Thursday, January 28, 2010
Carob Coconut Macaroons (raw)
Now that I've just given them some free advertising, back to my story of macaroons. I really love the ones they have in the store, but I was curious to try making them on my own...and raw. They're a little bit creamy, so that part was pretty important. In came the avocado! And while my original plan was to use cacao powder, I'm running low but had lots of carob. You can use either or interchangeably. Carob has a similar taste to chocolate, about half the calories, no fat, and has iron & calcium, among many other benefits. (You can even buy carob chips in place of chocolate for baking! OMG :O)
I tested these out on my mom and brother, but wouldn't tell them what was in it. My mom thought it was chocolate, and my brother thought there were nuts. Nope :) But they loved 'em as much as I do <3 And I know you will, too.