Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mama's Chocolate Hemp No-Bake Macaroons

Hey Folks, super excited to share this recipe with you.

My kids love them and I took them on my girls weekend to get a second opinion. They got unanimous approval from 11 other mama's. So you know they must be good.  Plus it is so easy. Hello - no bake. Its summertime - who wants to turn on the oven. 

Being full of super foods doesn't hurt their standing either. Hemp. Check. Coconut oil. Check.

I was on a fully grain free diet for a LONG time. But, I have recently re-introduced some grains and am coping okay with them. I generally avoid them early in the day (or my blood sugar gets right out of whack) and their role in my diet is pretty limited. But I'm always trying new (or old) things. I'm not a slave to one particular diet - I just try to figure out what my body is, or is not, responding to at any given time. And trust me, it changes with the seasons, stress, weight, etc. A constant guessing game. 

In the past, when my adrenals where in bad shape, and my blood sugar was crazy low, I couldn't have handled this little snack. But these days, I can indulge in a few oats now and again. As long as I've had a good dose of protein for breakfast and my blood sugar is stable. 
And, oh lordy, am I enjoying these!  Hope you do too! These girls sure did.........

Mama's Chocolate Hemp No-Bake Macaroons

by MamaChanty
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: raw dessert dairy free gluten-free vegan hemp seeds oats
Ingredients (3 dozen)
    Dry Ingredients
    • 2 cups quick rolled oats (GF if necessary)
    • 1 cup hulled hemp hearts
    • 1 cup shredded coconut (I used fine)
    • dash of salt
    Wet Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    • 1/4 cup butter or vegan buttery spread (if dairy free)
    • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
    • 6 Tbsp cocoa powder
    • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar
    • 3 Tbsp Stevia (or adjust sweetener)
    In a bowl, combine dry ingredients. In a separate saucepan, add almond milk, coconut oil, butter, cocoa powder and sugar. Stir over medium heat until it comes to a low rolling boil. Let boil, stirring regularly, for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla (it will bubble up). Pour cooked mixture over dry mixture and mix thoroughly. Scoop packed 1 Tbsp spoonfuls onto a piece of wax or parchment paper. It may stick a bit so you have to work slowly/patiently.
    Let stand until cooled completely. Enjoy!
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