This recipe is so simple I thought it wouldn't work. There are THREE ingredients. That's right. Three. You need dates, a banana, and some shredded coconut. Instead of blending the ingredients in a blender, I chose to chop everything very finely, because to tell the truth, I really just didn't want to get out the blender. So these are the ultimate slacker's macaroons. I made these with my mom in mind, she loves macaroons, but allergies to wheat, sugar, and dairy have made it hard for her to indulge.
Chop the dates very thinly until they're almost mushy
Chop the banana roughly
Using a potato masher, mash in a bowl
Add your coconut slowly, continue to mash
When all ingredients are blended, generously heap a teaspoon's worth out of the bowl, roll with your hands to form a ball
Place on a baking sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees F for about 15 minutes
I decided to put mine under the broiler for less than 5 minutes until the tops were slightly crispy.