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Recipe: Vegan Raw Cocoa Macaroons

Sometimes you crave dessert or something sweet, but don’t want to totally blow it and eat food that isn’t nutritious. Snacking on dates or figs will sometimes hit the spot, but other times those cravings are only fulfilled by chocolate. That’s where these little Vegan Raw Cocoa Macaroons come in. Not only are they incredibly simple to make, but they are irresistibly delicious.
Note: for this recipe you will need a food processor and a lot of time. The preparation takes 10 minutes, but the cookies are essentially dehydrated, and therefore cook for many hours. 
Ingredients:
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup almond flour
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup raw cocoa powder
½ cup real maple syrup
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
¼ cup water
1. Preheat oven to 150ºF.  (If you want to make these completely raw, use a dehydrator instead of the oven, as the oven is slightly warmer than a dehydrator.)
2. In a food processor, add all of the ingredients and pulse until well mixed and a ball is formed.
3. Place 1” round balls of mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Makes about 25.
4. Let cook at 150ºF for four hours, until cookies have mostly dried. (If using a dehydrator, leave in for about 6 hours.)
Enjoy these special little treats! You won’t be able to resist them!
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