One of the hardest things for me to find with all of my food allergies…CHOCOLATE! Not just any chocolate, but good quality chocolate. Chocolate that left me satisfied and wanting more. I’m a baker so not only do I love to eat my beloved dark chocolate, I love to bake with it too. It’s an essential part of life. Chocolate and baking. They just go together.
Pascha Chocolate recently sent me a little chocolate care package and asked me to bake away! I had my heart set on making these chocolate-dipped macaroons for months so I knew just what to make. Baking chewy coconut macaroons without eggs is easier than you think and my friends, they are mighty tasty too. A perfect Easter treat to fill up your Easter basket or pass out to friends.
Have I intrigued you with this AMAZING chocolate? Pascha Organic Chocolate also has their chocolate bars and they are my new favorite. I can literally eat the entire bar, especially the one with coffee. No guilt. No shame. You can find out more about Pascha Organic Chocolate on their website, as well as facebook and twitter. I love finding brands that take pride in making their products from the best ingredients and also taking into consideration those with food allergies. Way to go, Pascha!
- 1 cup Bob's Red Mill unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons Sarah's gluten free flour blend
- 1/3 cup So Delicious lite culinary coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Pascha dairy free semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In small saucepan, stir together coconut milk, cane sugar, maple syrup and vanilla. Add shredded coconut and flour. Mix until fully combined.
- Simmer coconut mixture over low heat for 2-3 minutes, just until it thickens. Remove from heat.
- Using cookie scoop, place scoops of coconut mixture onto baking sheet. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until golden brown. Place macaroons on cooling rack to cool.
- While macaroons cool, melt chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl on low for 30 seconds or over double broiler. When almost melted, remove from heat and stir until completely melted.
- Dip bottoms of macaroons into chocolate, tapping off excess. Set on parchment paper to set. Store in air-tight container.
Pascha Organic Chocolate will be sending some of their amazing chocolate to one of you! Enter in the widget below and be sure to leave a comment. Tell me, “what is an Easter dessert or dish that is a must at your family celebration?“ You can receive extra entries by liking Pascha Chocolate on facebook, tweeting about the giveaway or sharing on instagram. The last day to enter is Sunday, March 29. Winner will be chosen on Monday. Happy Easter and happy baking!
We always have deviled eggs. And macaroons are a good option now that my husband is dairy free. Thank you for this recipe!
J.K. Sasse says
So I feel like this is super lame but we always have deviled eggs too – I mean someone has to use up all those eggs we colored right?
We also usually always have ham and some sort of cheesey potato casserole.
Ham with a pineapple glaze
Alex Zornizer says
Vegan chocolate cupcakes with almond 'buttercream' and raspberry glaze from Oh She Glows! Not very traditional but we made them one year on a whim and haven't looked back since.
Erica Barnes says
Ham or turkey.
We HAVE to have my grandma's "peep cookies" which are just sugar cookies with a marshmallow peep stuck on with icing!
We like to have cheesecake decorated for Easter.
Lyn Mackay says
Love making carrot cake cupcakes for Easter
No favorite or traditional foods. Just God food with family
Miss Polkadot says
We actually don't have any must-make dishes aoround Easter – if you'd asked for Christmas I could have named many, haha. But one I remember making an appearance occasionally in past years was my mum's eggnog torte.
we never have any must make dishes but in Ukraine, colored eggs were a must when we were young. My mom cooked them in onion shells so they turned red on the outside
Lydia Claire says
We always have flourless chocolate cake for Passover. =)
Holly E says
We love red velvet cake on Easter.
Chocolate chip muffins 🙂
Asparagus, yum!!! Throw in some almonds while lightly roasting and serve poached eggs from the backyard chickens. I can't wait!
A must… Reese's pb egg binge!
Deal.licious Real Food Debby says
This will be our first Easter away from home, so I am selecting the menu now. No idea what to make yet, but there is always chocolate something at a holiday. Maybe a new version of chocolate peanut butter balls.
Spring means fresh vegetables to me, so a big bowl of mixed veggies!
We like to have cheesecake for dessert.
We like to have a strawberry dessert, like a pie.
We always have deviled eggs–have to do something with all of the ones that we dyed 😉
We like to make deviled eggs with all of the hard boiled eggs that the kids found. The ones they don't find, and it has happened, are left to attract vermin!!!
Ashley Kolpak says
Ham and scalloped potatoes
We have turkey, ham, and always deviled eggs. And cake for dessert.
Nikki Marie says
Carrot cake is a family tradition!
My favorite is cherry cheese pie.
Denise Morse says
homemade cheesy garlic mashed potatoes
Tina Woo says
I never feel like it's Easter unless we have HoneyBaked Ham.
Scalloped potatoes. Usually we serve them with ham, but it's the potatoes that are a must.
Honey Baked Ham! Thanks for this giveaway!