the egg whites until they form medium-firm peaks.
3. Whisk in the vanilla and salt. Slowly whisk in the sweetener a little at a time until it is all incorporated.
4. Fold the coconut into the egg white mixture, being careful not to stir too hard so as to lose your volume.
5. Spoon the batter onto the cookie sheet in 2 tablespoon mounds. (you may have to use your hands to consolidate the mounds,)
5. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown. Let cool on a rack.
6. Dip each bottom into the melted chocolate and place back on the parchment. Drizzle each top with chocolate using a spoon. (If you are a huge chocolate fan you could dip the whole cookie and make a candy bar!)
7. Let the chocolate set up and Serve!! Makes 18-19 cookies
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I cant believe how simple these are- I love that they don’t require unusual health food store ingredients. thanks for sharing!