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, an ADK 46-R, is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Online MPH Program at George Mason University. In her free time, she can usually be found scampering up and over mountains whilst munching on eggplant bacon, writing odd things, or doing zoomies with Sig and Bella, the shollie and entledoodle dynamic duo who own me. She can also be found at:


2 Responses

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

  2. MB says:

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

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