Raw, Vegan Macaroons

These taste so good despite being good for you! They have remarkably little sugar, but taste very sweet.  Enjoy as a desert, or treat them as an energy ball!



  • 1+ cups of shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil or coconut butter or cacao butter*
  • 1/8 cup of peanut/almond butter
  • 5 T raw cacao powder
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


 *All three work, but you may want to experiment with which you like best.  I like coconut butter the best, but it is expensive.  As is cacao butter, which is the most decadent.  As a result, I typically just use coconut oil.  You can also use some of all three.  Coconut oil is the most common, but doesn't hold together as well, which is why I add the nut butter.  If you use coconut butter, you can probably get away without the other nut butter, but I also happen to like the taste and added protein. Your choice! Make multiple different batches and experiment!


Mix all ingredients together in a food processor until it starts to stick together.  Form into balls, or any fun shape you desire, and keep in the fridge.  Relish in yummy goodness!


Katie Dawn Habib

Katie Dawn Habib is a Holistic Nutrition Coach with a M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health. By combining her nutrition knowledge with a love of writing, Katie created her own website, The Hungry Gypsy, where she talks about food, nutrition, wellness and travel. On her site you can also find information about her nutrition coaching practice and join in on the conversations. Katie would like to contribute in some small way to global healing and help her clients and readers feel inspired.