Aug
5

Chocolate Macaroons (Coco-roons)

Chocolate Macaroons are a healthy cookie that you will love! They are made with a few simple ingredients and are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and raw!

Chocolate Macaroons are a healthy cookie that you will love! They are made with a few simple ingredients and are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and raw!

Hi, my name is Ashley and I am a chocoholic. I can’t resist, I love any and all chocolate. Dark chocolate is my favorite and if you add coconut, salt or crunchy nuts then I love it even more. The best part about chocolate is that you don’t really need a lot of it to satisfy a craving. Even though I love chocolate, I try to make healthier choices whenever possible. I love raw coconut macaroons because they are easy to make with a few simple ingredients and the flavor options are endless. Chocolate macaroons are made with cocoa powder and a few additional ingredients. They are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and can be made raw. They are sweet and full of chocolate flavor.

Chocolate Macaroons are a healthy cookie that you will love! They are made with a few simple ingredients and are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and raw!

I know what you are thinking – cookies can’t be healthy and delicious. Yes, they can! Make a batch at the beginning of the week, store them in your refrigerator and snack on them during the week. One little cookie is enough to satisfy your craving for something chocolate and sweet.

Yields about 1 dozen small cookies

Chocolate Macaroons (Coco-roons)
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Pulse until well blended and the mixture starts to clump. Using a one inch cookie scoop, pack the mixture into the scoop and place cookie on cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Turn off oven but leave the cookies inside for 15 additional minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. (see notes for completely raw version)

Notes

*I prefer to use 2 tablespoons cocoa powder for rich chocolate flavor.

**To make these raw, rather than baking them in the oven, dehydrate them for 8 hours on 110 degrees.

These cookies are soft. They do not firm up like a standard cookie when baked because they are meant to be (almost) raw. When you slow bake or dehydrate they should firm up a bit though. Chilling them in the fridge is a necessary step that will help maintain the delicate cookie texture.

http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2015/08/05/chocolate-macaroons-coco-roons/

Source: Spoonful of Flavor

Chocolate Macaroons are a healthy cookie that you will love! They are made with a few simple ingredients and are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and raw!

Try some of my other favorite macaroon (coco-roon) flavors:

Lemon Pie Macaroons

Lemon Pie Macaroons are a delicious snack inspired by coco-roons! They are raw, vegan, and gluten free!

Key Lime Pie Macaroons

Key Lime Pie Macaroons (Coco-roons) are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and raw!

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38 Comments

  1. Sues

    Probably the only way to make macaroons better is to add chocolate! Love these!

  2. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    My macaroons are complete without a little bit of chocolate on the side, so these are right up my alley! Loveee that they’re paleo and totally healthy which means I can have a handful right??

  3. marcie

    I love these Ashley! Macaroons are a favorite of mine, and I love the addition of chocolate and almond flour!

  4. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I am allergic to chocolate (I know, I know), so while I can’t devour these, I can absolutely say these look AMAZING! Chocolate macaroons made healthy?? With NO gluten and dairy? Plus they are vegan and raw?? I have to make these for my husband, because I KNOW he will love these! And I will love knowing he is secretly eating something GOOD FOR HIM! Pinned! Cheers, girlie!

  5. Erin @ The Almond Eater

    Oddly enough, my friend and I were JUST talking about macaroons yesterday–about how easy and good they are. These chocolate ones look like they fit that bill!

  6. Katalina @ Peas and Peonies

    ugh these coco-roons sound way too good, and the lemon version is amazing s well, have to make them asap!

  7. Leah @ Grain Changer

    I am definitely a chocoholic too (can you believe I didn’t like it growning up? CRAZY!) and loooove any way I can get my fix that is a bit on the healthier side. These cocoroons (adorable name, btw) are JUST the ticket. Can’t wait to make ’em!!

  8. Ana | Espresso My Kitchen

    These look delicious and so easy to make! Coconut + Chocolate is one of my favorite combinations. Need to try these for sure! 🙂

  9. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze

    Oh man I am totally craving a big handful of these right now! They look so moist and delicious, that I was totally thinking that they couldn’t be healthy. But looking at the ingredient list, everything is healthy! Love it!! Pinned!

  10. Manali @ CookWithManali

    nice to meet a fellow chocoholic! 😀 I adore dark chocolate, I wish I had this in my mouth right now, looks delicious!

  11. amanda

    Oh my word, these look amazing!!!

  12. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Helloooo chewy, adorable vegan cookies! I’m down for anything coconut and these look fab! Pinning!

  13. Ashley

    You’re making too many good looking flavors of these to try Ashley! I keep adding them to my list to do! haha These may be my favorite though….

  14. Beverley @ sweaty&fit

    Hi Ashley! I’m Beverley and a fellow chocoholic!! These cocoroons look and sound fabulous – perfect for an addict like myself 🙂

  15. Ryan MacDonnell

    I can definitely get on board for these! We don’t have a lot of sweets in our house (the girls call my brother “Uncle Chocolate” because he always brings over candy) – this is something that the girls can have. Thank you!

  16. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    I am too chocoholic, Ashley! Ca’t really resist any chocolate. These macaroons look DROOLICIOUS! I wish I would grab 3 or 4 right from the screen! Absolutely delicious!

  17. ZazaCook

    Looks deelish, Ashley! My daughter is also a chocoholic!!

  18. Kelly

    I love all your coco-roons, Ashley! Adding chocolate is such a great idea! These adorable bites are perfect whenever that chocolate craving hits!

  19. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    These look heavenly Ashley! Perfect little morsels that I just want to pop in my mouth!

  20. Johlene@FlavoursandFrosting

    I think these look amazing! Coconut and chocolate go so well together, like my favourite chocolate bar: Bounty.
    ps. Love the name cocoroons! It rolls off the tongue very easily 😉

  21. Kati

    I too am a chocoholic! And chocolate with coconut is one of my weaknesses. Thanks for another great macaroon recipe 🙂

  22. Bobbyanne

    coconut + chocolate=win!
    Great recipe! I love anything that’s full of cocoa powder, it’s so good for you!
    Bobbyanne
    Promisingbeauty.blogspot

  23. Pauline Molinari

    Mmmm.. these look delish! Thanks for sharing with us on the Monday Funday Party! XO

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  25. Karren Haller

    Hi Ashley, your coco-roons look so good and I will be trying these soon

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that your post is Featured on our
    Friday Feature-Linky-Party this week, hope you would like to stop by and add other links. All Features are pinned!

    Have a beautiful weekend, Karren
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  26. Teresa

    I’m embarrassed to admit I made the macaroons raw. Rolled them in more cocoa and ate them all in 1.5 days.
    Comming back to make more and realize I was to bake or dehydrate. I omitted the syrup and used raw honey. I’m on a special diet no sugar but honey is ok. These are wonderful!!! I will bake this batch. just curious in comparison. Thank you

    • Ashley

      Hi, Teresa! Don’t be embarrassed, I do it all of the time. You actually don’t have to bake or dehydrate these cookies if you don’t want to. I am glad to hear that you loved the first batch. They are one of my favorite snacks!

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  28. Natalie

    I made these yesterday! I have been looking for a no-bake type cookie that I can eat for years, and when I stumbled upon these I was thrilled!
    I substituted white whole wheat flour for the almond flour, as I am allergic to nuts. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. I did use the small cookie scoop, so I ended up with two dozen.
    My husband absolutely loved these as well! He requested they be on our “make frequently” list. We even talked about toasting the coconut first next time.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I am excited to try the other versions as well.
    I will tag you when I post them to my instagram page.

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