Grandmother's Chocolate Macaroons
There is nothing like coming across your Grandmother's hand written recipes. They are very special indeed. I can remember eating this easy chocolate macaroon recipe as a child and loving every bite. Nowadays when preparing the chocolate macaroon recipe, I prefer to substitute the margarine for coconut oil or grass fed organic butter, since margarine is high in trans-fats and not great for human health. Coconut oil and organic butter are fats that are high in nutrients. For a healthier version, you could also use a raw cacao powder which is very high in antioxidants, iron and magnesium. Since the cocoa powder is added to the warm mixture and just stirred in, the health benefits of raw cacao powder will remain and make for a higher energy, higher nutrient treat. You can also cut down a lot on the sugar for these yummy treats.
1/2 cup 2% milk
1 3/4 cups white sugar
1/2 cup margarine
*note - this is the original version using margarine, but we substitute with butter or coconut oil for a healthier option.
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
6 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
1 cup coconut
Heat milk, sugar and margarine (or butter / coconut oil) to a boil in the top of a double boiler.
Stir and cook 1 minute or until sugar melts.
Set over hot water and stir in remaining ingredients.
Shape into mounds on waxed paper lined pan.
Let sit and then store when cold.
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Nutrition Facts of Grandmother's Chocolate Macaroons by Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Milk, white sugar, margarine, vanilla, rolled oats, cocoa powder, coconut.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 24 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 139, Calories from Fat 51, Total Fat 5.7g 9%, Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 48mg 2%, Potassium 82mg 2%, Carbohydrates 21.9g 7%, Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%, Sugars 15.1g, Protein 1.7g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 6%
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