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Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons

These Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons are gluten and refined sugar free, and they’ll be your new favorite healthy dessert that’s super easy to make!

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Hey hey, do you know what’s better than regular macaroons?? Chocolate drizzled paleo coconut macaroons! I really love coconut desserts because the flaky texture is so amazing combined with a sweet flavor. I also love that I don’t have to add too much sugar to them because coconuts are plenty sweet naturally!

Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons Recipe

If you are a coconut lover like me, you definitely need to try this recipe. These macaroons are like light and flaky cookies that taste amazing, and the drizzled chocolate on top adds even more of a yummy sweetness to them to make them super addicting.

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The Key to Sturdy Paleo Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons by nature are quite delicate, but in order to help them hold together, make sure to follow these steps when making them:

  1. When forming the balls for the macaroons, make sure they are tightly packed before laying them on the parchment paper. I made the mistake of loosely packing them the first time I made these, and they fell apart when I tried to pick them up at the end.
  2. DO NOT TOUCH the macaroons once they are out of the oven until they are completely cooled. This can take anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes.
  3. Be gentle with handling them afterwards. If you followed the previous 2 steps, they should hold together pretty firmly, but it doesn’t hurt to take extra care when transferring these macaroons to another container.

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Why Just Date Syrup?

I used Just Date Syrup to sweeten these paleo coconut macaroons and they are my new favorite sweetener for desserts or even salad dressing. It’s literally made with only one ingredient, organic medjool dates, and I love the idea of sweetening my food with just fruit. Here are a few other reasons why I love it:

  • It has lower glycemic index than other sweeteners like maple syrup, honey, agave, and refined sugars, which means it won’t dramatically spike your blood sugar.
  • It’s packed with potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants, and you know I’m always looking to up my nutrient intake!
  • It tastes REALLY good! I’m thinking about using this syrup over some paleo pancakes instead of maple syrup, because I love the way it tastes.

Don’t have Just Date Syrup in your pantry just yet? You can just sub with maple syrup for this recipe, and it’ll still turn out delicious. I hope you love this healthy and easy dessert to help you get through the week!

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Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 22 macaroons
Calories: 106 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons are gluten and refined sugar free, and they'll be your new favorite healthy dessert that's super easy to make!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine Just Date Syrup, vanilla extract, egg whites, and sea salt a large bowl, and whisk together until frothy.

  3. Add in shredded coconut, and stir together. 

  4. Using rounded tablespoons or 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoops, scoop the mixture then space them out evenly on the parchment paper. Make sure to pack the scoops firmly.

  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.

  6. Remove from the oven and let the macaroons cool completely on the parchment paper, about 1 hour.

  7. While the cookies are cooling, use a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl nestled on top of a pot of simmering water to let the chocolate chips heat up and melt.

  8. Stir until it becomes a smooth consistency. You can also use the microwave to melt the chocolate.

  9. Once the cookies are cooled, use a fork to drizzle the melted chocolate over the macaroons.

  10. Let the chocolate cool and firm up, then enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons
Amount Per Serving (1 macaroon)
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Potassium 115mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Vegan & Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream (Ben & Jerry’s Copycat!)

This healthy and decadent Vegan & Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream does not disappoint, and it’s guaranteed to cool you down in the sweltering heat! Vegan Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

It’s about time I came out with a new ice cream recipe on this blog! And I think you might see them more from now on because I just bought an ice cream machine, and my LIFE HAS CHANGED. I have a few no-churn ice cream recipes on here, and while they are delicious, they don’t compare to the texture of the churned version and I’m fully on board with making the switch.

Vegan & Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Recipe

I was a bit ambitious with my very first churned ice cream, and decided to make a version of Ben & Jerry’s classic favorite. This Vegan & Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream tastes pretty darn close to the real thing, but it’s made with coconut milk and soaked cashews and is JUST as creamy!

I used to LOVE Cherry Garcia ice cream growing up, and would go crazy over the combination of tart cherries and crunchy chocolate in the sweet vanilla ice cream. While the original version contains guar gum, carrageenan, and soy lecithin, my version is squeaky clean with all REAL ingredients and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.

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Finding Vegan and Paleo Chocolate

This Vegan & Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream recipe uses shaved chocolate that you should NOT omit, but I completely understand that it can be a bit difficult to find dairy free and soy free chocolate bars. After doing some research, I discovered Enjoy Life Chocolate, and I highly recommend you use their chocolate bar for this recipe.

Not only is it delicious (I love to enjoy a piece for dessert), it’s paleo and vegan, free of eggs, wheat, dairy, soy, and nuts, so it’s great for anyone with food allergies.

I hope you love this recipe as much as my husband and I did. We’ve been enjoy a scoop each after dinner, and I love that I can indulge in one of my favorite desserts without a ton of sugar and fake ingredients. It’s the best and most delicious way to #treatyoself in my opinion!

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Paleo & Vegan Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Soaking & freezing time: 4 hours
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 240 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This healthy and decadent Vegan & Paleo Cherry Garcia Ice Cream does not disappoint, and it's guaranteed to cool you down in the sweltering heat! 

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place drained cashews, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  2. Pour this mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Once the ice cream begins to thicken, add shaved dark chocolate and cherries to the ice cream. 

  4. Serve right away for a softer ice cream, or transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer until ready. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo & Vegan Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Potassium 276mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Paleo Reese’s Bars

If you love Reese’s cups, you’ll be obsessed with these gluten free and Paleo Reese’s Bars that are so decadent and delicious. Made with clean ingredients and free of refined sugar!

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Someone needs to come over and take these Paleo Reese’s Bars away from me because they are freakin’ dangerous. I can’t stop sneaking a bite of them, and the addiction is real around here.

I’m not joking when I say that this healthier version of your favorite childhood treat is even better than the original. The soft chocolatey layer on top of sweetened almond butter on top of a sturdy almond flour crust… It’s like heaven in one bite.

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Indulge: 70+ Grain Free Desserts

I wish I can say this was my recipe, but I can’t take credit for it. This is from the amazing paleo dessert cookbook, Indulge: 70+ Grain-Free Desserts, written by a fellow blogger Carol Lovett from Ditch the Wheat. When I looked through the book for the first time, I bookmarked several drool-worthy recipes to try, and I knew I HAD to try these Paleo Reese’s Bars first as soon as I read the title.

Other recipes in this book include: Chocolate Marble Cake (I’ll DEFINITELY be making that one), Flourless BrowniesCinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies (um, yes please), Chocolate Ganache, Pecan Pie Truffles, and so much more.

I honestly couldn’t recommend this cookbook enough if you are a treat lover who’s looking for creative ways to enjoy desserts on a grain free diet.

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Paleo Reese's Bars

Paleo Reese's Bars

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 390 kcal
Author: Carol Lovett

If you love Reese's cups, you'll be obsessed with these gluten free and Paleo Reese's Bars that are so decadent and delicious. Made with clean ingredients and free of refined sugar!

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Ingredients

Crust:

Filling:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line the bottom of a 4x8 inch rectangular loaf pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine the ingredients for the crust. Evenly press the dough into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.

  2. Bake for 10-15 minutes. The crust is done when it is lightly brown and firm to the touch. Let the crust cool before spreading the filling.

  3. In a bowl, combine the almond butter, coconut oil, 3 tbsp raw honey. Mix and reserve about ¼ of the mixture for the chocolate topping. Spread the almond butter filling onto the cooled crust. Place the bars in the freezer to firm up before spreading the chocolate mixture on top of the almond filling.

  4. To make the chocolate topping, add unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/2 tbsp of honey (or more, if needed) to the reserved almond butter filling.

  5. Spread on top of the semi-frozen bars. Place in the fridge to firm. Store the bars in the refrigerator. 

Recipe Notes

Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Reese's Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Potassium 249mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 9g 18%
Calcium 13.9%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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