Raw Christmas Macaroons

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Soft and chewy coconut with the scent of vanilla and a hint of mint, dyed pink with real beet juice, and shaped into miniature presents. This recipe couldn’t get any cuter or more festive!

 

Ingredients

Macaroons
  • 1 cup raw coconut flour (do not use store bought!)
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup raw coconut nectar
  • 1 small 1 inch chunk beet
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups finely shredded coconut
Glaze
  • 1 Tbsp coconut butter warmed to liquid
  • 1 tsp coconut nectar
  • filtered water as needed
  • natural green food coloring (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract

Instructions

  1. Place coconut flour, sea salt, nectar, beet, and vanilla in the food processor and process until well combined. Add coconut and pulse until the mixture holds together.
  2. Form the mixture into 12 balls, and place on a dehydrator sheet. Dehydrate for about 6-8 hours, or until they are dried, but not so much so that they are not a little chewy in the middle.
  3. To make the glaze, whisk together all ingredients until smooth, adding 1 tsp of water at a time until the mixture is a glaze consistency (not too thin though, you want to be able to pipe it).
  4. Place in a plastic bag with the tip cut off or a pastry bag with a small tip, and pipe like ribbon onto the macaroons.
  5. Place in the freezer when they are all done for about 10 minutes to set the frosting. Store 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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