On Passover we eat lots of matzah, matzah balls, matzah kugel, matzah brei and matzah with butter and salt, (my fav) - that's a lot of matzah over eight days which may leave you feeling a bit weighted down. So I thought it would be nice to have a simple NO BAKE treat that you can eat during Passover, is made without matzah and is healthy too. These little macaroons even have Maca, a superfood in the ingredient list. How good is that!
Maca tastes a bit like malted chocolate, it reminds me of the candy Maltesers that I ate as a kid, (I looked up the ingredient list and not surprising sugar is listed first). So if you liked the taste of Maltesers, then try these maca macaroons, they are naturally sweetened and ready in 10 minutes. Have a quick read at VegKitchen to learn about the power of Maca.
Happy Passover and even if you are not eating matzah this week you will love these little mounds of power.
Try more delicious Passover Recipes:
Macaroons, The Official Cookie of Passover
Romanian Eggplant Salad
Chocolate Covered Toffee Matzah
This is my Great-Grandmother Gefilte Fish
My Mother's Potato Kugel
My Favourite Chicken Soup
Latkes From My Mother's Kitchen
Pistachio and Dried Fruit Haroseth
Raw Vanilla Macaroons
This will make about 10 macaroons and take only 10 minutes to make!
2 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)
2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
2 Tbsp raw almond butter
1 Tbsp Maca powder (Maca is a superfood, you can find at your local Health Food Store)
1 /2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
a little water, (if needed)
1/4 cup shredded coconut to press into the rolled balls
1/4 cup hemp hearts to roll balls into the rolled balls
1. Mix everything together in a food processor just until it begins to stick together. If it is too thick add a drop or two of water, if not sticky enough a bit more almond butter. Taste for sweetness and you could always add a bit more honey or maple syrup if needed.
2. Scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture and roll with your hands into balls. Then if you want roll in a bit more shredded coconut and or hemp hearts.
3. You can eat this now, or I like to place in the fridge or freezer so they firm up a bit. You can store them in the freezer and take them out when ready to eat, just let them sit on the counter to soften up.