Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Mini Smacaroons (Mini-Smacks)

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I want to share a recipe I tried a little while ago as part of my sugar-free challenge. I made Smacaroons from Spoonful of Sugar Free. *Click the link for the recipe! To make them mini, just make smaller balls. Here are a few pics from my Mini-Smacaroon making:

See the mess I make when baking?

Yummy dough

Before baking

Sorry I don't have any after pics!

These were good, but I have a few recommendations for you. Definitely take Alex's advice at the end of the recipe & broil them for the last minute or two. It gives the macaroons a satisfying crunch. Second, I would suggest NOT using unsweetened chocolate. Everyone I gave them to thought that the taste was overwhelmed by the unsweetened chocolate. Unless you're on a sugar-free diet and are used to it, it tastes very bitter. I would suggest using 70% dark, semi-sweet or even peanut butter chips! Yummm.

I plan on making them again without the chocolate but maybe adding some cocoa powder and stirring in some peanut butter. Think about all the variations you could make for these with raisins & nuts. It's really a great base recipe to experiment with and make your own flavors. Best of all though, it uses very few ingredients.

Also, don't be intimidated by making chia gel using chia seeds and water. Literally all you have to do is put the seeds in a little bowl, add the water and wait for it to bulk up. Yes, it's a little strange, but they add bulk to the macaroons with the bonus of getting Omega-3s and all that good stuff whatever it does? Haha. This is the end of my sugar-free adventure on my blog, back to business as usual! I will be back to eating reduced-sugar, but I won't be sharing the details with you. That said, this blog is for delicious recipes so if I find some that are sugar-free I will be sure to share them with you.

I will be posting tomorrow, so check back if you get a minute.

xo Janelle


  1. great idea with the peanut butter. Next time we make them I think we might leave the chocolate out an double the coconut.

  2. ohmygosh-I can't believe I missed this post! They look fabulous :P

  3. Thanks Alex :) I loveeeed the coconut banana combo.


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