Superfood Cacao Coconut Macaroons

For my first Trim Treat Thursday blog post, I’ve decided to find a superfood dessert recipe that doesn’t sound too difficult to make!
Unfortunately I couldn’t test this out as I don’t have a kitchen in my current place. As part of trim treat tuesday, I will ALWAYS cook the recipe myself when I can – that way I can eliminate any recipes that are total flops or sound better than they taste. This one is a bit more complicated as you will need a dehydrator (you can pick these up from most department stores). Dehydrators are great because you can make your own dried fruit snacks!

cacao coconut recipe

Ingredients:


2 cups dried unsweetened coconut
¼ cup mint leaves
½ cup almonds
¼ cup maple syrup (not raw but used in many raw food recipes)
¼ cup agave
¼ cup coconut oil, melted

Cacao Coating
½ cup cacao
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup agave
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
½ teaspoon vanilla pinch salt

Place mint leaves and almonds in a food processor. (Use pre-soaked, dehydrated almonds). Process until finely ground. Whisk together maple syrup, agave and coconut oil. Mix together coconut, almond mint mixture and agave mixture. Take a tablespoon and dip into hot water, pack with mixture and then turn out onto mesh dehydrator sheet. Dehydrate for 6+ hours or until desired dryness is achieved. You can start the dehydration at 140° for the first hour, then reduce to 115°. Cool.

Whisk all ingredients together.  Dip macaroons into cacao mixture and chill. You can let the cacao mixture cool a little before dipping for a thicker coating.