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Chocolate-Cranberry Coconut Macaroons

You can change this recipe to suit your tastes — simply keep the proportion of dry ingredients the same. For instance, if you don’t like coconut, add more cereal.

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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups flake-type cereal, such as Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes or Special K
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 Cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Combine the cereal, coconut, cranberries, and chips in a large bowl.

In a bowl fitted with an electric mixer, beat the egg whites on medium speed until frothy. Gradually add the sugar and whip until thick and glossy. Add the vanilla and salt, and continue to mix for another 10 seconds. Fold the meringue into the dry ingredients, being careful not to deflate the meringue. Using a ¾-ounce scoop (1½ tablespoons), portion the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets and bake for 8 minutes. Rotate the sheet pans and continue baking until golden brown and the cookies lift freely from the parchment, about 16 minutes.

Let cool on the baking sheets before serving, at least 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Nutritional Facts
Servings12
Calories Per Serving120
Total Fat4g5%
Sugar17gN/A
Saturated3g13%
Protein2g4%
Carbs22g7%
Vitamin A38µg4%
Vitamin B121µg17%
Vitamin B60.3mg17.3%
Vitamin C4mg6%
Vitamin E0.8mg4.2%
Vitamin K0.3µg0.4%
Calcium5mgN/A
Fiber1g4%
Folate (food)2µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)114µg28%
Folic acid66µgN/A
Iron2mg9%
Magnesium9mg2%
Monounsaturated0.5gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg6%
Phosphorus17mg2%
Polyunsaturated0.1gN/A
Potassium48mg1%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg8.1%
Sodium74mg3%
Sugars, added14gN/A
Zinc0.2mg1.4%
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