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Chocolate Coconut Macaroons (gluten-free, paleo)

Chocolate coconut macaroons are delicious, bite-sized chocolate treats and use just a handful of healthy, gluten-free, paleo-friendly ingredients. 

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If you’re in a choco-holic mood, I highly recommend these chocolate coconut macaroon mounds of happiness. Say that five times fast!

Similar to my Meyer lemon coconut macaroons, these bite-sized chocolate coconut macaroons are a great snack. There’s only a handful of ingredients needed to make these macaroons and odds are you likely already have them on hand.

So here’s what you do. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Use a cookie scoop to dollop the chocolate coconut macaroons onto a baking tray and bake them for 20 minutes. After they’ve cooled, you’ll find that they’re slightly crispy on the outside yet soft and delicious on the inside.

And bonus – they travel well! So if you’re feeling like a picnic or maybe want to sneak some paleo munchies into the movies (just saying), give these a try.

Enjoy!

5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 12 macaroons
Author: Lisa Bryan
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Chocolate coconut macaroons are gluten-free and paleo and utterly delicious. The perfect chocolate sweet treat recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup almond flour, finely ground
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  • Using a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20 minutes, turning the baking sheet halfway through. The bottom of each macaroon will start to brown when finished.
  • Cool macaroons on the baking sheet for at least 15 minutes before transferring to a plate (otherwise, they will break apart).

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 79mg, Potassium: 99mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chocolate Coconut Macaroons, coconut macaroons, gluten free coconut macaroons, paleo coconut macaroons
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8 comments on “Chocolate Coconut Macaroons (gluten-free, paleo)”

  1. Can I use sweetened coconut flakes instead of unsweetened? I have a bunch of it leftover from a previous recipe and now it’s just sitting in my fridge doing nothing. Can I use less honey or maple syrup to adjust for the sweetness?

  2. Could I use cocoa powder instead of raw cacao powder? 

  3. I honestly had doubts on the outcome of this recipe, since there are no eggs. Well, they turned out delicious. Luckily I’ve used up my ingredients, otherwise I’d likely bake as many as possible and eat them all in one go.Thank you Lisa, you’re a real master of the kitchen!PS: I’m Italian, and since you’ve travelled you know this means that I am extremely picky with food quality!!

    Rating: 5
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