Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Raw Chocolate Macaroons

Last night our knit night group got together to have our 2nd annual cookie exchange.

Cookie exchanges are a great opportunity to lessen the load Christmas baking since you make a large batch of one type of cookie, but get to take home several other varieties.

This is one cookie that showed up to the party thanks to Nicole (and her friend Jamie who gave her the recipe). I was so glad that Nicole included the recipe because as soon as I tasted them, I was hooked.

Not only are they super tasty, they are pretty healthy and no bake- easy to make!

Jamie's Raw Chocolate Macaroons
These are great for those with allergies- dairy-free, wheat-free, refined sugar-free goodness.

1/2 cup coconut oil (might need to soften by warming over low heat but don't let it melt completely)
1/2 cup cocoa or raw cacao powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut

1. Mix everything together and form into balls. Nicole puts hers in the freezer for about 10 minutes to maintain their shape before transferring to a container. Keep in fridge or freezer.