Macaroons are hands down my favourite treat. In university, I used to buy at least a box each week to help me get through the stress of studying (and I was shocked when I gained the freshman 15…go figure!)
Clean Coconut Macaroons
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
3 tbsp liquid egg whites (OR 1.5 egg whites straight from the eggs)
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 square 70%-90% dark chocolate
Combine egg whites and coconut.
Add in vanilla extract and stir gently.
Using a tablespoon, form into small balls and place on a non-stick cookie or baking sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops of the macaroons are slightly browned.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
If you choose, melt the square of dark chocolate in the microwave then drizzle over the macaroons.
Allow to cool for 5 additional minutes.
Try not to eat them all*
*my husband wants me point out that these treats, while meeting texture requirements of macaroons, are not sweet (at all). If you are desperate for a sweet macaroon, I suggest you add 2 tbsp of sweetened, flaked coconut to the mixture before baking:) This will make them a little less clean but certainly satisfying for that sweet tooth!