Thursday Recipe: Sugar, Gluten, and Dairy Free Chocolate Macaroons

Macaroons are one of the most deliciously allowable foods for those of us that are gluten, dairy, and sugar challenged. I have yet to really explain to you all why I try to be sugar-free but you’ll just have to trust me on this one, sugar is really not good for you. You can substitute Stevia or Xylitol for sugar but sometimes it can taste a bit wonky. In this recipe, it just works!

So I made these macaroons and they are so flippin’ delicious. There are a few more steps than I’m used to but SO worth the brain power.

Chocolate Covered Macaroons

Cookie Ingredients:

4-5 egg whites

14 oz of unsweetened coconut, shredded

2 Tbsp butter, melted

Xylitol or Stevia to taste

Chocolate Ingredients (this chocolate covering is optional):

3 squares unsweetened chocolate

2 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp butter, melted

Xylitol or Stevia to taste

Instructions:

^ Beat egg whites until frothy.

^ Stir in coconut, butter, and sweetener.

Roll into tablespoon sized balls and drop onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes. Cool in fridge until firm.

The chocolate is optional but SO good, just do it:

^ Melt chocolate, coconut oil, and butter together. Add sweetener. Dip macaroons in chocolate. Cool on wax paper. Keep refrigerated.

Like an idiot, I got so excited to eat these babies that I didn’t take an after picture. DOH! But you can imagine how pretty AND tasty they were. And so easy to make. Try it, you will amaze yourself.

Does anyone have plans for a nice meal this weekend?

Who are you gonna smile at today?

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5 thoughts on “Thursday Recipe: Sugar, Gluten, and Dairy Free Chocolate Macaroons

  1. carolyn turbett

    Ashley, I LOVE macaroons! have you eaten them all? I will be getting adjusted on Thurs. hope to see you! my hubby has lost about 10 lbs in the last week. His blood sugar has also dropped 50 points. He cut out sugar, bread and most carbs. Have you ever heard that if u have sweets (even zylitol) it makes you crave more? I have a serious sugar addition. been w/out for about a week. Blessings! Carolyn

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    1. ahappylass Post author

      Carolyn,
      I made it for recipe night. Bummer you weren’t there. Next time though!

      Good for your husband! Tell him to keep it up and his health goals will definitely be met.

      As far as sugar cravings, YES, definitely. I have a big sweet tooth and am still in the process of cutting out sugar. I have finally learned to enjoy dried apricots, dark stevia sweetened chocolate, and maybe a macaroon or something. Break yourself of the habit slowly and easily, it’s the only way to make the change sustainable.

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    1. ahappylass Post author

      Ruth, these are usually made with honey so you’re good! Just throw a little in there instead of Stevia. I will be sure to include stevia alternatives from now on.

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