Low Sugar Cranberry Coconut Macaroons

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Love these coconut macaroons Christmas cookies. Gluten free and not too sweet. So easy too #ad #SplendaSavvies #GoodbyeSugar30

Can you tell I cannot wait until Christmas? I am sharing a Christmas cookie already, before Halloween. What?? Who says cookies have to wait until Christmas? Why can’t I enjoy a cookie any time I want? I’ve used healthy ingredients in these Cranberry Coconut Macaroons and  demolished most of the sugar, so I say eat your cookies. Sure these are perfect for Christmas with their red and white motif, but they are also a good little treat instead of all that sugar laden Halloween candy. I did dip them in a little white chocolate to make them extra special.

The keys to these coconut macaroons are unsweetened coconut flakes and SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia. Make sure you get unsweetened coconut. Check the bag twice to make sure. Believe me I’ve picked up one that was on the grocery shelf with all other unsweetened only to get home to find it was sweetened. Argh! Next I used Stevia and yes, it is a SPLENDA® Natural Stevia Sweetener. You read that right. SPLENDA® now has a natural stevia product, and I love it. It has zero calories just like their other sweeteners and has no bitter aftertaste thanks to Reb D stevia extract.

Love these Christmas cookies. Gluten free and not too sweet. So easy too #ad #SplendaSavvies #GoodbyeSugar30

I love that there are no added flavors or colors, no preservatives and no GMO ingredients in SPLENDA® Naturals. Wow, they really mean “Natural”. Natural is one of my favorite words, but not for the reason you think. It has nothing to do with food. OK, pick your chin off the floor. I do like other things besides food. Pedicures, I adore pedicures. I want Santa to bring me a gift certificate to get a pedicure from my favorite place that has “Natural” as part of its name. I can feel my body relaxing just thinking of it. This is the best pedicure I have ever had. I actually fall asleep during it. That never happens.

Forget the White Christmas, I am dreaming of a nap during the most relaxing pedicure. That is why I need to enter the SPLENDA® #GoodbyeSugar30 challenge. The grand prize is spa getaway. Can you imagine?? I can – dreamy, steamy, soothing spa getaway.

 

Love these Christmas cookies. Gluten free and not too sweet. So easy too #ad #SplendaSavvies #GoodbyeSugar30

The SPLENDA® #GoodbyeSugar 30 challenge is also fantastic for your health. You know we are coming up to the “10lb weight gain” season. The #GoodbyeSugar30 challenge does just that, challenges you to reduce your sugar intake for 30 days. I can tell you from experience, it is going to make you feel better. Wrangle that sweet tooth craving to the ground, and take control. You will find that most desserts are now too sweet, and you can use so much less when you cook and bake. Do not worry. This is not about going cold turkey. The challenge will teach you to find the added sugar hidden in your diet and ways to reduce it.

SPLENDA® Naturals will send you scrumptious recipes and tips along the way. There are even chances to win some “sweet” prizes. Sign up at SPLENDA® #GoodbyeSugar30.  Then get to know the different terms for sugar on ingredients labels. Next find all the added sugar that is already in your pantry and refrigerator. Put it into practice at the grocery store and watch for other places in your diet to remove added sugar. You are going to be shocked at all the food that has sugar in it. After a couple of weeks, ask yourself if you are missing any of the sugar.  You won’t. This is a win-win proposition. You lose the sugar from your life and might win a spa getaway.

Love these Christmas cookies. Gluten free and not too sweet. So easy too #ad #SplendaSavvies #GoodbyeSugar30

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Low Sugar Cranberry Coconut Macaroons Dipped in White Chocolate

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 61 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 5 large egg whites
  • 12 packets SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia
  • 1 tsp . vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup dried low-sugar cranberries , finely chopped
  • 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 oz . white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350•. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together egg whites, SPLENDA®, vanilla and salt.
  3. Add coconut and cranberries, stirring to fully incorporate.
  4. Using a tablespoon scoop, pack cookie mixture into the scoop then place onto the baking sheet leaving an inch spacing.
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until cookies are lightly brown.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
  7. In a small bowl, microwave white chocolate in 30 second increments, until melted when stirred.
  8. Dip bottom of cookies into melted wafers and place back on wire rack to dry.

Recipe Notes

 I calculated 3 Weight Watcher Smart Points

Nutrition Facts
Low Sugar Cranberry Coconut Macaroons Dipped in White Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Healthy and delicious! Thank you Christie, these will be beautiful on holiday cookie trays!
  2. Love this recipe and combining coconut with cranberries! Great combo.
  3. Ooh yes I haven't had a gooey chewy traditional coconut macaroon for ages!
  4. Oh goodness, I love macaroons and this white chocolate recipe looks divine! I will absolutely have to try these!
  5. Cindy Gordon says
    Wowzers, does that ever look yummy! I can't believe they are low sugar! That is awesome. My mom is trying to cut back on sugar and she will be thrilled I found this recipe!
  6. coconut and cranberry sounds SO delicious! I think I could definitly use a sugar detox and of course a spa getaway
  7. I HATEEE when I pick up sweetened coconut instead of unsweetened. It tastes so much different and the texture is just off. p.s. I'm all for Christmas cookies any time of the year :)

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