The best things come when you least expect them. I wasn't even thinking or craving chocolate, but these sweet things snook up on me as I was standing in front of my pantry in search for something to do. These raw chocolate macaroons pack a punch of vitamins and minerals and are gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free. They're a quick little treat to boost mood and energy. Honestly addicting.
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup melted coconut oil (measure after you have melted it)
3 Tablespoons coconut nectar (I use Coconut Secret)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Tightly pack mixture into a Tablespoon measuring spoon and gently drop it over a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the batch.
- Freeze for 1-2 hours. Let sit for a few minutes out of the freezer before serving, but don't leave out for too long or they will melt.
These would be better if dehydrated with a dehydrator, but I don't own one. I encourage you to use it if you do.
Tell me, how do you relieve stress? What methods do you use to keep your focus?