Need a tasty idea for your New Year’s Eve festivities?
These sweet and chewy macaroons are made with only a handful of REAL food ingredients. They are deliciously light, easy to make and gluten free to boot.
You can enjoy them as traditional macaroons or try any one of a TON of options below that will dress them up and make them the hit of the party!
- 5 egg whites
- ¼ t sea salt
- ½ cup honey
- 1 T vanilla
- 2 T hydrolyzed gelatin
- 3 cups coconut, finely shredded
- Parchment paper
- Crème fraîche (optional garnish)
- Raspberries, blackberries or mandarin oranges (optional garnish)
- Fresh mint leaves (optional garnish)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and salt until stiff (peaks should form and hold their shape).
- Gently fold in honey, vanilla, gelatin and coconut.
- Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Pinch each macaroon top (like a Hershey’s Kiss) for plain macaroons. For a lovely party-like twist, shape the macaroons into little "bowls" (see pics below). You can do this prior to baking or you can bake them like traditional macaroons and shape them into bowls once they are removed from the oven and still warm.
- Bake for 10–15 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
- Enjoy as is or filled with a variety of toppings (if shaped into bowls). Crème fraîche is a tasty option and either plain or vanilla flavored will work, depending on how sweet you'd like it to be. I tried a Madagascar vanilla crème fraîche and then topped the macaroons with different fruits. Other options might include vanilla yogurt or even sour cream flavored with a little honey or sugar, vanilla and lemon curd (found at Trader Joe's). You could also place an almond in the middle and then drizzle melted chocolate (Enjoy Life chocolate chips are super clean) over the top. The possibilities are endless!
- C = 10g P = 2g F = 9g
- 130 calories per serving