dairy AND gluten-free chocolate macaroons

Monday, July 14, 2014

Super easy to make dairy and gluten-free chocolate macaroons.



I'm regretfully trying to cut back on sugar but I kinda love chocolate. I am also one of those people who feels the need to have something 'sweet' after dinner (probably all in my head, but nonetheless, I need me some dessert).

A friend of mine introduced me to these little bad boys and it's been a match made in chocolate heaven ever since (they're also free of gluten and dairy too). The BEST part, they're NO BAKE and super easy!!!

I won't gush on any longer, these warrant a try and you're welcome.

ingredients for dairy free gluten free macaroons

Low sugar chocolate macaroons

2 cups shredded coconut
1/2 cup coconut oil
5 tablespoons of cocoa powder (make sure you double check the label if you're going for dairy-free, most don't have dairy but best to double-check)
1/4 cup of honey (or whatever you choose to sweeten with - I've tried honey and stevia powder - you could also use any kind of syrup as a sweetener and just add it to taste)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Throw it all in the Kitchen Aid mixer (LOVE that thing) and let it do it's thing. Then scoop onto waxed paper (I put the paper on a baking sheet). Put in the freezer. In a few hours you have some cool, tasty macaroons to enjoy!!!

sugar, dairy and gluten-free chocolate macaroons


Tips:

  • if you use sweetened coconut (which adds some sugar), you don't need much sweetener at all
  • I subbed stevia powder for the honey today... the honey was much better. I still need to try using agave syrup. Open to other low sugar sweetening options (comment below)
  • if they've been in the freezer a while, wait a few minutes before trying to shove a whole one in your mouth (ouch)
  • there is a lot of 'fat' in these little guys (healthy fat, but fat) so don't get too carried away (I may or may not have consumed a few more than I should have on one or two occasions)

ENJOY!!

dairy and gluten-free chocolate macaroons


13 comments:

  1. Oh, no....why did you post this? I have to try them but like I want one NOW. And I ALWAYS want something sweet after a meal {maybe even breakfast}...don't judge me though I'm a chocolate loving person too!

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    1. hahah this post should have come with free delivery!

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  2. We call these "haystacks"- I must be a prairie girl.

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  3. Guilty as well. I have a huge sweet tooth and it's probably fair to say I'm addicted to sugar. These look tasty!

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    1. Me too, which is why I'm trying to cut back a little bit but I still need to feel like I'm having 'treats'

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  4. Okay...yum. Why did I read this at 10:30pm? I have to have something sweet every night too...nobody better be judging! Will definitely give these a try, because who wants to turn the oven on in this heat?

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    1. and I eat them when they're still kinda frozen because I love cold chocolate!

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  5. I think I need these in my life!!! Thanks for visiting my blog a while back! I am normally a MUCH better blogger, and blog reader, and general responder...but summer is getting the best of me...lol!

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    1. they're sooooo good!!
      Summer is hard to keep up (and life in general makes it harder sometimes), I feel ya!

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  6. These sound yummy! Pinning it and can't wait to try!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  7. Looks delicious! And won't completely ruin my I'm-trying-to-be-healthy diet that I just started lol! Thanks for sharing at the NEW #PinFest!

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