Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chocolate Macaroons and a Dehydratorless Version

Note to self:  I can't eat all the treats I want but these are fine in moderation.

This recipe is from the book, Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow


3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes (find at health food store)
1 1/2 cup cocoa
1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil (solid state)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp vanilla
about 1 cup maple syrup

stir together all ingredients

shape into tablespoon size balls

place on dehydrator screen at 115 degrees for 10 to 12 hours. 

They are done when they are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside

** These are sooooo good. Even my non - health food friends love these.

Freezer Cashew Coconut Balls

1/2 cup medjool dates
1/2 cup cashews (soaked overnight)
1/2 cup almonds (soaked overnight)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (find at health food stores)
1 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil

Process everything in a food processor and then roll into balls. Freeze.

** Very coconutty and good. Family likes these. Shared them with one friend and she gave them a thumbs up.


  1. I'm glad you put this recipe up, I loved these the other day at your house.

    I just caught up on your past blog posts and I like your idea to be vegetarian a couple days a week, we can do that!

    Also, congrats on your weight loss so far! Way to go!

  2. These look delicious, especially the chocolate ones. (I'm a chocolate nut who is trying to give up sugar...) I don't have a dehydrator, but I live in a soon to be very hot, dry climate. I wonder if I could set them outside when it is over 110 under a screen...

  3. I have heard of people dehydrated outside in hot weather. I think it could work. You could also maybe do them in an oven, but I don't know if you would want an oven on for that long...