A few months ago, during my UNFI shopping expedition, I came across some delightful, chocolate, coconut brownie looking things.
I knew the moment I bit into one I just had to have them. I craved them, longed for them, dreamed about them (okay, I know it's a little weird, but that is who I am)!!!
Every month when the order was due, I would search and search to see if anyone else had them ordered so I could split the case, because they could get rather pricey-if ya know what I mean!
Then on tragic day, I couldn't find any on the order page, what I am I suppose to do now????? I have ruined my family, ruined I say, they expected them, wanted them, NEEDED THEM, however, I don't think they were dreaming about them like I was!
So, I broke down and ordered an entire case just for them, us, ME!!! In days, they were gone, depleted I can't express my true sorrow in words, you just had to be there, but there was a lot of comforting and hugging rubbing of the back with the kind words it is going to be okay..... then a long sigh, because really what do you say next??????
I decided at the moment I couldn't afford (money or emotionally) to keep these marvelous macaroons in my home. Then one day out of the blue, a friend of mine comes to me with a sheet of paper with two recipes on it.
What is this? I ask
Why Arica it is recipes for macaroons!!! Said my friend
WHAT?!?!?!?! You mean to tell me I can make these at home! (imagine a very shocked, jaw dropped, wide eyed, smiling face with a little doubt- beautiful huh?)
Great I say, challenge excepted. I was in fear, because homemade is sometimes better and sometimes not. I mean, I don't very offend duplicate what I buy in stores or co-op. Do ya feel me???
But, these, Man were game on...
No wait..... Dare I say........EVEN BETTER!!!!!!!
All you need!!
1 heaping c. of shredded coconut (sweet or unsweet) we use unsweet/not sweet (grammar fanatics)
1/4 c coconut oil
5 T of cocoa powder
1/8 c of maple syrup ---NOT honey
1/2 t of vanilla
Place the coconut in a food processor and chop down to a finer shred
then add everything else and go to town-meaning mix well
Working quickly putting into balls because the oil melts real fast, or you can do what I do and put them in the fridge for a little bit then make the balls.
Keep refrigerated to prevent melting...
Eat all day long and ENJOY!!!!