No Bake Coconut Macaroon
This No Bake Coconut Macaroon recipe needs just six ingredients to make a perfect comfort dessert when you want to eat something that’s easy and quick to make. Sometimes you just need to strip all the exhaustive list of ingredients to be able to enjoy simple no bake treats that taste just as good as painstakingly time-consuming recipes. This recipe does not use any extra sugar asides from using sweetened coconut flakes and caramels. The most important step in these easy homemade macaroons is to combine all the ingredients thoroughly so that all the flavors bind well together. Make sure to cook the caramel sauce long enough, so it does not make the mixture runny. Also, make sure to use a good quality parchment paper or a Silpat cookie mat to be able to get the macaroons off your baking tray easily. Nothing is worse than a sticky mess, and it can be frustrating when the cookies do not come off your baking sheet easily.
Coconut flakes have a natural sweetness and a nutty flavor that adds a distinct taste to dessert recipes. Their dense texture is also another factor why they replace food grains. Coconut flour is one of the top preferred flours among other grain flours because to begin with it is not a flour but coconut that is finely ground. Coconut flour is low in carb and healthier because of its fiber content. Always use unsweetened coconut flakes to get maximum health benefits and to keep it low in sugar. Since there is caramel sauce already added to the recipe, you probably may not want your treats way too sweeter. You can find unsweetened coconut at any health food store or baking store and sometimes called as ‘desiccated’ coconut. You can shredded coconut in your kitchen by throwing coconut bits into a blender or a coffee grinder and blend them until you get a course texture. Besides the essential health benefits that unsweetened coconut nutrition has to offer, it is also low in carbs and supplies lauric acid to your system which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. There is no better reason than this to make treats that have coconut in them. If you wish, you can toast the coconut flakes to add a touch of nutty flavor to the cookies. Make sure not to burn the coconut flakes while toasting them.
The best part about this recipe is that you can add other ingredients to make them the way you prefer. Like for instance, you can throw in raisins, cranberries or goji berries to make them healthier. Add dark chocolate chips, mint flavor, a hint of almond extract, or peanut butter as a natural source of protein. On special occasions like kids’ birthday parties, you can throw these balls in add rainbow sprinkles or marshmallow fluff and coconut flakes to coat them. You can even try adding a marshmallow fluff drizzle on top to make the cookies look edgy and fun. You can add a hint of rum or brandy into the macaroon mixture before you roll them into balls. Allow the macaroons to completely firm before you can serve them to prevent them from falling apart. You can store these macaroons at room temperature.
Thanks to Lindsay at the Life Love & Sugar food blog for sharing this No Bake Coconut Macaroon recipe with us. Do visit Lindsay’s blog for more recipes that are sweet and savory for all occasions. This coconut macaroons recipe is perfect just in time for the holiday season. Make this macaroon recipe for your loved ones today!
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