Dark Chocolate–Dipped Macaroons

A favorite for chocolate lovers, dark chocolate is both tasty and has a low glycemic value.

Serves: 20Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 20

Ingredients

  • 6 egg whites
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅓ cup agave nectar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract
  • 3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 oz. dark chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt until stiff in a medium bowl.
  • In a second bowl, combine agave nectar, vanilla, and almond extract. Using a folding motion, combine coconut and agave mixture with egg whites.
  • Place tablespoon-sized portions of coconut batter onto a prepared baking sheet. Using fingers, mold macaroons into a round shape.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden brown.
  • Add water to the bottom of a double boiler. Bring water to a simmer and turn heat down to low. Add chocolate to the top pan and stir with a wooden spoon until melted.
  • Dip the top of the macaroons into the chocolate. Place dipped macaroons onto a tray covered with parchment paper.
  • Place tray of macaroons in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow chocolate to harden.