Mmmm! I love these things, what a great idea!
When I saw these macaroon recipes (links below) I knew I had to try them out. I have a monstrous sweet tooth but am trying to curb my intake of sweets.
After trying out the blond type, I decided that everything is made better with chocolate, so here's my updated recipe.
These were decadent and creamy--definitely did not taste as though they were 'healthy'! My Chocolate'd Version:
2 & 2/3 cups of shredded unsweetened coconut to make coconut butter (or 1 cup of pre-made coconut butter)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
2/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup agave nectar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup psyllium husk
1/2 tsp sea salt
Mix up the coconut butter, vanilla, almond, coconut, maple, agave, cocoa, coconut and sea salt. At this point the mixture is relatively thick, so it can take a strong arm to get the psyllium husk mixed it but it is well worth it. Psyllium really ups the fiber in these cookies!
After mixing in the psyllium I scoop my cookies with a cookie scoop and bake at 300 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes, but checking regularly at the 20 minute mark as not to burn them.
Also, I found that eating the batter with a spoon was another fine method of bringing chocolate and coconut to my belly.
More information (including my coconut butter processing experience) in my blog at this post: http://clumsycuisine.blogspot.com/2011/04/detox-chocolate-macaroons.html
Links as follows:
Positive Ponderings: http://positiveponderings.blogspot.com/2011/02/detox-macaroons.html
Oh She Glows: http://ohsheglows.com/2011/02/20/detox-blonde-macaroons/