Embarrassingly Easy Raw Macaroons

macaroons Did I mention these are a cinch? These little morsels of heaven have become a quick go-to treat that I whip up for the kiddies (and hubby and I of course)ot only are they raw, they are also gluten free, vegan and paleo. I bring them to many an event (kids’ school, potlucks etc…) because I have yet to meet someone who can’t eat these and with all the food sensitivities out there nowadays, that’s not something you can say very often! So if you’re wanting to treat yourself, go ahead and whip these babies up in no time.

 Makes 48 (tbsp sized) macaroons



3 c organic shredded coconut

3/8 c coconut oil (in solid state is fine)

1/3 c sucanat (pulverized) or coconut sugar or evaporated cane juice

1 tsp almond extract

3/8 tsp Himalayan sea salt


Optional Chocolate Drizzle

1/2 c organic cocoa powder

1/4 c coconut oil

1/4 c honey


1. In a food processor or mixer add all cookie ingredients and blend just until it sticks together. Do not over mix.

2. Remove and scoop out by tablespoon (I use an actual measuring spoon to give the consistent shape) onto a parchment paper lined plate/cookie sheet.

3. Leave to firm up. I like to speed up the process by placing them in the fridge while I make my chocolate drizzle.

4. In a double boiler, bring water to a boil then remove from heat and add drizzle ingredients.

5. Stir until smooth.

6. Using a teaspoon drizzle the chocolate in desired pattern onto macaroons. See photo below for another decorating option.

7. Store in fridge until ready to serve.

See? I told you these are a snap! Enjoy :)

IMG_3509-002 This yummy recipe is shared on Intoxicated on Life, Miz Helen’s Country Kitchen, Real Food Whole Health, Ann Kroeker, Simply Sweet Home, This Chick Cooks, Pickle Me Too, Real Food Forager, Nap Time Creations, Home Maker on a Dime, I Gotta Try That, My Sweet and Savory, Nourishing Treasures, Sarah Lynn’s Sweets, Kelly the Kitchen Kop

  • Maya’s Mom

    These sound terrific Libby! I usually make macaroons in my dehydrater but these sound so much easier (And more energy conscious). I was wondering if these have a crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside kind of texture?

    • eatplaylovemore

      Hi Maya’s mom! These do indeed have a crunchy outside and softer inside….yum, I think I’ll make a bunch for when the kiddies get home from school. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trisha-Eldridge-Gilkerson/738468626 Trisha Eldridge Gilkerson

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing on Wellness Wednesdays!

  • http://profiles.google.com/mizhelenadams Helen Adams

    Easy is a good thing, we will just love these Macaroons. Thank you very much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  • http://twitter.com/Katheemarie77 Kathy Reynolds

    I’ll have to try this! I usually made a raw dehydrated macaroon, but this does sound easier. Just wondering since you’ve brought them to events if they need to stay refrigerated to maintain their shape/taste. Visiting from Wellness Wednesdays.

    • eatplaylovemore

      Hi Kathy and thanks for visiting! I keep these refrigerated (only because of the chocolate) right up until the moment I leave for the event. As long as they are not in the hot sun for extended periods of time, they are fine. You can always skip the chocolate if they will be kept in the heat.

  • Mandy

    These are my favourite healthy treat. The kids love these and I bring them to birthday parties so that they have ‘something to share’ and they don’t feel the need to eat the Costco cake slab that the other parents serve. I agree that you should keep them in the fridge until you need to take them with you. I find they do just fine at room temp for about an hr or 2.

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  • Tessa@ Tessa the Domestic Diva

    Hi Libby! Your macaroons look lovely too! Have you checked out my chocolate version yet? There are so many great variations on these simple, healthful ingredients! Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://twitter.com/GFHomemaker Linda Etherton

    I love this idea of a raw macaroon. Macaroons are easy even when you bake them, but this sounds easier yet, and they look lovely!

    • eatplaylovemore

      They definitely are easy and I’m all about easy snacks. Enjoy!

  • Ella

    These look great Libby. Just wondering how many this makes.

    • eatplaylovemore

      Oops sorry Ella. I’ve now updated my recipe. These make 48 (tbsp sized) macaroons.

  • Stacy

    I’m on a coconut kick and these look AWESOME!!!!! :-) Visiting from Make Your Own Monday.