Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Protein Macaroons

by tinareale on October 9, 2012

Hello Best Body Fitness Readers, we are Lori and Michelle, twin sisters who write over at purelytwins. We are excited to share a quick and tasty chocolatey healthy snack with you all today!

We are HUGE fans of dark chocolate especially chocolate and mint together, anyone else? What is your favorite chocolate flavor combo? Today’s recipe was inspired by our coconut protein fit macaroons and since we love chocolate we thought of making a chocolate version. This simple recipe can be made with any protein powder of your liking. And do not worry if you do not have protein powder or not a fan of it, feel free to add in either more coconut flakes or almond meal. Another great thing about this recipe is that it is unbaked (raw), which makes it super easy to make since you don’t have to wait for it to bake. These are more soft and chewy kind of macaroons. If you have made raw vegan macaroons before then you know what we mean. Promise they are deliciously addictive! Okay lets get started making these chocolate macaroons shall we.

First you need some chocolate for the outside coating to dip your chocolate macaroons in. We like really dark chocolate, but any kind of chocolate would do. We melted our chocolate using a double boiling method. Place pieces of chocolate into a large bowl, grab a second bowl fill with very hot water. Take your bowl filled with chocolate and place it on the bowl with the hot water. It will slowly start to melt the chocolate from the heat from hot water.

As the chocolate is melting you can start making the chocolate protein macaroons. Place all dry ingredients into a bowl and stir till combined. Next add in your liquid sweetener, we used coconut nectar. Note the batter is sticky. Your hands will get a little messy. Once batter is ready you can spoon out your macaroons into any shape you would like. We used a tablespoon to scoop ours and got 10 bite-size macaroons. Place them on a plate to set in fridge for about 5 minutes. Setting them in the fridge just makes them easier to work with when dipping into melted chocolate. Now for the fun part. Once your macaroons have set for a little bit and chocolate is melted you can start to dip the macaroons into the chocolate. We like our chocolate so after dipping all 10 bite-size macaroons there was still melted chocolate leftover, so we decided to re-dip the macaroons one more time. Doubled chocolate dipped? Yep! Told you we love our chocolate. Again we let the first chocolate coating set for a little bit before dipping again. Place your doubled chocolate dipped macaroons back into refrigerator or freezer to set. PurelyTwins Recipe: Chocolate protein macaroons dipped in chocolate **feel free to double this to make a lot as they tend to disappear fast Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder (we used brown rice protein powder) or you could use more coconut flakes or almond meal
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon (could flavor it anyway you like)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, liquid
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave or coconut nectar (we used coconut nectar), even honey would work
  • 1 chocolate bar for outside coating a few ounces worth
Directions:
Melt your chocolate.
Gather all remaining ingredients for macaroons.
Stir all ingredients in large bowl, end with adding in your liquid sweetener of choice. You want the batter to hold together. It will be sticky. **If you do not have coconut oil we recommend using more liquid sweetener. Once batter ready, scoop macaroons onto a plate and set in fridge.
Then if desired you can dip them into chocolate or eat as is.
 

As your double chocolate macaroons are setting you can add a special touch to these to make a perfect little gift for someone or yourself. It’s simple to do. All you need is a little glass jar. We used a small mason jar. Some ribbon to make a bow with.

Take your double chocolate protein macaroons and put in the mason jar. Put the lid on to close and finish off with putting a bow on. And your done! Now you have yourself a cute and healthy gift ready to go!  

These soft and rich coconut macaroons practically melt in your mouth. The dark chocolate coating on the outside seriously is like the icing on a cake. Makes these chocolate macaroons complete. Plus you get to lick you hands when your done dipping them in chocolate. Now if that is not a reason to make these than we don’t know what is. ;) These are a chocolate lovers paradise. Impossible to stop popping them in your mouth, one after another. We could not stop before we realized they were all gone. Guess time for us to make more! Hope you enjoy our double chocolate protein macaroons! Stop by our blog for more easy, healthy recipes.

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{ 16 comments }

1 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 9, 2012 at 6:57 am

I love making granola/granola bars – these look really good!

2 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles October 9, 2012 at 8:55 am

I just discovered macaroons for the first time about a month ago (I know – crazy) and they were delicious. Clearly I need to try this recipe! And it just so happens I have everything I need…:-D

3 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers October 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

Oh yum! I love me some dark chocolate.

4 Heather (Heather's Dish) October 9, 2012 at 10:07 am

consider these made! i’ve been dying for a recipe since trying y’alls awesome treats at BLEND!

5 Bethany @ Accidental Intentions October 9, 2012 at 10:23 am

Wow! These sound ridiculously easy and simple! I’ll definitely have to give them a go sometime in the very near future :)

6 Laura @ Mommy Run Fast October 9, 2012 at 10:24 am

Oooh, I want one right now! Those look amazing.

7 Lisa October 9, 2012 at 11:28 am

These look amazing! I am totally coconut obsessed, these are right up my alley. Especially because they are simple too!

8 Annette@FitnessPerks October 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Mmmm these look awesome! Chocolate + coconut is so freaking good together :)

9 Amber @ ExSoyCise October 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm

WOW these look and sound amazing!! I’m going to make these for the boy and I this weekend! Thanks for sharing!!

10 Julie @ Sweetly Balanced October 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm

These look amazing!!!! Thanks!! I can’t wait to try them.. My favorite treat are definitely cupcakes!! I love getting the mini ones for everyone to share! :)

11 Lea @ Greens and Coffee Beans October 9, 2012 at 6:22 pm

These look so good! I’ll definitely have to pick up some coconut next time I’m at the store so I can try these out!

12 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Please feel free to send me a jar! ;)

13 Spencer October 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure they taste great.

14 Harold October 10, 2012 at 8:13 am

Those could get me in a LOT of trouble, because I wouldn’t stop at just one or two :-) . I have added this to my Pinterest cooking section that I have going as ideas for TheWife to try hehehe

15 purelytwins October 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

thanks again girl for letting us know our recipe with you and your readers!! hope everyone liked it!

16 Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia October 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Ohmygoodness!! After trying their Holiday Macaroons, I am totally convinced that purleytwins make THE BEST macaroons!! I’m sure these are just as good..if not better! Thx for sharing :]

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