Here is a very simple delicious dessert that’s also a bit decadent dipped in scrumptious chocolate. It’s a wonderful afternoon snack with coffee as well.
Here’s what you will need:
3 Cups of unsweetened shredded coconut
1 Cup granulated sugar
4 egg whites beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Go ahead and preheat the oven to 350 degrees for starters. Then, get out two mixing bowls – one for the dry ingredients and one for the wet.
In the first bowl, measure out the coconut and the sugar. Using the Masha, blend the dry ingredients together.
In a second bowl, place the egg whites and the vanilla extract. Using The Masha, blend the egg whites until frothy but not stiff.
Now, simply place the wet ingredient into the dry ingredient bowl. Using the Masha, effortlessly, mix them together until well blended. It takes no time at all with this great appliance.
Using a melon baller, scoop the ingredient up and press it in so it is as firmly packed as possible.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the balls of coconut on the sheet. You may have to use your fingers to pinch and shape the ball together.
You don’t have to worry about spacing the coconut balls far apart as they will not spread. When the sheet is filled, place them in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and a little crispy.
Once they are out of the oven and have cooled, you can choose to dip them in chocolate but why wouldn’t you?! It’s very easy to melt a bag of chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler. I used a Pyrex glass bowl over a simmering pot. Just stir the chocolate until just melted and still a little bit thick.
When the tray is full, place the tray with the macaroons in the refrigerator and let the chocolate set for about a half hour. After that, you can bring the macaroons out and store them at room temperature. They are incredibly delicious and such an easy treat to eat. And they take less than an hour to make.
Dr. Meg Haworth is a private chef to the stars in Hollywood. She specializes in food allergies and healing diets. She is the national spokesperson for Nexgenstore and teaches regularly at Whole Foods Markets. For more information on her work and how she can help you eat a better diet, see her website at www.deliciousandhealthy.com