Chocolate-Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate-coconut-macaroons

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Who knew cereal could work magic with Chocolate-Coconut Macaroons? Oh my gosh, you have to try this recipe! It came out chewy, with a bit of crunch, and very decadent.

I was invited to try out the new Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate, either as is, or with one of the Post Foods recipes. I ended up doing BOTH. The only cereal we’ve ever had in our house is the traditional version of Honey Bunches of Oats, so I was curious. It’s our tried and true go-to cereal because everyone unanimously chooses it. Something about the crispy flakes and crunchy clusters offers comfort…Ahhh!

So I jumped at the chance to give this new variety a test run. On behalf of my family, I had to, right? As expected, it won me over. Hello, chocolate! I like how it’s made with real cocoa and blended in just right so it’s not overpowering. And… aside from the chocolate factor, it’s also gluten free.

I give it two thumbs up as a cereal. Now how about that recipe?

This gives a new twist to chocolate-coconut macaroons, and it’s a very easy recipe to make.

You’ll need:

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  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate cereal, lightly crushed
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chocolate chips

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, sugar and salt until very frothy.  Fold in coconut and cereal until moistened.

macaroons-2Drop mixture into 2 inch rounds on prepared baking sheets. Bake until lightly golden, about 20 minutes.  Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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Using a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30-second intervals until smooth.

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Dip bottom part of macaroons into melted chocolate and place on parchment paper.  Cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes or until set. We also drizzled the chocolate over the tops.

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See what I mean? Don’t they look scrumptious?  Wait until you taste them! The next time you pick up a box of Honey Bunches of Oats  – try the new chocolate variety. Whether you eat it from a bowl, straight from the box (I know you do that too!), or in a recipe, it’s a win every time thanks to the crisp and crunch of textures and flavors. I think next time I want to make a baked party mix or even granola. My mind is racing with ideas!

You can see more here and below:

Honey Bunches of Oats on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PensemosPositivo

Honey Bunches of oats on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HBOatsLatino

Love & light,


5 Responses

  1. Cathy, I don’t know if you will remember me, but we worked together in the court for awhile. I was scrolling through facebook when your picture popped up and I said I know that girl! It looks like you’re doing very well. Congratulations!

  2. Thanks for this recipe. Not so hard to make but this confection looks very so rich and luxe . . I will make these as soon as I buy this cereal. I’m on my way to the store now. Thanks again.

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