Well it’s a month till Christmas. 27 days to be exact.
So I thought it time I start my Christmas Baking! I have so much planned this year and I feel like I have no time to do it in, but once this whole moving house thing calms down (and I actually find all of my baking stuff again) I should be able to get right back into the swing of things.
This time last year I made up these amazing coconut and chocolate macaroons as little Secret Santa gifts for my hubby’s end of year work dinner. I don’t know about you but I tend to find those cheap little gifts you normally give just end up in a pile somewhere and how much nicer is it to receive something handmade… or better yet… delicious!!
Now I will admit, it’s really hard for me to make these macaroons. Why you might ask? It’s not because they’re hard to create, in fact they’re too damn easy, but rather they are sooooo yummy that I can’t help but eat them all myself!! It actually took me a while to figure out why I was loving them so much when I realized they tasted just like a bounty bar!!, one of my all time favourite chocolate bars. That’s when I knew it was all going to end very badly if I kept making them.
Now the best bit about these scrummy nuggets of coconutty goodness is that they can easily be made Gluten Free as long as you check the type of dark chocolate you use and double check your brand of condensed milk.
Most condensed milk is gluten free however I would always check the ingredients list to be sure. Unlike chocolate where, shall we say, most big name brands, carry a contamination warning. For a tasty, but not too bitter dark chocolate that is definitely gluten free try Nestle’s chocolate bits or melts, they’re my go-to chocolate for baking now!
You can check out the full list of Nestle’s Gluten Free products here.
Now you have a fantastic, easy, delicious macaroon that’s perfect for the holiday season!!
What holiday cookies will you be baking up this year?