Snowpocalypse is going strong. So strong that I’ve had nearly a whole week off [yay!]. I found an awesome recipe for Vegan, Gluten Free, Raw Coconut Macaroons. The ingredients weren’t up to my usual standards so I adapted a few things to make delicious, allergy friendly, snopocalypse-esque dirty snowballs for you to devour in the midst of any storm.
- 2 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (finely ground)
- 1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons of cool water
- 2 ounces of unsweetened dark chocolate
Mix all of the ingredients (except the 2 teaspoons of water and 2oz of chocolate) together in a bowl.
Combine the ingredients until the coconut oil is fully incorporated. Add 2 teaspoons of water to the bowl and mix. The ingredients should combine and stick together to form balls. If you feel the dough isn’t sticky enough, add water by the teaspoon until the dough sticks together.
Create a double boiler on the stove using a pot of water and a heat safe glass bowl or metal bowl. Bring the water to a slow boil, and place the 2oz of chocolate into the bowl to melt.
As the chocolate is melting, form the “dough” into little balls. Using a spoon, carefully dip the coconut balls into the melted chocolate. Place on parchment paper and allow the chocolate to cool. As it cools, it will harden.
The bitterness of the chocolate beautifully compliments the sweet coconut. A perfect treat for a snowy day!