Tuesday, 8 January 2008


I made these for the monthly board meeting for Karma Food Co-op. I didn't take any leftovers home so that's a good sign. Personally, I love how creamy these taste without having dairy! And the only sugar is in the semi sweet chocolate chips which could easily be changed to incorporate cocoa with maple syrup. Since these are baked honey is not a suitable sweetener.

I purchased nearly all of the below ingredients at Karma. But not the fresh young coconut - I have asked at the co-op but due to refrigeration limitations it is not possible to get them there. Chinatown is not too far from Karma so I go there once a week or so.


1 & 1/2 cups sesame milk (I make my own and will get around to posting this recipe....the 'milk' is quite thick so if you use an alternate then I suggest adding ground flax to thicken it).

Blend in the fresh meat of one young green coconut.

Bring this mixture to a low boil and simmer until the consistency of thick soup is reached.


1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or 4 oz (dairy free)

Once the chocolate chips have melted remove pan from heat and mix in:

2 cups shredded coconut (dried)
1 cup hemp seed nut
1 tsp vanilla
a pinch of salt

Form mixture into balls and place on lightly oiled cookie tray. Bake at 300 F for 15-20 minutes and make sure the bottoms do not burn!
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Shauna McCabe said...

I noticed that you checked out my blog (http://crazyorangeturtle.wordpress.com) so I came to check out yours! Those karma-roons look awesome! I was actually thinking about making macaroons, but I think I'll have to make these now, I just have to replace my recently emptied container of hemp seed nut. And I would LOVE it if you posted your sesame milk recipe. I do so love making things myself instead of buying pre-packaged stuff.

And the title of your blog is one of the best I've seen! I've added you to my RSS reader. When I figure out how to get my blog links to actually appear correctly everytime I'll add you to my blog roll!

Orla Hegarty said...

I will get around to posting the sesame milk recipe soon (it's a rather busy time of year for me)!

Thanks for your compliments/support Shauna - you've got a great blog yourself!