Beautifly Blended

Beautifly Blended
"Like clay in the hand of the potter, so you are in My hands." God said. Jeremiah 18:6

08 April 2014

Macaroon Mania!!!

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!!!!


  1. Hi Arica! Found you on Google! I'm a new blogger, and I've been searching the web for Blended Family Blogs- are you a blended family? Or does your blog name have more to do with your cooking (which, I must say, I'm quite intrigued with because I enjoy eating-LOL)?

    Would love for you to visit my blog too, if you should feel so inclined.... :-)


    1. Hello Dear Ursula!! Yes we are a blended family! The two biggest kiddos are from my first marriage the and the smallest is from my hubs. I am so glad that you found me!!! ;-). I will totally check you out as well. Perhaps we can be an encouragement to each other!!! Blessings to you!!!