Pa pa paleo – Raw Cacao Macaroons

Saturday: makng macaroons (art directing Craig)

There are some good things that come from this Paleo diet. Besides weight loss and not feeling disgusting after meals. But sometimes you come up with delicious treats that you can share with your friends who are gluten free, or have chronic fatigue syndrome, or who have recently found out that they are allergic to PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING.
And these? these are so good that I will probably make them on and off for years. They are so good I would eat them if I did not care about gluten or grains or dairy or anything else. They are so good I emailed them to all my people before I even perfected the recipe.

Because I kind of did make this recipe up. Not from scratch, it is sort of an amalgam of three or four different recipes, and a bit of trial and error on my part. But you should try them! They are delicious.


Raw Cacao Macaroons

1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
2tbsp organic maple syrup
2tbsp organic agave nectar
dash of organic vanilla essence
pinch of sea salt
Desiccated coconut

3 4

Combine all the ingredients. Add enough coconut to make a mixture that sticks together.
I made a double batch and used about 100g of coconut. Next time I would probably even up the coconut content.

5 6

Roll into balls, lay on greaseproof paper, and refrigerate.

If the balls are a little melty (coconut oil is VERY MELTY), don’t panic like I did the first time. It’ll harden back up in the fridge!




  1. milliemirepoix · February 15, 2012

    Ah, anything with coconut oil and maple syrup and chocolate pretty much begs for my attention. Looks worth getting your hands messy for 🙂

  2. Bridey · February 15, 2012

    Yum! I'll be making these this weekend for sure.

  3. suzy · February 15, 2012

    oooh…my sister is celiac so i'm always looking for things to bring to family gatherings that are gluten-free. :Dwoohoo!

  4. Sarah-Rose · February 15, 2012

    Definitely worth it. AND! Tastes delicious licked straight off your hands.

  5. Sarah-Rose · February 15, 2012

    I hope you like them!

  6. Sarah-Rose · February 15, 2012

    Handy! I have yet to find anyone that these would NOT work for. Though I guess a severe enough nut allergy could include coconut?

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