Passover Chocolate covered Almond – Coconut Macaroons

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These crunchy macaroons are the perfect dessert for Seder or anytime. I used unsweetened shredded coconut with only 3 Tablespoons sugar for a not–too-sweet macaroon. I added chopped, roasted almonds, vanilla and almond extract. Then I spread it with dairy free chocolate sauce for a treat that’s just sweet enough.

Makes about 10 macaroons

Macaroon dough:
3 large egg whites
3 Tb sugar

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

½ tsp almond extract

2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup roasted and crushed almonds (I buy mine at Berkeley Bowl, but you can roasted almonds and crush in food processor)

chocolate chips and coconut oilChocolate dip:

½ cup semisweet chocolate chips or Guittard chocolate baking chunks

2 teaspoons coconut oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

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Whisk together sugar and egg whites until frothy.

Stir in vanilla, almond extract, coconut and nuts

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baked macaroonsBake macaroons about 18 minutes or until they are light golden on top. Let cool on baking sheet for five minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

When macaroons are cool, make the chocolate spread:

Microwave chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small bowl, on high for 1 to 1½ minutes until melted; stir until smooth.pouring chocolate sauce on macarooms

Spread melted chocolate onto macaroon. Place on parchment paper until chocolate is set.

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You can spread the chocolate onto matzo pieces as well.

 

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