Happy Tasty Tuesday, arguably my favorite day because I love food and sharing it with other people!
I’ve gotten some emails/comments recently about my Only5 cookies and how they were a big hit at a party or gathering or breakfast or whatever, so I thought I’d post another recipe for other cookies that I LOVE and that are even easier to make than the Only5 cookies and equally delicious, but only if you like coconut.
RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE MACAROONS
1 Cup raw cashews
1 Cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 Cup raw cocoa powder
2 Tbs liquid sweetener (I love maple syrup but you could use agave as well, or honey if you eat that)
2 Tbs melted coconut oil
All the ingredients will be blended in a strong blender or food processor. First, the cashews, then add the coconut, oil, coconut powder and the sweetener. Once it’s all combined, check for sweetness and also texture. Adjust as needed. The sweetness needs to be where you want it, if it’s too chocolatey, add more syrup, if it’s too sweet, add more cocoa powder! The batter needs to be able to hold a ball shape.
Once the batter is ready, spoon it out and into balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the cookies for two hours so they really hold their form and from there you can transfer them to a sealable tupperware to store in the fridge if you don’t devour them all before they make it to the fridge 😉
Alteration: You can add cinnamon and cayenne pepper powder for a more “Mexican Chocolate” vibe, if you like that hot chocolate! Any other ideas?
These are AMAZING for an afternoon chocolate fix pick-me-up or dessert after dinner, or a midmorning snack.. really anytime. They have a lot of nutritional value because of the simplicity of the ingredients!
Let me know what you think in the comments or message me!
Peace, love and macaroons,