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Chocolate Macaroons!

So my lovely in-laws came over the other evening for dinner and they are always such sports eating whatever simple healthy food I’m making or experimenting on. Anyway, I thought for tonight, I’d make them a treat that I knew, or at least hoped, they’d really like. Knowing they enjoy Almond Joy candy bars, I thought this would be a hit, and it was! They loved them!!

I do wish I had added some roasted flax seed, sunflower seeds, or almond bits to add a little salty crunch, but will do that next time. I would try maybe 1/4 roasted flax seeds and 1/4 sunflower seeds. Or even just stick a whole almond in the middle. Anyway, there were still fabulous without! Here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Macaroons

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp celtic or himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate

In a mixing bowl whisk egg whites and salt until stiff. I used a hand mixer to get it thicker. Add in honey, vanilla and coconut. Drop batter onto parchment paper lined baking sheet, one firmly rounded tablespoonful at a timeBake at 350 for 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Melt chocolate in a cup. Once the macaroons cool a bit, dip the tops of them, and serve.