OK, so I know I’m not the only one round here who goes a bit cray cray during the holidays! Sweets and treats all around us. If you are like me and have a a hard time controlling yourself around all those high calorie foods that seem to be the little devils on our shoulders, but you wanna enjoy Christmas with the rest of em’ , well, I’ve got a fun, sweet, (and if you love coconut) delish little recipe for you babes!
Ok, so most of you know,( and if you don’t know, now you know) I love me some Martha Stewart. I am a proud subscriber to her “Living” magazine. The other day as I was home, flipping though the pages, I came across this recipe.
First thing I thought was ” oooohhh this can be actually a healthy recipe!” Then I thought “perfect for Christmas, and super cute!”
The original recipe called for 3/4 cup sugar, but of course I wasn’t down with all that, soooo, I changed it to suite us..
2 1/2 cups finely shredded (dehydrated/or fresh) I used unsweetened reduced fat shredded coconut (whole foods)
1/2 cup erythritol ( which you can also find at whole foods)
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
4-5 tsps of vanilla extract ( I used Madagascar pure vanilla bean paste) love that stuff
Pinch of salt
(Optional, for looks: confectioners sugar for dusting) to get that snowy look
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Thoroughly combine coconut, erythritol,egg whites, vanilla, and salt in a med/lrg bowl.
Mix really well with a large fork and hands.
Begin to form little trees with your hands, using your fingertips to make pointed tops.
Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment, make sure to grease whatever you use so that the coconut doesn’t stick.
Space them out evenly
Bake until edges are golden and trees are firm.
10-12 minutes but begin checking at 10.
Let cool and dust with snow:)
Bring these to a party, they would look great at the dessert table!
PLEASEshare below your fun holiday recipes! I am always looking to build my healthy recipe profile!