I recently looked in my kitchen cupboard and realized that I had several bags of coconut. I LOVE coconut, but I don't really cook or bake very much, so it takes forever for it to get used. One bag in particular was coming close to its expiration date, unsweetened dessicated coconut.
Let me reiterate: I don't spend much time in the kitchen. That being said, I have limited ingredients on hand. Thus, I decided to make some dog treats. I can't really go wrong as far as my two boys are concerned, and macaroons are SO easy to make. It took me all of 5 minutes to whip them up. Recipe as follows, but you can easily make it larger:
Easy Coconut Macaroons for Dogs
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1 egg white
1 1/2 tbsp honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium size bowl, measure out all ingredients, and combine. It can be a bit of a wet, sticky mess, so I ended up wetting my hands and mixing with them to make it easy. Drop small balls onto a greased or parchment lined baking sheet. My dogs are 4lbs, so my macaroons were tiny, about the size of quarter.
Bake for 10minutes, or until they start to turn a light golden color. Transfer to wire rack, and refrigerate for an hour or so. Makes 36 tiny macaroons. My dogs love them, and I can't stop snacking!