Chocolate Dipped-Sweet Potato Macaroons

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Chocolate Dipped-Sweet Potato Macaroons

2 cups shredded sweetened flaked coconut
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups grated peeled sweet potato
1/2 cup pecan chips, toasted
3 ounces orange flavored dark chocolate
1 tablespoon oil

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with foil, and generously coat with cooking spray.

Process coconut in a food processor until finely ground.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg whites, brown sugar, flour, vanilla, cinnamon and salt until well combined. Stir in coconut, sweet potato and pecans until well combined. Drop golf ball sized mounds of dough onto cookie sheets, using an ice cream scoop. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer macaroons to wire racks to cool.

Heat chocolate and oil in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Pour chocolate into a small bowl or ramekin. Dip half of each macaroon into chocolate. Place on waxed paper to dry.

Makes about 16 macaroons

35 comments:

  1. these look so great! am gonna try them today, need to step out to get some coconut before that!

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  2. What a great sweet potato recipe! I will try this next weekend :) love it.

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  3. I love that you used sweet taters in these. Just makes them totally 100% healthy, right? Despite the chocolate dipped part :)

    They look delish!!

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  4. What a unique recipe! I've never used sweet potato and chocolate; but I'm willing too after looking at those pictures.

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  5. My, my! These look absolutely beautiful. Huge fan of sweet potatoes here. Right up my alley!

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  6. These looks delicious and I bet they would be! But not right now, I'm not in the mood for this king of cooking, I still feel like it's summer!

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  7. some of my favorites in there - sweet potato, chocolate and pecans! oh how that just sounds so lovely!!! YUMMMMM

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  8. I've never hard of sweet potato macaroons before but this recipe looks divine!
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.com/

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  9. A Pillsbury pumpkin bread mix???!!! OMG, what we do for love!

    That's a relief about your cupcake liners. Honestly, what would you have done?

    I love that you're using grated sweet potatoes that don't have to be cooked.

    I totally get you adding oil instead of Crisco to the chocolate.

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  10. Mmm, I've never heard of sweet potatoes in macaroons! What a tasty treat :)

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  11. I always love your clever recipes! I can't wait to make these next week. ;)

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  12. I think the REAL questions is...what does that say about HIS tastebuds? Out.Of.Whack.

    I'm in love with these macaroons. You've made my Monday!

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  13. I am sweet potato obsessed so I'm loving the idea of these!

    Are pecan chips just chopped pecans?

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  14. I love sweet potatoes! These look so good...I'm super excited to start fall baking.

    - Maggie

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  15. These could be a recipe-contest winner. Such a creative way to use sweet potatoes!

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  16. Love sweet potatoes + love chocolate + love coconut = gonna love these!!

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  17. it's not even october and i've made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins five times since school started xD
    looking forward to trying the sweet potato-chocolate combo too ^_~

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  18. These look awesome! I <3 sweet potatoes, will definitely give these a try. :)

    http://mytastyliving.blogspot.com/

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  19. Wow - these look seriously amazing - and addictive! Love sweet potatoes:-)

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  20. Brilliant with a capital B!

    Maybe Eric doesn't like real butter? What's up with him liking mixes?

    Well, the temps are a bit fall-like at night now, even if it is 85 degrees and muggy as all get-out outside. It's still summer till the 22nd though.

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  21. very intriguing, emily! they look sensational (:

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  22. so part of me wants to hate you due to your thinking that you can use your halloween liners already. but then you went and made these. and i'm craving one, hardcore. love!!

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  23. These look so festive! Very unique indeed. Something I might try to bring to a Thanksgiving feast!

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  24. I am intrigued by these sweet potato macaroons. It is definitely starting to feel like fall where I am ... brrrrr!

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  25. Omg, I'm nearly drooling. I don't need it to be chilly out. I will definitely enjoy these on any day! :)

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  26. Thanks everyone! I hope you enjoy the macaroon recipe.

    Sue, that's the first time I've added oil to chocolate! I can't believe it worked.

    Joanne, he has good tastebuds. :) I was just giving him a hard time.

    Natalie, yes, they are. Really finely chopped pecans.

    Shannon, maybe they were? :)

    Michele, yay!

    Rachel, the mix is pretty good! Don't be a hater!

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  27. what a nifty twist, emily! you're just adding goodness on top of goodness on top of goodness. :)

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  28. these look amazing. and sweet potato?!?! what a fantastic and creative idea. love it. just pinned it so I wont forget to try these.

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  29. I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my "What I Bookmarked" Post - stop by and see. And thank you for the inspiration I cant wait to make this!

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  30. How interesting! I never thought to make macaroons with sweet potatoes!

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  31. I made them last night and they are AMAZING!!!! THANK YOU!

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  32. Hi Emily! I'm new to your blog, but it has become one of my most frequently read websites! I enjoy reading about and seeing all of your creative ideas and recipes! This Saturday, I made these macaroons and was really impressed by how quick and easy they were to make. It helped that I used the food processor for all of the pulsing and grating. My boyfriend and I love them. They are rich, surprisingly filling, and kind of healthy too! I think next time I will increase the amount of chocolate I use. I didn't have orange flavored chocolate so I used 3oz of dark chocolate chips and ran out before I could dip them all. It's ok though, they're so good on their own!

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  33. This is still one of my favorite treats to make! I made them again on Saturday because they were requested from a friend who had tried them last time I made them and loved them so much. Thanks!!!!

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