Tasty Tuesday {coconut condensed milk macaroons}

Is it just me or do other people do this too?

When I’m cleansing I need to know there are no naughty foods lurking in the pantry ready to call out to me in moments of weakness. Our pantry is fairly clear of such critters but the past week I have heard whispers from these two: a jar of chocolate melts and a tin of fat-free condensed milk. Fat free but overloaded with sugar.

There was the Nutella incident, but I disposed of that jar {lid off naturally} approximately 30 seconds – or two spoonfuls, depending on your preferred unit of measurement – after I found it.

I was talking about this dilemma today at work and the boys offered to help me out. I use the ingredients I don’t want in my pantry to cook them something delicious. Win win. Apparently.

Coconut Condensed Milk Macaroons
1 tin of sweetened condensed milk
250gm organic desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon of organic vanilla bean paste
Chocolate melts {optional}

Tasty Tuesday {coconut condensed milk macaroons}

Pre-heat  oven to 160*C {320*F} and line a tray with baking paper.

Mix condensed milk, coconut and vanilla bean paste together until well combined. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture on the tray then pop them into the oven until they start to brown on top.

Take them out and set them aside to cool.

While they are cooling, melt your chocolate if using some. In microwave heat 2/3 of the chocolate for 30 seconds. Pour the rest of the chocolate into the bowl and stir. The heat should be enough to melt all of the chocolate and this ensures the chocolate will keep its gloss. If it needs more time, heat it in 10 second increments.

You can roll the macaroons fully in the chocolate, dip half of them or drizzle the chocolate over the top. Keep them in the freezer in an airtight container.

Tasty Tuesday {coconut condensed milk macaroons}I’m going to be popular in the office tomorrow.

And the voices in my pantry will be no more!

{I did have to taste these while making them – just in case they weren’t the correct consistency [they should be deliciously chewy], or tasted bad! Interestingly to me the chocolate tasted too sweet even after one week of cleansing. Not that I didn’t finish it. Obviously.}

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Of course you had to taste. How could you not???

  2. I was really hoping you had found a way to make these treats fit with the detox! Sadly not!x

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