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Cacao Walnut Macaroons

I love the combination of chocolate and walnuts. This raw food recipe combines those two flavors and gives you health benefits to boot! Cacao is full of anti-oxidants, magnesium, iron and fiber. It contains many essential minerals. Cacao contains serotonin, dopamine and phenylethylamine, which help reduce depression and can create a feeling of well-being. Cacao also contains B vitamins, which help your brain to be healthy.



Walnuts are one of the most healthy nuts. They provide all kinds of benefits including omega 3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic acid. Walnuts have been shown to reduce high cholesterol, and help diabetes. They also can help reduce high blood pressure, help prevent stroke, and clinical depression. You can find more information on nuts here: NUTS


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  1. Diane wrote on March 2, 2010

    These look great! Couple questions – do you make your own almond flour? Also, do you soften the coconut butter first? I’ve been buying Artisana brand coconut butter, and it’s delicious, but hard as a rock unless it’s warmed up a bit.

    If I wanted to use vanilla extract, about how much do you think equals one vanilla bean?

    BTW, last time I made fudge, I used your technique of taking the almonds all the way to the butter stage in the Robocoup, and that was the best tip!

    • Susan wrote on March 2, 2010

      Yes, I make my own almond flour. I use soaked, dehydrated almonds or the remains from almond milk, dehydrated. Yes, I always soften the coconut butter. I would use 1/2 t vanilla.

  2. Dawn Hutchins wrote on March 2, 2010

    Very nice. Yes I agree the combo is divine and I love the addition of the almond flour.

  3. Antony wrote on March 1, 2010

    Walnut and chocolate is a magical combination 🙂

  4. angela wrote on March 1, 2010

    could i use coconut oil instead of the butter?

  5. Raw Candy wrote on March 1, 2010

    Yum – macaroons are one of my fave! Thanks for posting this tasty-looking recipe.

  6. Leah wrote on March 1, 2010

    These look yummy! I’m making them today!

    Yes, you can eat them raw. They are also good cold. I make similiar ones and keep them in my freezer. They will last at least 30 days in the freezer, and you can just grab one when you want.

  7. Tanya wrote on March 1, 2010

    You could just eat them totally raw too, right? I don’t have a dehydrator….

    • Susan wrote on March 1, 2010

      Yes, you can eat them raw but you will want to refrigerate them as they won’t stick together as well as they will when you dehydrate.


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