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No-Bake Coconut Macaroons

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Servings: 24
Dehydrating preserves all of the good delicate oils in these yummy, raw-friendly treats.They can also be frozen instead of dehydrating for a chilled delight.


  • 3 cups dried coconut
  • 2 Tbs raw cashew or almond butter
  • 2 Tbs coconut butter
  • 4 Tbs agave nectar
  • 2-3 Tbs raw honey
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs brown rice syrup
  • 1 tsp nonalcoholic vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt


  • In a food processor, grind 1 cup of the coconut into a powder. Add the cashew or almond butter, coconut butter, agave, honey, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, vanilla (if using), cinnamon (if using), and salt and blend until well mixed.
  • Fold in the remaining coconut by hand. Roll 2 tablespoons of the dough into a ball and flatten one side with the palm of your hand. Continue until you've used all of the dough.
  • Dehydrate at 112°F for 12 to 24 hours, or until as dry as desired, or bake in the oven set at the lowest temperature possible for 2 hours or more, until a crust forms.
  • The macaroons can also be frozen by rolling and flattening them on a baking sheet, then placing them in the freezer until firm.
  • Once firm, transfer to a sealable container and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Copyright © 2005 by Renée Loux

Nutrition Facts

Calories 98
  Calories from Fat 64 (65%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(28%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(1%)Sodium 24mg
(2%)Potassium 68mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(2%)Protein 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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