Three Ingredient Raw Macaroons

January 6, 2018

I’m a sucker for 3 ingredient recipes. It seems to be the perfect number of ingredients to actually create something yummy without any effort, skill or mess. (Anyone else groan whenever a recipe calls for baking soda?) 


The inspiration behind these bites was  Emmy’s Organic Coconut Cookies. These were one of my first finds when I started to work on my health several years ago. It was before I really knew how to cook (and bake!) anything “healthy.” So, I happily plopped down about $1 per piece (they used to only come in a 3-pack but now there are more options). 


While I still love these (my daughter does as well!) and I buy them when we are traveling, I have become a little more savvy in the kitchen these past few years.  Also, these packaged cookies have become a little too sweet for my palate. Since I spend A LOT of money on groceries, I figured I’d create something similar to Emmys, using ingredients in my pantry. 


Here’s what I used (plus the cost just for comparison)

Wellesley Farms Maple Syrup $13.49/ 32 ounces = 8 cents per piece


Trader Joe’s Creamy Almond Butter $7.99/ 16 ounces = 10 cents per piece


Bob’s Red Mill Shredded Unsweetened Coconut 3.99/12 ounces. = 27 cents per piece


Total cost per piece = 43 cents 


The best part is that I don’t ‘have to’ eat 3 at a time, just because it’s packaged that way- Sometimes just one is enough to satisfy that sweetness I’m looking for! 


Coconut Almond Macaroons

Makes about 20 macaroons

1/2c creamy almond butter (creaminess of the almond butter is key here- if it’s not the drippy type of almond butter it just won’t work) 
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 cups unsweetened coconut shreds 


Mix all ingredients together and press into mini silicone cupcake pan. Use wet hands to press in well (if necessary, add a tablespoon of water or two to keep dough together). Freeze and keep frozen. 

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