Monday, November 21, 2016

Recipe ReDux Post # 52 Double Chocolate Macaroons

November's Recipe ReDux is "Trimming the Table" and the challenge was to create a healthy dessert that we would be sharing with family and friends this season.  I happened to have family visiting this weekend and A LOT of shredded coconut in my cupboard so that combo led to the development of this delicious macaroni recipe for everyone to enjoy.  I "doubled" the chocolate factor by adding cocoa powder AND mini chocolate chips to give them a nice chocolatey kick.  These macaroons are gluten free, dairy free and nut free, so they are a great dessert for people with allergies. They are also reasonably low in sugar, carbs and calories so you you can keep the holiday eating guilt factor on low.  I hope you will give them a try and trim your table with some of these other yummy recipes from the awesome Recipe ReDux crew.


1 1/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour (or oat flour if you are on a gluten free diet)
1-2 teaspoons cocoa powder 
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup liquid egg whites 
 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips ( I used Enjoy Life, which are soy and dairy free)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, coconut and cocoa powder in a small bowl. In a larger bowl, beat together the honey and egg whites   Slowly add the flour/coconut/cocoa mixture to the larger bowl with the egg whites and honey until thoroughly mixed. Fold in the chocolate chips. Drop in small spoonfuls (using a scooper is helpful) onto greased cookie sheets and bake 15-17 minutes, until tops are firm and they are very lightly browned.

Makes about 15-16 cookies

Serving size: 1 cookie Calories 80 Protein 1 g Carb 8 g Fiber 1 g Sugars 6 g Fat 5 g Saturated fat 4.5 g Sodium 10 mg 


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