My family loves macaroons.  When we travel to destination races and rent a house, I have the ingredients for these shipped, if I know they won’t be readily available.  They are not only yummy and easy, but loaded with goodness.  NO COOKING required.

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Vanilla & chocolate vegan macaroons

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups shredded ,unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup almonds;  grind in the food processor or coffee grinder to your liking.  I do until fine, with some smaller pieces for texture.
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Manna (you can find in most grocery stores or can substitute same amount of coconut oil)
  • 1/4 to 2/3 cup agave – depending on your sweet tooth;  maple syrup (up for vegan debate) or honey (not vegan) can be used as options
  • 1 tsp. vanilla or another  extract if you want to change the flavor
  • Dash of salt
  • Optional:  1/2 cup cocoa and some fresh mint for chocolate macaroons

DIRECTIONS

  • Mix all of the ingredients together and form how you like.
  • I shape into golf ball sized macaroons and it makes 18-24.
  • I stick them in the refrigerator for 20 minutes and actually keep them there, unless we are taking as a snack.
  • They should keep for around 4 weeks in the refrigerator or you could freeze.

Yum!

 – DANA