Coconut Macaroons For Passover Recipe

The spice master shares a Middle-Eastern inflected macaroon recipe for Passover

We ask spice master Lior Lev Sercarz, owner and founder of New York spice sourcing and blending company La Boîte, to come up with a Passover macaroon that is something to actually look forward to. The result: the halvaroon, a dessert that calls on tahini and warm Middle Eastern spices for a bite that's a far cry from the cloying, oddly textured cookies of childhood seders. Note: If you're keeping kosher for Passover, a dusting of confectioners' sugar won't do, as it contains cornstarch—so simply leave it off or make your own substitute with potato starch.

To learn more, read "Passover Macaroons That Actually Taste Good."

Recipe adapted from Lior Lev Sercarz, La Boîte, New York NY

Halvah Macaroons
5 from 27 ratings
We ask spice master Lior Lev Sercarz, owner and founder of New York spice sourcing and blending company La Boîte, to come up with a Passover macaroon recipe.
Prep Time
10
minutes
Cook Time
12
minutes
Servings
18
Macaroons
Total time: 22 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • ⅓ cup halvah, tightly packed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons La Boîte Yemen spice (or sub 1¼ teaspoons each cinnamon and ginger)
  • 1½ teaspoons amchoor (or sub cardamom)
  • 2 egg whites, beaten to soft peaks
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Optional Ingredients
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the coconut, tahini, halvah, sugar, Yemen spice and amchoor. Gently fold in the egg whites. Scoop the batter by the tablespoon and place the mounds on the lined cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 11 to 12 minutes, until turning slightly golden, and allow them to cool completely before serving.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 64
Total Fat 5.5 g
Saturated Fat 4.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 3.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
Total Sugars 2.0 g
Sodium 25.6 mg
Protein 1.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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