Tasty Tahini Macaroons - No Bake
By Zuzana Samkova
YIELD: 48 balls
3 cups of desiccated or shredded coconut (or combination of both)
2 cups of almond meal (you can grind your own almonds)
1-2 cups of chopped dried apricots or other dried fruit (or combination) of choice *
¼ cup of maple syrup
¼ cup honey
¼ cup of almond butter
¼ cup of tahini
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. lemon juice
2-3 tsp. (zest of half lemon) approx.
OPTIONAL: If you find the mixture is too wet, add ¼ cup of rolled oats that have been pulse ground to a flour, using a blender or food processor.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and combine together well.
Using clean hands, roll into equal sized balls, (ping pong size) and refrigerate in an airtight container.
* Many dried fruit brands add sulfur as a preserving agent which can cause bloating and gas. Be sure to purchase the "no added sugar" varieties and buy organic.
Organic options are not coated in sulfur.
These make great festive holiday cookies because they have a citrus, fruity flavor and are a great healthy alternative for a cookie exchange party.