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Coconut Almond Mocha Macaroons

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"Macaroons are a Passover favorite for many who have a sweet tooth. For this new harvest season celebration, I have come up with a new recipe. If you love espresso and also love coconuts and almonds, then you should try this recipe. This is a delicious treat for any and all who love coconut, but we are going to spice them up just a little bit by adding espresso coffee flavor to these little coconut desserts. These mini espresso, coconut, and almond macaroons will melt in your mouth, and are made with just a few ingredients. These will take some time so you may want to make these in advance."
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Ingredients

5 h 8 m servings 187
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 macaroons)

Directions

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  1. Combine honey, cocoa powder, and espresso powder in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until cocoa and espresso are dissolved and mixture is smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until peaks start to form. Add sugar gradually, continuing to beat until a thick and glossy meringue is formed.
  4. Place almonds in a food processor; grind in short bursts until a fine meal forms.
  5. Stir almond meal, coconut, matzo cake meal, and vanilla bean paste into the cooled espresso mixture. Fold in 1/3 of the egg whites at a time until well mixed.
  6. Spoon out about 1 tablespoon of the dough and roll into a ball. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, placing macaroon balls about 1 inch apart. Press an espresso bean onto each macaroon.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until firm, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove macaroons using a spatula; transfer to a rack to cool for 20 to 30 minutes. Place macaroons in an airtight container; let rest until set, 4 to 6 hours.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Instant powdered coffee can be substituted for the espresso powder.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 187 calories; 9.6 25.1 3.7 < 1 41 Full nutrition

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