Almond Joy Coconut Macaroons. 

Tomorrow Evan has Demo Day for his new app at the school he has been attending for three months. It’s his last day! He has been working non-stop, day and night learning how to code and program, and I couldn’t be any more proud.

So of course, in celebration, I wanted to make some treats for when his family comes into town this weekend. I also wanted to make something I haven’t made before. As we all know, it takes practice to make perfect. Not that any dessert or treat that I’ve made tons of times turns out perfect, but at least edible and tastey. With that being said, I totally burnt half of my macaroons! I set the timer on, but half way through I smelled something burning. I ran to the oven to check on the macaroons, and they were just black on the bottom. It was sad to see half of them go, but oh well! As Evan said to me, it’s a glass half full situation, we still have the other not burnt half! And no, I did not take pictures of the burned macaroons. No need to see that kind of destruction.

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Dark Chocolate Chip Coconut Muffins.

Dark Chocolate Chip & Coconut Muffins (3)

Lately I’ve been craving coconut. Anything coconut simply sounds appetizing. Coconut Milk, Coconut water, Coconut flakes… You get the picture. This craving has made me realize how much I’m turning into my dad. He is also a huge fan of coconut and sprinkles it on just about every dessert he has. So with this craving, plus my dads numerous dessert ideas, I was inspired to create a muffin with coconut. Then I asked myself, what taste compliments coconut? Dark Chocolate.

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