Here it is everyone: Holiday Macaroons

by Lori and Michelle on December 18, 2009

Hey luvs

Happy Friday to you all! We all survived another week!

We are glad everyone enjoyed our 7 random things. Isn’t fun getting to know others?!?! We think so that is one thing that we love to do is meet and get to know as many people as we can. Because we feel each person that we meet teaches us something new and that is exciting to us :)

Here is our Candy Cane Macaroon as promised : )  A great holiday treat for anyone! So make up a batch for your family, holiday party, neighbor, or co-worker and even for yourself! This recipe is so easy to make and healthier than the store bought ones ;)   A delicious gluten free vegan raw dessert that everyone will love even the kids!

Pure2Raw Recipe: Candy Cane Macaroon

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup almond or cashew flour
  • 1/2 cup agave + 1 tbsp
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • And then the special ingredient

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Yep goji berries a.k.a. peppermint candies

We just pulsed the goji berries a little in the food processor to get them into smaller pieces. * It does get a little sticky. And if you do not have a food processor you can leave whole or slightly chop them by hand.

One of our customers really thought we found gluten free peppermint candies….and then we told her there is no candy in them just goji berries. She was even more thrilled to find out they were actually good for her which led her to buy more : )

Now we made these on the sweet side because we wanted it to resemble candy. So if you do not want them as sweet do not add the additional 1 tbsp of agave. You may add some coconut oil or water.

Directions

Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir!

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Yep that is it. So easy ; )

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Isn’t it such a beautiful batter! CIMG8176

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Place into fridge to set

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Then scoop using a small cookie scooper.

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We dehydrated ours for a few hours, although it is not necessary! You can get away with just placing them into refrigerator to set!

So it is great recipe for everyone…

No dehydrator needed!! No oven needed!!

Just a bowl and stir : )

Why we love this recipe:

  • easy to make
  • few ingredients
  • no real special tools needed
  • taste great with all natural ingredients
  • gluten free, vegan, corn free, soy free, peanut free and low-glycemic
  • quick to make
  • Best of all get to indulge guilt free this holiday season with this raw holiday treat
  • full of antioxidants and 500x more Vita-C than oranges
  • healthy fats from the coconut and almonds (now we all know how important it is to consume our healthy fats)

We hope you all enjoy! Don’t worry we plan to share more recipes with you all soon :)

Happy Friday everyone. Does anyone have fun plans?

You wanna know want the twins will be doing on their Friday night – doing finance – Quickbooks! That is what I am talking about a fun and exciting night. Don’t be jealous ;)

Till next time,

The Twin

L&M

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

VeggieGirl December 18, 2009 at 3:34 pm

CANDY CANE flavored?!?!??! OH my, you two have really done it this time – love it!! :)

Fun plans = celebrating the beginning of winter break (finally, haha)!!

Enjoy your evening!

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Pure2 December 18, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Enjoy your break Liz, you deserve it : )

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty December 18, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Hey girls!! :) Yum this looks great!!
Can you just use reg flour if you don’t have almond/cashew (I’ve never even heard of that before!)

I want to come eat at your guys place!! YUM!

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Pure2 December 18, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Jessica, you can try regular flour although it might leave a doughy taste. To make you own nut flour, simple grind up them up in a food processor or blender, or you could even place them in a plastic bag and crush them up. The nuts really help give it flavor and great texture. Let us know if you need any other help and let us know how it goes : )

Lori December 18, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Wow! This is so creative and looks so good! You two are truly chefs! I cannot wait to make these!!

Thanks for the recipe!

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Lori December 18, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Oh and my Friday night… I am going to the Ballet tonight! Nutcracker! First real ballet ever!

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Pure2 December 18, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Lori have a great time at the ballet, I love the Nutcracker : )

Carbzilla December 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm

I’m looking into Mint.com and some calorie-counting websites. Pretty exciting friday night for me too! Whoohoo!

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Pure2 December 18, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Carbzilla, we have heard about mint.com and hope to try it out soon. Have a great night!

Stephanie December 18, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Sounds like the candy cane are next on my list to try! I had the chocolate macs today and they were too die for – you girls are seriously so talented with these desserts I can’t even explain it in words! Have a lovely night and stay warm too (we are getting pounded with snow stilllllll) :)

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Pure2 December 18, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Stephanie, I am so glad you like the chocolate macaroons, they are addicting aren’t they? Stay warm and be safe! We have not received much snow here although the surrounding areas have, but there might be ice ; (

Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Love this action! And so festive & seasonal!
This:”1/2 cup agave + 1 tbsp”
Cracks me up b/c I never measure anything that precisely to know if I’m off by a Tbsp or not. I mean, maybe I could tell you down to the 1/4th cup but def not a tbsp. If it’s dry, I add more liquid, prob coconut oil. Not sweet enough, more sweeter. I swear, it’s a miracle I get anything blogged b/c it’s so off the top of my head and not precise!

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Pure2 December 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm

haha I know what you mean Averie, most of our recipes our put a little of this and that in, but we are trying to do better with measuring!

elizabeth December 18, 2009 at 7:08 pm

that is soooo genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mmmmmmmmmmm!!! I’m finally done with exams so I’m relaxing tonight-probably with a bit of vino ;) I go home sunday, and my mom and I are going to try being raw the entire time! I will definitely be trying out some of your recipes!! <3

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Pure2 December 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Have a safe trip back home Elizabeth, and that is awesome your mom and you are trying all raw ; ) Let us know how it goes! Enjoy your night!!

Brittany December 18, 2009 at 10:30 pm

I may not be jealous of finance Friday, but I am definitely jealous of the holiday candies. They look and sound amazing. You ladies are so creative!

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Stephanie December 18, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Can’t wait to try it and love that it’s white and red! I had a chocolate version of this, minus the peppermint and goji… so this is going to be a nice change as it’s my favourite kind of treats!

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Pure2 December 19, 2009 at 6:20 am

It is one of our favorite treats too :) Love the peppermint chocolate ones too! Well anything with chocolate :)

Chasey December 18, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Have to go get some goji berries tomorrow (only ingredient I don’t have).My two young daughter’s and I are making a bunch of raw “truffles” for the holidays.LOVE this recipe!Thank you ladies!

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Pure2 December 19, 2009 at 6:20 am

Chasey,I hope yourself and your daughters have fun making raw truffles and hopefully get to try this one :) Thanks

Gena December 19, 2009 at 6:37 am

Beautiful batter indeed! Yum!!

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Isle Dance December 19, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Oh my goodness – YUM!

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Earth Mother – In The Raw December 19, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Oh, this one is a keeper, for sure! Clever, clever, you twins. Quick, easy, delicious – my kind of recipe.

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Ashlei December 20, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Omgosh these are so good! Made a batch today…just like peppermint candy. Love the gojis in them

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Pure2 December 20, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Ashlei, so happy to hear that you liked them :) Gojis are a nice touch too!!!

Ryan @ Greens for Good December 23, 2009 at 7:45 am

Mine are in the dehydrator right now! yay!

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Michal December 23, 2009 at 8:22 pm

These look amazing! I wish I had some goji berries on hand to make for tomorrow

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Michelle Joy January 4, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I’m working up a sugar-free version (yet still sweet, mind you!) of your lovely Holiday Macaroons using Stevia. I’m on my second batch tonight! Thanks so much for posting the Raw Recipe. I’ve been craving easy raw desserts that don’t require a dehydrator. I will be be back to drool & make more wonderful Raw Food. Joy!

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Nancy March 8, 2010 at 9:55 am

Just made these last night. Wow are they good! My Beau and I each had about four and I couldn’t help munching one right out of the dehydrator. Yum, so nice and warm.

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mountain girl March 23, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Wow, these look so awesome! How many goji berries do you put in?

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Pure2 March 24, 2010 at 4:01 am

Mia I would say about 1-2 tbsp, it really is your preference. Just till it looks good ; )

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