Raw Chocolate Macaroons

raw chocolate macaroons

Makes 20

If I could choose a dessert to be served at my funeral this would be it. They'd be easy and stress free for my grieving loved ones to put together and the combination of chocolate, coconut, and sea salt seem like the perfect way to honor my memory.  Rich and chocolately, these little guys are best served chilled.

2 1/2 cups dried, unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup coconut butter, melted if necessary (not the same as coconut oil)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup cocoa or raw cacao powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until a sticky “dough” is formed.  Use a small ice cream scoop to create even macaroons or form tablespoon size macaroons by hand.  Top with a flake of sea salt.  Chill for at least 2 hours and serve cold.