Low Calorie Chocolate Macaroon Recipe

December 4, 2012

These Chocolate Macaroons from FoodNetwork.com will have your guests begging for seconds and asking for the recipe! Not only is the recipe simple to follow, but each macaroon is only 54 calories, meaning you really can have seconds!


2 egg whites
1 cup ground almonds
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment or preferably silicon pad.
  2. Mix egg whites (unbeaten) with the ground almonds, cocoa and powdered sugar until you have a sticky but cohesive mixture.
  3. Fill a large bowl with cold water and dip your hands in it to wet them before rolling the mixture into little balls the size of small walnuts. You will probably have to redunk your hands to keep wetting them as you go.
  4. Arrange the macaroon-balls on the lined baking tray and put in the oven to bake for 11 minutes. It’s hard to tell when they’re ready, as they will seem squishy but they harden up a little as they cool, and anyway, they should be damp within; that’s what makes them chewy, so don’t worry that the macaroons look sticky underneath.

Nutrition Facts

SERVES: 25 (PER MACAROON); Calories: 54; Total Fat: 2 grams; Saturated Fat: 0 grams; Protein: 1 grams; Total carbohydrates: 8 grams; Sugar: 7 grams; Fiber: 0.5 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 4 milligrams

See the original recipe here: http://bit.ly/11zGVpg