Sugar Free Chocolate Macaroon Balls

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Sugar Free Chocolate Macaroon Balls by Betty Ann Harris

Preparation time: 30 to 40 minutes
Makes 24-30 pieces


1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (plus a few tablespoons for dusting if desired)
2 cups nuts, finely chopped (pecan, almond)
1 cup almond flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp salt


Date Paste **
¼ cup water
2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
2 tsp vanilla



Mix dry ingredient (coconut, nuts, flour, cocoa, salt) together and stir. Add date paste** and mix well to form one large firm ball (If too wet add more coconut or flour, and if too dry add a bit of water). Form into bite-size balls and dust/roll in coconut if desired. Place on parchment covered cookie sheet and chill for 1 hour. Place in baggies and store in the fridge or freezer.

**Prepare date paste by mixing dates and water in a small saucepan. On a stove, bring to a boil then decrease to low, simmer until dates soften and water is absorbed (becomes like a paste, 10 to 15 minutes). You may need to add more water, or if you add too much initially just boil a bit longer to remove excess fluid. Let cool then add vanilla and stir.

I have sweet tooth and these are my go-to treats. I stay away from processed sugar for health reasons so when fruit just doesn’t cut it, I reach for one (or 2 or 3) of these. I formulated this recipe through trial and error. These are tasty sugar-free, wheat-free, dairy-free snacks.



bon appetit

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One thought on “Sugar Free Chocolate Macaroon Balls

  1. Loved this recipe!
    I’ve prepared it for all of my friends and family last weeks and they enjoyed it tremendously.

    Thank you for sharing it with me.

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