I shared this recipe last month with Ricki on her blog: Ricki Heller. I found Ricki’s blog shorty after I started blogging (about 2 1/2 years ago). I distinctly remember visiting Wellness Weekend for the first time to share a recipe and instantly fell in love with Ricki, her writing style, and (of course) her recipes (of which I’ve made many)! Personally, I suffer from candida, so her blog is of great interest and value to me. I reference it constantly and refer friends and family to her site. Ricki’s cookbook Naturally Sweet and Gluten Free is one of my favorite cookbooks with so many healthy treats for my family. For the guest post I wanted to share a recipe for Ricki’s readers reminiscent of her cooking style with common ingredients used by Ricki herself. I call these “Nutty-Roons” because they are like a macaroon, but with a nice nutty bite to them. Made with only a few simple ingredients, these raw little bites of coconut bliss are sure to please. I made about 10 batches of these as Holidays gifts last year (I kid you not) and they were well received by all. I hope you enjoy them too. You can view my guest post here.
- 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- ⅔ cup raw walnuts
- ⅓ cup raw cashews
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, honey, or coconut nectar
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoons peppermint flavor (or more to your preference)
- 5 drops liquid stevia (plain or flavored)
- In a food processor fitted with the S blade, add in the walnuts and cashews and blend for 20 seconds.
- Next add in the shredded coconut and blend with the nuts for another 20 seconds.
- In a small cup, mix together the maple syrup, stevia, vanilla extract, and peppermint oil.
- With the food processor running, pour in the coconut oil and the maple syrup mixture.
- Blend for 10 seconds.
- Scoop out mounds of the mixture and create little macaroon shapes (I use a small ice cream scooper).
- The mixture makes about 15 nutty-roons. Place them in freezer for ½ hour.
- While the nutty-roons are in the freezer, melt some chocolate*. I like to use a 1 cup glass Pyrex, placed in a pot of boiling water. This keeps the chocolate raw and melts nicely.
- Remove the nutty-roons from the freezer and dip each into the chocolate.
- Store the nutty-roons in the fridge. They hold up well at room temperature too, but I like how they taste cold.
2. You could also make your own chocolate (see recipe below).
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut nectar, honey, or maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon raw ground cacao
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract -Optional: a few drops of stevia
- Place the above ingredients into a 1 cup glass Pyrex.
- Place the glass Pyrex into a pan of very hot water and mix around until everything is melted. Do not heat over 110 degree
This recipe was shared on: Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Raw Foods Thursday, Plant Based Potluck Party, Savoring Saturdays
Amber, these look incredible! I’ve had such a sweet tooth lately… I might need to make these! 😉
Thanks Megan! They are so easy and fun to make.
Wow! These look incredible!
Thanks sweet Heather. 🙂
I’m highlighting these incredible ‘roons tomorrow at Raw Foods Thursdays. What an incredible creation!
Thanks Heather! It’s always an honor to be featured on RFT.
Amber, thank you SO much for sharing this spectacular recipe! I can’t wait to get home so I can try them out (well, after my detox, anyway!!). 😀 xo
Thanks to you, Ricki, for having me! 🙂
What’s not to love! I can never resist the awesome combination of chocolate and coconut. Those are two of my flavor faves. I can’t wait to make these! Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delectable recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop and it is such a pleasure to explore your blog posts! I am so glad you are partying with us! I appreciate it!
So healthy, and they look delish!
These are nice and healthy. 🙂
Oh. my. goodness. Yum. I think I almost have all the ingredients to try these! Thanks so much for sharing them at Savoring Saturdays!
Awesome! They are so easy to make. 🙂
Hi Amber! Thanks so much for sharing this yummy treat with us at Savoring Saturdays linky party! Hope all is well. xo
Pleasure. Thanks for hosting.
Such a cute treat for the holidays! I’m featuring them on Savoring Saturdays this weekend.
Yay! Thank you so much.