Chocolate Macaroons

Surprisingly rich and sumptuous, these are very simple to make with no refined ingredients and are SOS-free. It doesn't get much better than that for us!

Chocolate Macaroons

  • 16 medium dates, pitted
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1 small carrot (optional)
  • 1 ripe banana (frozen can work-thaw first)
  • 6 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut

Add the dates, almonds and carrot (if using) to a food processor and process to a fine chunk.

Add the remaining ingredients: banana, cacao and coconut, and blend well.

Roll into balls with about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and set them on a large plate.

You can roll the balls in loose coconut if you want them to be coconut coated.

Place them in the freezer for around 20 minutes or until the macaroons are firm.

Store in the fridge until ready to enjoy. They will soften at room temperature.