Raw Chocolate Covered Cherry Macaroons

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These are very easy to make –  just throw all the macaroon ingredients into a food processor, blend and roll into balls and dip into dark chocolate. Chewy and coconutty with the flavor of cherries and rich dark chocolate…a match made in heaven!

 

Ingredients

Macaroons
Raw Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 3/4 cup cacao butterwarmed to liquid (or coconut oil may be used instead)
  • 3 Tbsp raw coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • pinch sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place 1 1/2 cups coconut, cherries, vanilla, sea salt, almond butter, and coconut butter in the food processor and process until smooth and well combined.
  2. Add remaining 3/4 cup coconut and pulse until the mixture holds together when squeezed.
  3. Form mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place in the freezer to harden for about 30 minutes.
  4. To make the chocolate, whisk together all ingredients until smooth, in a small bowl.
  5. Lay out a piece of parchment, and dip the macaroons one by one into the chocolate and set them back on the tray. Allow the chocolate to set (which will happen faster if you place them in the freezer for about 15 minutes). Store extra macaroons in the fridge.
Amy LyonsAbout Amy Lyons

Amy is passionate about real food.  She is the recipe creator at Fragrant Vanilla Cake, a blog specializing in raw, vegan, vegetarian  recipes.  She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University.  Currently she uses her eye for art to create food that is pleasing to eat as it is to look at and nourishing to the body as well.  She has been an elite runner, so she knows how important it is to treat your body well including nutrition.  It is her mission to revamp classics to make them healthier as well as create new and interesting dishes that taste delicious as well as make the body feel good.

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