Macadamia Nut Macaroons

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raw-macadamia-nut-macaroons Recipes don’t come much more simple than this one.  This Macadamia Nut Macaroon recipe only calls for 4 simple ingredients (macadamia nuts,  honey, toasted coconut and a pinch of sea salt) and they come together in about 10 minutes.  If you like macadamia nuts – you’ll love these Macadamia Nut Macaroons!  macadamia-nut-macaroons These Macadamia Nut Macaroons make a nice healthy snack to reach for when you’re really wanting to rip the wrapper off a candy bar.  I’m not big on sweets, but I love everything about these macaroons.  They’ve got the protein from the nuts going for them….some good fat…and just a wee bit of honey to bind the ground nuts together so you can form a ball. raw-macadamia-nut-macaroons These macaroons are also good with a smoothie in the morning for a quick breakfast on the go.  But you could also drizzle a little dark chocolate over them and serve them as dessert! macadamia-nut-macaroons

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Macadamia Nut Macaroons

Yield: 1 dozen

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon clover honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions:

  1. Lightly toast the coconut in a pan over a low flame on the stove just until its golden.
  2. Set aside in a bowl to cool.
  3. Place the macadamia nuts and salt in a food processor and process until its meal or flour-like consistency.
  4. With the food processor still running on low, slowly drizzle the honey until the mixture starts to stick together.
  5. Transfer to a bowl.
  6. Add the teaspoon of honey to the toasted coconut and mix well using a fork.
  7. Using a 1-inch scooper, form the nut mixture into balls and roll in the coconut.
 

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