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Chocolate Covered Macaroons
Chocolate Covered Macaroons
Method
  • Preheat oven to 170* C (338* F) Fan.
  • Beat the egg whites in a mixer, until they become white and fluffy.
  • Add the granulated sugar in 2 batches and beat until you create a stiff meringue.
  • In the meantime, combine the icing sugar, finely ground almonds and flour in a bowl. Sift.
  • Add to the meringue and gently fold with a spatula.
  • Transfer to a piping bag.
  • Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper.
  • Pipe out small cookies that are about 6-7 cm in length and 1-2 cm in width.
  • Sprinkle with coarsely chopped almonds.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden.
  • When ready, remove from heat and allow them to cool before removing from parchment.
  • While the macaroons are baking, prepare the chocolate coating.
  • Melt 2/3 of the chocolate in a bain marie or microwave.
  • When it has melted, add the rest of the chocolate and stir with a spatula until it melts also.
  • Dip the macaroons in to the melted chocolate, bottom side down. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper and allow the chocolate to dry and harden.
  • Can be stored in a sealed container for at least a week.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

50
Calories (kcal)
3 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

3.3
Total Fat (g)
5 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

1.2
Saturated Fat (g)
6 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

3.4
Total Carbs (g)
1 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

2.8
Sugars (g)
3 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

1.3
Protein (g)
3 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.76
Fibre (g)
3 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.02
Sodium (g)
0 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.