04 June, 2015

Jenna's Macaroon Bites

A few months ago, I was sent a link to some yummy raw macaroons on youtube. The problem was, there wasn't a written out recipe. The awesome blogger that is known for her youtube videos just has links back to youtube. I need my recipes written down.  Original recipe found on youtube. I stick pretty close to her recipe, I add salt and I WRITE it down.

I have made these delicious bites many times and I am really happy with how they consistently turn out.

Jenna's macaroon bites with chocolate drizzle
Here is my version:

Jenna's Macaroon Bites

1 c. unsweetened finely shredded coconut
3/4 c. raw almond flour (I used blanched, which makes my bites not raw)
1/4 c. coconut oil (solid)
2 T. maple syrup (I like grade B, it has more flavor)
1 t. Vanilla extract
1/16th t. sea salt

1 - Start with coconut oil in the food processor, whip until fluffy and most of the chunks are gone.

2 - Add vanilla extract, maple syrup and pulse until they are combined with the oil.

3 - Scrape down sides and add shredded coconut, almond flour and sea salt. Pulse until combined, scraping down the sides as needed.

4 - After all the ingredients are well blended, scoop with small cookie scoop and place on cookie sheet with parchment paper and place in freezer for at least 20 minutes.

5 - My favorite option is to drizzle chocolate over half the batch. In a double boiler melt 1 cup chocolate chips, I use Enjoy life brand semi sweet, and 1 t. coco oil. Let melt until the chocolate is drizzle ready - not too hot. Then spoon the warm chocolate into a small plastic baggie. Cut a tiny slit in the corner and drizzle over half or all the macaroons.

6 - Once the chocolate drizzle is complete, the macaroons can go back in the freezer until serving or party transport time.


Almond flour can easily be replaced with walnut, pecan or cashew meal

I always make a double batch = 49 #70 scoop size macaroon bites.

My scoop is labeled #70 - it is about 1 tablespoon

I know it may seem hard to believe but yes, there are people that like the plain macaroons without chocolate drizzle added to the top. Crazy, right?

En guete!

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