Dark Chocolate Walnut Coconut Macaroon Fingers

Dark Chocolate Walnut Coconut Macaroons I The Well Floured Kitchen

It’s time for another mystery dish challenge!  I’d like to introduce the host: Me!

Since it is time for the New Year and all those resolutions, I put together a list that included several “healthier” ingredients.  The mystery dish bloggers had to choose from the following:

Dark Chocolate
Greek Yogurt
Berries
Coconut Oil
Walnuts
Fish(any white flaky such as cod)
Baby Spinach
Pecorino Romano Cheese

 

Mystery Dish December I The Well Floured Kitchen

1. Cinnamon Coffee Cake from Buttercream Fanatic
3. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart from The Dessert Chronicles
4. Berry Chocolate Streusel Bars from Baking a Moment
5. Green Berry Smoothie from I Want Crazy
7. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Brownies from Joyful Healthy Eats
8. Healthy Homemade Granola Parfait from Yummy Healthy Easy
9. Pear Cranberry Crockpot Oatmeal from See Hubby Cook
10. Dark Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies from Culinary Couture
11. Raspberry Chocolate Crumb Bars from I Dig Pinterest
12. Dark Chocolate Walnut Coconut Macaroon Fingers from The Well Floured Kitchen

I actually wrote use 2 or 3 ingredients.  Yeah, that makes total sense.  The problem is that I am an indecisive procrastinator.  Not a great combination!

I created a low sugar dessert using some of my favorite ingredients: coconut, dark chocolate and walnuts.  These macaroons use only 1/4 cup of sugar.  I did the math and that is approximately 1/2 tsp sugar per macaroon.  But I promise you will still know it is a dessert.

Dark Chocolate Walnut Coconut Macaroons I The Well Floured Kitchen

Speaking of coconut, if you had told me a few years ago that I would love coconut I would have thought you were crazy.  Because at that point I had only ever tried that sickeningly sweet coconut with the odd texture from the grocery store.  Now I buy exclusively organic unsweetened coconut (from tropical traditions), and I can’t get enough.  I can’t even believe the two items are related.  So if you think you don’t like coconut, I encourage you to give it another try.

So you can have this.

Dark Chocolate Walnut Coconut Macaroons I The Well Floured Kitchen

Dark Chocolate Walnut Coconut Macaroon Fingers

Yield: Approximately 18 macaroons

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups (6oz)Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 Tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 Tsp. Salt
  • 2 oz Dark Chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp. Walnuts, Finely Chopped

Instructions

  • Whisk egg whites until frothy. Stir in vanilla, salt and sugar. Add coconut and stir to combine.
  • Shape macaroons into fingers or balls. Place on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Melt chocolate over double boiler or in microwave. Drizzle chocolate over macaroons. Sprinkle with walnuts.
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20 Responses to Dark Chocolate Walnut Coconut Macaroon Fingers

  1. These cookies look incredible, what a fantastic treat! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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  3. oh yum! i think coconut is an acquired taste, for sure. i didn’t really start liking it until the past few years. what a pretty cookie!

  4. Love coconut treats and yes to the unsweetened organic kind. These macaroon fingers look really good and love the adorable shape :)

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  6. I am totally with you on the coconut front: I used to HATE it, but it turns out that the unsweetened stuff is a totally different story and it’s delicious. There are few things I love more than a great macaroon, so these will definitely be on my list of recipes to try. Thanks for a great “box” of ingredients this month!

  7. I love anything coconut! We were on a paleo kick for awhile and all I used was coconut oil . . . delicious!! These macaroon fingers are adorable and perfect for any party! I love how scrumptious they look! Thanks for being a rockin host and picking such fun ingredients!

  8. Holy yummy-ness! These look absolutely fantastic!

  9. Thank you for hosting this month!! I love the list of ingredients you chose – and I love that we picked the same ones, but made such different things! These macaroon fingers look so amazing – chocolate and coconut is the best!

  10. These are so pretty, Sherri! They look so delicate and that little sprinkling of walnuts is just so perfect. Honestly I thought I didn’t like coconut but now you’ve got me wondering about the unsweetened organic stuff… I’ll have to look for it. Thanks for hosting!

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  12. mmm, I love macaroons! Love the finger shape you used here! Happy New Year!

  13. Love the idea of the mystery dish! Would love to be a part of it one day!

    These macaroon fingers look spectacular! Craving coconut!

  14. I am interested in finding out how the organic coconut compares to the regular grocery store coconut. Thanks for sharing!

  15. These look so good- almost like an Almond (but Walnut) Joy in finger cookie form!

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  17. Isn’t it amazing how processed foods taste so different from the non-processed versions? I was one of those people who hated coconut too and while I can’t say I love it now I’ve definitely grown to appreciate it slightly more now that I’ve had the real deal.
    Slightly though. Let’s not get too crazy.
    I loved the challenge you gave us this month! You had my wheels turning and we actually made three different recipes before deciding on our oatmeal for this month’s post.

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