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Chocolate Freezer Macaroons

If your new year’s resolutions don’t include complete deprivation of all things dessert, or you are looking to squeeze in one more treat before the year ends, here is a great recipe for Chocolate Freezer Macaroons that focuses on satiating fats rather than sugar.

I have found that fat-based fuel before working out or going to school is much more likely to get me through until the end than something sweet like date balls (these are better post-workout or for quick glucose needs). So instead of swearing off all food for the next month or two, use food like these yummy, satiating macaroons to fuel you through the whole of 2017. These could also easily be made full on keto if that’s your jam!

Based on my super basic recipe for Chocolate Strawberry Loves, these delish Chocolate Freezer Macaroons will fuel your body and treat your indulgent tooth (or teeth…I definitely have more than one!), so you will never feel deprived and sad.

chocolate freezer macaroons

Chocolate Freezer Macaroons

1/2 c. coconut manna
1/4 c. cacao butter
1/2 c. coconut oil
100g dark chocolate bar (you control the sweet here, so choose your favourite)
1 c. shredded unsweetened coconut
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp maca powder, optional
pinch sea salt

In a small saucepan, gently melt coconut manna, cacao butter, chocolate bar, coconut oil and salt. Add vanilla and whisk in maca if desired. Mix in the shredded coconut – most of the chocolate mixture should be taken up by the coconut, but you don’t want the mix to be too dry. Spoon mixture into silicone ice cube trays or container of choice. Freeze about 1 hour or until solid. I store these in the freezer as they melt pretty quick! Take out servings as desired and allow to thaw 5 minutes before enjoying.

chocolate freezer macaroons

 

 

4 Comments

  • Allison

    These look amazing! Could I use carob powder instead of a chocolate bar? (I can’t do chocolate, sadly.) And if so … how much carob powder would you recommend? Thanks 🙂

    • Emily

      You could definitely use carob! I haven’t tried it myself, but my mom uses cocoa powder instead of a chocolate bar and I think she uses about a 1/2 cup. You could try the same with carob. You might also want a little sweetener. Taste as you go! Since this recipe is frozen, you have some leeway with consistency 🙂 Let me know how it goes!

  • Leahbeth A. Harding

    Oh Yum! I wonder how many kcals, fat, protein, and carb grams there are in these? It’s always nice to know…A new project for you? 🙂

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