July 15, 2013 14 comments

Coco-roonsCoco-roonsIt’s my birthday! We’re gonna party like it’s my birthday! Today calls for a special treat. I wanted to share something extra delicious on this extra special day…. my 30th birthday!!! Those that are closest to me know that I LOVE my birthday. July 15th is pretty much the best day of the year. Hee hee. So. I thought I’d share a healthy treat that you are sure to enjoy (if you love coconut that is). A few months ago my friend introduced me to Banana Coconut Snackaroons. One bite and I immediately fell in love. I also appreciated the ingredients and was thoroughly impressed that they weren’t loaded down with lots of sugar. Within the week I made a special trip down to Whole Foods to pick up a bag for myself. The only downside was the price tag. These babies will run you $9.99 a BAG for appox 13 snackaroons. Yowsa. I recently visited Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago and tried a new brand that was on sale for $6.99 a bag: Wonderfully Raw Coco-Roons. They were delightful! I bought the Vanilla Maple and the Lemon. Both were DELISH! I decided it was going to get expensive buying them, so I found the recipe and made them! They are SO yummy!!!  Try them out and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Coco-roons
Serves 24
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120 calories
9 g
0 g
9 g
1 g
6 g
24 g
15 g
2 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
24g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
15%
Saturated Fat 6g
31%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 15mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 c. almond flour
  2. 1 1/2 c. dried shredded unsweetened coconut
  3. 1/3 c. coconut flour
  4. 2 big pinches of salt
  5. 6 tbsp. Grade B maple syrup (or honey, or agave)
  6. 4 tbsp. lemon juice
  7. 2 tsp. vanilla
  8. 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  9. 1/4 c. + 1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Mix together dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl: almond flour, shredded coconut, coconut flour, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine the maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla, and lemon zest. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  3. Once combined, while your mixer is on, slowly pour in the melted coconut oil (the thickener). Batter will thicken fairly quickly. Use a 1" cookie scoop to form in to balls.
  4. Place on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Adapted from Joolsie Loves
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calories
120
fat
9g
protein
1g
carbs
9g
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Adapted from Joolsie Loves
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Coco-roons

14 comments on “Coco-roons
  1. Jesseca

    Have you ever used the finely shredded coconut? I just saw it on another blog and have been dying to find a recipe to try out. This one sounds awesome!

    1. Yvonne of TriedandTasty.com

      Hmmm finely shredded coconut?? I think the kind that I get..is finely shredded actually! I buy mine in the bulk food section of the health store. Now that I think about it, the shreds are much smaller than the “Bakers” version. So I think you would be fine to use it! Thanks for the comment :)

  2. Hannah

    I made something similar and my guys LOVED it – this needs to be next! Lemon and coconut sounds heavenly !

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  4. Joanne

    Yvonne, I have LOVED the Lemon Pie CocoRoons ever since I found some at Marshall’s. I just tried your recipe for an Easter family gathering and they taste just like the ones I bought! Thanks so much for sharing! They were a big hit, BTW!

    1. Yvonne of TriedandTasty.com

      Joanne that makes me so happy! Aren’t they the best?! I’m so happy you tried them and even happier you loved them as much as I do – woohoo!

    1. Yvonne of TriedandTasty.com

      Hee hee, that’s pretty funny! No I have not, but I have tried that flavor and they are SO good! I need to experiment more with them!

    1. Yvonne of TriedandTasty.com

      Hi Keri! I’m not sure.. that’s an excellent question. Hmm, I would think 1 tbsp wouldn’t be enough, maybe 1/4 c. Let me know if you try it! I need to do that version. Sounds delicious!

  5. KissFish

    Yvonne, this recipe is puuurfect — way better than any of the others I looked at! I brought them to all of my coworkers for Christmas. I actually modified the recipe by splitting the batch in half and making 1/2 chocolate brownie and 1/2 strawberry. THANK YOU!

    1. Yvonne of TriedandTasty.com

      Oh I’m so happy! What were the alterations you made to make chocolate brownie & strawberry? I’d LOVE to try them!!!

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