Saturday, November 20, 2021

MAKE IT: Cocoa and Coconut Macaroons


Are you looking for some sweet and easy treats that are also refined sugar and allergen-free? These cocoa and coconut macaroons are dairy, nut, and gluten-free. They come together quickly, satisfy a sweet craving, and are kid-friendly! I sometimes roll mine in a little extra shredded coconut, or sprinkle some shaved dark cocoa on them. Enjoy!

Serves: 12-15


  • 1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2–4 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1-2 Tablespoons coconut oil


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
  2. Scoop about 1-2 Tablespoons’ worth of dough and roll in one hand to create firm little bites.
  3. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information: Serving size: 1/15th recipe | Servings per recipe: 15 | Calories: 79, total fat: 6.7 g, saturated fat: 5.5 g, cholesterol: 0 mg, sodium: 3.9 mg, carbohydrates: 5.3 g, fiber: 2.5 g, sugar: 2.2 g, protein: 1.1 g

*Recipe adapted from Frugal Nutrition

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MB Mitcham

MB (Marybeth) holds graduate and doctoral degrees in public health nutrition and public health education. Her work for Cornell University Extension allows her to provide nutrition and healthy living education to members of the Warren County community. When not working, this ADK 46-R can be found climbing all over the mountains of the Northeastern United States, munching on eggplant bacon, or doing zoomies with her shollie, Sig.


2 Responses

  1. The cocoanut macaroons look delicious I’m going to make some soon thank you

  2. MB Mitcham MB says:

    You are very welcome! I hope that you enjoy them 🙂

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