Kate inspired me earlier this year with her post on snacks. She had a picture of the Hail Merry macaroons. I had seen them in the store, but hadn’t tried them. After looking them up, I added them to my “to do” list.
I started with a recipe from Tracey at the I’m No Superhuman blog and as usual tweaked it a bit. I can’t stay away from these little puppies and the whole family LOVES them.
2 cups shredded coconut, unsweetened
1/2 cup almond flour (Honeyville)
1/4 cup coconut butter (I made it with CCK’s help)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Mix all ingredients together. Press into little molds and freeze for 10 minutes. Pop out and store refrigerated so they don’t become misshapen.
Next time, I plan to either stir in cocoa or nibs OR paint the bottoms of the cups with dark chocolate before plopping the coconut mixture in the molds. I’ll post pics as I can!