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Sexy Batch Paleo Macaroons

Yes, I ate the whole batch. Yes, I have no shame.

Yes, I ate the whole batch. Yes, I have no shame.

So I'm visiting my folks in sunny SoCal at the moment, and all I want to do is cook. Seriously. Their kitchen is of normal size by California standards, but holy hell is it luxurious for those trapped in tiny New York sized spaces. I told them all about my cooking adventures back east and the recipes I share on this little blog for you guys, and I showed them the new Paleo macaroon recipe that Nieves from Sexy Batch concocted. Next thing I know, I'm baking these beauties in the comfort of my parents' home, a million miles away from New York. The worlds have collided. And I love it.

These cookies are so easy to make and so delicious! I even had a bit of a tough time gauging the temperature with the oven I'm not accustomed to using, and they still came out great! A bit crispy on the bottom, but great. They're as Paleo as they come, sweet, chewy, and full of flavor. I am definitely making these again when I head back to the city.

(For this recipe, I used walnuts instead of hazelnuts because my mom is a huge fan of walnuts. But per Nieves, use any nut you want! I also didn't add the espresso extract because I forgot to pick it up at the store (womp womp), but they still taste awesome!)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 10g espresso extract

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 355 degrees
  2. Beat egg, vanilla, and espresso until light in color (I put it in a blender)
  3. Add dates a bit at a time until fully blended with mixture.
  4. Add nuts and shredded coconut a bit at a time until blended with mixture.
  5. Take dough out of blender and place in bowl.
  6. Stir in cacao nibs and shredded coconut until incorporated with dough.
  7. Place bowl in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow dough to stiffen.
  8. Scoop out tbsp sized balls of dough on cookie tray lined with parchment paper.
  9. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Let cool on rack.
  11. Eat and enjoy!

I cannot say enough good things about this recipe and Sexy Batch. I love the message behind their products and the shop local vibe they bring to the community. I hope you enjoy making these macaroons for your people as much as I did!

7g fat/16g carbs/3g protein/123 calories (per 1 macaroon of 8 total)

Note: I am not a nutritionist, and the above f/c/p breakdown is an estimate. Please consult a physician or dietician before embarking on a regimented diet.