Dirty Snowballs and Raw Macaroons

Raw Coconut Macaroons on Simple MedicineSnowpocalypse is going strong. So strong that I’ve had nearly a whole week off [yay!]. I found an awesome recipe for Vegan, Gluten Free, Raw Coconut Macaroons.  The ingredients weren’t up to my usual standards so I adapted a few things to make delicious, allergy friendly, snopocalypse-esque dirty snowballs for you to devour in the midst of any storm.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Mix all of the ingredients (except the 2 teaspoons of water and 2oz of chocolate) together in a bowl.

Combine the ingredients until the coconut oil is fully incorporated. Add 2 teaspoons of water to the bowl and mix. The ingredients should combine and stick together to form balls. If you feel the dough isn’t sticky enough, add water by the teaspoon until the dough sticks together.

Create a double boiler on the stove using a pot of water and a heat safe glass bowl or metal bowl. Bring the water to a slow boil, and place the 2oz of chocolate into the bowl to melt.

As the chocolate is melting, form the “dough” into little balls. Using a spoon, carefully dip the coconut balls into the melted chocolate. Place on parchment paper and allow the chocolate to cool. As it cools, it will harden.

The bitterness of the chocolate beautifully compliments the sweet coconut. A perfect treat for a snowy day!

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  • http://twitter.com/ecochicND Christine (@ecochicND)

    OH MY GOSH! Those are my favorite! They look delicious :). Enjoy the snow. Word on the street: Seattle is shut down.

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      I wonder if the shut down will last into tomorrow? Clinic shift at 9am (yikes!)

  • http://www.archerfriendly.com Archer

    Nice photography, Pragati! Liked this post. And nice new look on your blog.

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      Thank you, Archer! I’ve started to teach myself a little about web design and this is my first project – definitely still a work in progress :)

  • http://www.foodepix.com Jo

    This looks absolutely delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll submit it today :)

  • http://www.theveganchickpea.com Caitlin

    wow- that top picture is total food porn. i looove coconut and chocolate. these look absolutely amazing.

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      Thanks Caitlin! It’s amazing what the perfect lighting can produce :) I checked out your blog and the Hummus and Olive Pizza sounds fantastic!

  • http://pumpkinhoney.wordpress.com pumpkinhoney

    These look incredible. I can’t wait to make them (probably this week)! It’s like a grown-up, sophisticated mounds candybar :)

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      It’s fun to hide an almond in the middle too! They’re incredible, I’m sure you’ll love them :)

      • http://pumpkinhoney.wordpress.com pumpkinhoney

        I made them today and I absolutely loved them! I’m making a blog post dedicated to your recipe with links back, of course :) Thanks again for sharing it!

        • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

          YAY! I’m happy to hear to loved them :)

  • http://arealfoodlover.com arealfoodlover

    I bet these taste as great as they look! Do you suppose I could use coconut flour instead of almond?

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      I haven’t tried it with coconut flour, but if you end up trying it, let me know how it goes! I imagine it would work just as well :)

  • Joanne

    These were amazing — I did find that if you refrigerate them to get the balls hard first they dip in the chocolate easier! Thanks for the recipe!

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      oooo that is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tiffany

    Wow these were delicious! I used coconut flour and honey instead of almond flour and maple syrup and it turned out great. Being a total coconut and chocolate lover, this recipe is a must keep and must make. Highly recommended for everyone! Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely recipe!

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      Those sound like awesome substitutions – so glad you enjoyed this recipe :)

  • Tiffany

    Will I be able to sub the sweetener to homemade date paste? Will it change the texture of this recipe?

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      I think that might work well, I would image the date paste would hold the balls together. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out!

  • Nicole

    I would really like to make these but I am highly allergic to almonds is there anything else I can use in the place of almond flour?

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      Nicole – I would try coconut flour. I think it would work well as a substitute!

  • Andrea

    Followed the recipe pretty much exactly as written, and the resultant mixture tasted great but turned out kind of watery, and never solidified or hardened! I added a little extra almond flour to try and dry out the dough a bit, which helped, but it still never got quite macaroon-like. What should I try next time, do you think? Even more almond flour?

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      Hi Andrea! I found that when I formed the macaroons into balls and put them in the refrigerator for a bit they stayed put together better. Once the coconut oil hardens again, it’s a great binder. BUT I did notice that when I bit into them they weren’t as held together as a regular cookie or macaroon might be. I think this is mainly because they lack traditional binders like gluten and egg, and of course because they aren’t baked. I’m sorry they didn’t turn out :(

      • Andrea

        I put them in the fridge too, and they stayed together long enough for us (well, mostly me) to INHALE them. I probably ate 4000 calories in one sitting! Mmmmmm good!

        • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

          Glad you enjoyed them :) They are so yummy!

  • http://whatrunslori.com (what runs) Lori

    AWESOME. I just made these and they are BEAUTIFUL! I love it when my food turns out pretty. ;) Love the chocolate dip and drizzle. I’ll be blogging these tomorrow- thanks for the recipe!!

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      yay! Be sure to post a link to your blog :)

  • Sarah

    Very excited to try these! I am in love with the “Coco-Roons” that I buy at my local natural foods store, but they are expensive! Knowing how few ingredients they are made of, I have been determined to make my own at home. This recipe sounds perfect! Thank you for sharing :)

    • http://simplemedicinecenter.wordpress.com Pre

      I hope they were yummy! Thanks for stopping by :)