Coconut Macaroons by @Love2Eat2Love (Ali Riley)

Everyone knows that I'm not exactly the best cook in the kitchen. I regularly burn my eggs, undercook my chicken, and screw up any and all recipes by mis-measuring or just being lazy. I love following all sorts of recipe blogs and pages on Instagram (among my favorites is @balancedbeyars, 3 sisters who all played soccer and are awesome, hilarious and have recipes.) Nonetheless, I very rarely venture out and make very many recipes on my own. Usually I just don't have the ingredients or the energy.

I recently came across another of these awesome pages, @Love2Eat2Love. It's run by fellow pro-soccer player, Ali Riley of FC Rosengard and the New Zealand Women's National Team. While I wanted to make everything on the page, I didn't have a food processor (again, lazy and not prepared,) so I looked for something that didn't require one. Luckily, I found the easiest, most delicious coconut macaroons and they have only 3 ingredients! Oh, and they're no bake. So there was no way that I could overcook them. Or undercook them. They also happen to be vegan, dairy free, and egg free. 

1.5 cups coconut flakes (unsweetened)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
Dark chocolate (about half a bar)

Put all 3 of those ingredients into a blender and mix it up real good. I melted my coconut oil on the stovetop, and then used that same pot to melt my chocolate (later, be patient. Getting there.) It should be a sticky, wet mixture with all of the coconut flakes ground up. Ball up the mixture with your hands into small portions and stick them in the freezer. Try to use parchment paper or tin foil as mine stuck to the plate a little bit in the freezer.

While those solidify, melt some dark chocolate on the stove top. I used about 2/3 of a chocolate bar and had quite a bit extra. Once it's melted, dip the bottom of the frozen macaroons into the chocolate and place back on the sheet. Drizzle the remaining chocolate over the top. 

I stuck them back in the fridge to let the chocolate harden. They're literally so good, you guys, and so easy. I would 100% recommend making them, like, today. If you have a sweet tooth like me, they're such a good treat to have after dinner to just get through that 10 minutes of the intense, "FEED ME CHOCOLATE" feeling.

Thank you so much to Ali Riley and her Instagram page, Love2Eat2Love. Make sure to check it out and give her some love! Huge shoutout to Trader Joe's, my favorite place to grocery shop, as well!