Almond Delight Macaroons

Almond Delight Macaroons 250 Image by: Almond Delight Macaroons 250 Author: Canadian Living

Everyone loves a surprise, especially when it's a holiday favourite, such as the chocolate-covered almonds tucked inside these toasty macaroons. Be sure the coconut covers the almond completely or its chocolate will melt onto the pan and ruin the surprise.

  • Portion size 16 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups unsweetened desiccated medium coconut
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 16 dark chocolate�??covered almonds
  • 3 oz dark chocolate melted
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Method

In bowl, whisk together egg whites, sugar and almond extract; stir in coconut and flour. Let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

Roll by heaping 1 tbsp into 16 balls. Press 1 chocolate-covered almond into centre of each; reshape mixture around almond to cover completely.

Place, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake in 300 F (150 C) oven until starting to brown on top, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack.

Drizzle macaroons with melted chocolate. Overlap 3 almond slices on top of each. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 17 mg
  • Sugars 10 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 162.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Potassium 132 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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