Fudgy Coconut & Oat Macaroons – Vegan & Gluten Free

by Sharon on December 24, 2014

Fudgy Coconut & Oat Macaroons-

Alrighty folks, it’s Christmas Eve! You may have noticed the theme of sweet stuff around here for the last little while. Tasty morsels like Rice Crispy Chocolate Bars, Rice Crispy Cookies, and Health Fudge. All delicious and worthy of any cookie or treat tray. To round things out, I have one more recipe adapted from my Mom’s cookbook.

Fudgy Coconut & Oat Macaroons-

This recipe was tucked away loosely on a separate piece of paper. It was written by a woman named Margaret, who worked in our home, helping with things like cooking and cleaning when my Mom became to sick to take care the massive operation that was taking care of our household of six. My Mom really liked Margaret and so did I. She has spiky white blond hair, chubby cheeks and a big, fun personality. She liked to cook and I think my Mom absolutely loved having someone else cook for her for a change. Margaret’s dishes were all so different from my Mom’s usual rotation and she would always ask Margaret to write down the ones she especially liked.

This was one of them. It was called Chocolate Rocks. They are fudgy, laced with coconut and full of the goodness of oats.

Fudgy Coconut & Oat Macaroons-

It wasn’t made with coconut sugar/oil and it didn’t specify whether or not the oats were gluten free but the idea remains the same. Simple, easy and really good. Really, really good. 🙂

When I say easy, I mean, can you stir? 😉 Melt together your coconut oil (non-vegans can use organic butter) with the coconut sugar and your milk of choice then stir in the cocoa and oats. Boom. Macaroons.

Fudgy Coconut & Oat Macaroons

I’m willing to bet these ‘chocolate rocks’ will be a hit at your home during the holidays like they have been at mine (we’ve made this twice in the last couple of weeks).

All the best wishes for Christmas everyone!!

Fudgy Coconut & Oat Macaroons-


Serves 14

Fudgy Coconut & Oat Macaroons – Vegan & Gluten Free
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  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups oats (gluten free if required)


  1. In a medium sauce pan melt together coconut oil, sugar, and milk over medium low heat until blended well
  2. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder. Mix well
  3. Stir in vanilla and oats and mix well again
  4. On a parchment lined baking sheet, using a small medium disher, scoop out 1 1/2 tablespoon sized macaroons. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set
  5. Store in the fridge in a sealed container


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Toronto Girl West December 24, 2014 at 3:52 pm
Those look absolutely yummy as always!!! :) Given that it's Christmas Eve I wanted to take time and stop by to wish you and yours the Merriest Christmas! I'm so happy this is the year we got to hang out. I say we made the Downton Party an annual tradition! ;)
Sharon January 2, 2015 at 9:33 pm
I can't believe all these comments were spammed and I missed such a lovely holiday message! Thanks so much Karen. It's funny because I was just talking about you the other day to a friend who is getting married in Mexico. I told her to check out your site for wedding ideas! The Downton countdown is on!!

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