yep. fiddle diddles. as far as I can tell they are very much like macaroons. macaroons with a sweet name, that is.
these are the first thing I can recall baking on my "own" when I was young. I remember my friend and I "baking" these in about grade four...trying to understand the measurements, and just hoping for the best.
good thing this recipe is super easy...and is actually a NO BAKE recipe. perfect for kids, and for hot summer days.
this version has been veganized, macrobiotic-ish-ified, and is pretty dang tasty.
MTF: Fiddle Diddles // vegan & gf
oatey, coconutey, chocolatey goodness. no bake. takes literally 5 minutes to make. and about 1 minute to devour :)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 - 1 cup granulated sugar of choice (I used 1/2 cup maple sugar)
- 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 6 TBSP cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
- pinch of sea salt
- 2 tsp pure vanilla
- 3 cups gf oats - quick cooking (not instant) is better here, but regular will be ok too!
- Put coconut oil, sugar, & milk into a saucepan. Heat over medium, stirring often, until it comes to a boil. Remove pan from heat.
- Add / stir in the remaining ingredients, in the order listed.
- Drop by rounded tablespoon fulls onto a wax paper covered cookie sheet.
- Cool completely - I put mine in the freezer, as coconut oil firms up well this way. Store in the freezer, and let thaw a few minutes before eating.
- Munch away :)
- If the mixture just seems way too crumbly to drop by the spoonful, then use your hands and squish into balls - that's what I did. You could also add in a bit of maple syrup, if you want them to stick together more.
- Feel free to melt in peanut butter or any other nut butter, with the wet ingredients. I'm sure it'd be fantastic.
They're also great right out of the freezer after a long hot walk in the sun ;)
don't fret - the crumbs are tasty too :)
Happy Weekend Friends!!