Chocolate Almond Macaroons Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6
CuisineCourse
MethodSpeciality
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Bittersweet chocolate6 Ounce, finely chopped
 Natural almonds10 Ounce, sliced (2 Cups)
 Confectioners sugar1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs), divided
 Egg whites4 (At Room Temperature)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 523 Calories from Fat 268

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.1%

Saturated Fat 6.8 g34%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 35.7 mg1.5%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.3%

Dietary Fiber 7.4 g29.7%

Sugars 43.2 g

Protein 13 g26.6%

Vitamin A 0.01% Vitamin C

Calcium 13.5% Iron 14.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1 Place racks in the center and top third of the oven and heat to 325 degrees farenheit.
2 Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

MAKING
3 In the top part of a double boiler,melt the chocolate over barely simmering water or in a microwave oven. Cool until tepid.
4 In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, process the almonds and 2/3 cup of the confectioners' sugar until the almonds are very finely chopped, almost a powder.
5 Beat the egg whites with a handheld electric mixer until soft peaks form.
6 Gradually beat in the remaining 2/3 cup of sugar until stiff, shiny peaks form.
7 Fold in the almond mixture, then the cooled chocolate.
8 Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a 7/16-inch-wide plain tip, such as Ateco Number 805.
9 Pipe 1 1/2-inch-wide mounds of the batter, about 1 inch apart, on the sheets.
10 Bake until the edges are firm and the macaroons lift easily from the paper, for about 30 minutes.
11 Cool completely on the sheets.

SERVING
12 Serve as desired.
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