real food. real life.
Revamping an old recipe here. And working on my food photography skills! What do you think? I'm starting to put Lee's fancy camera to more use.
Macaroons, Haystacks, No-Bake Cookies - whatever you call them - they are a classic sweet treat. Perfect for snacking, a light dessert, or showing up to a family event with a tray of treats. Everyone loves them. Kids, adults. They're a great, safe treat, sure to be eaten up. Unless, of course, you're concerned about what's in them. Like I normally am. Dairy and sugar for sure. Nuts? Wheat? Soy? I never know and I usually stay away.
I miss a chewy, sweet, chocolate macaroon! They were so delicious.
Well, here's an easy recipe. An easy one at that. Looks and tastes delicious, just like the traditional chocolatey, coconuty goodness, only this one has just a few ingredients - and those ingredients are usually pretty safe to serve!
I've brought these to many gatherings. It's easy to make a little ingredients card to go with it. People are always surprised at how little the ingredient list is, and how awesome it is that everyone can enjoy them! Well, not everyone... I know there are some who can't have coconut, etc. :( Sorry!
And, if I haven't sold you yet on how useful it is to have a food processor in your kitchen, then here goes another try. Seriously. Easy. Fast. Delicious. I use my food processor almost daily. So easy to make up fast snacks and sauces. Actually, I think I'm going to need a new one soon... hint, hint, Lee.... :)
Total Time: 5 minutes + 15 minutes+ freezer/fridge time
1/2 cup melted coconut oil (just melt in the microwave!)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/3 cup honey (or use another sweetener of choice)
1 tsp vanilla
1 pinch sea salt
1-2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
What to do:
1) Mix everything except the coconut in a food processor until just combined. It should make a yummy smooth chocolate sauce. *This is my chocolate sauce that I use for EVERYTHING. Harden and it makes a great hard chocolate. Melted, it makes a great sauce over ice cream, drizzled onto granola bars, bowl of fruit, anything. So yummy and easy.
2) Remove sauce from food processor and pour into a medium bowl. Add coconut and stir to combine.
3) On a parchment lined cookie sheet, drop spoonfuls of the coconut mixture (should make about 12) and then place in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Keep cool in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
All Vegan, Refined-Sugar-free, Soy-free. A sprinkling of Gluten-free. And a pic of my babies, when they were babies. :)