Sweet and chewy, these low carb salted caramel macaroons are a delicious grain-free cookie! Snack happy and healthy.
Inspiration is everywhere. Someone asked me recently how I come up with all the recipes that I make and that’s my answer: inspiration is everywhere. Everywhere I look, there’s another recipe idea for me. I am constantly making little notes to myself about things that might make good low carb or keto recipes. If I am out and about, I will stop in my tracks and shoot an email to myself because I don’t want to lose the idea. This often happens when I am out at a store and see an interesting conventional cookie or cake. I pick up the box, look it over, and think “Yep, I can make this!”. This is a regular occurrence for me at places like Trader Joe’s. And this recipe was indeed inspired by a box of Trader Joe’s cookies.
Their version are little coconut macaroon thumbprints with a center of caramel. I had some leftover egg whites to use and it seemed like the perfect application, but I wanted to make them even easier. So I made some of my salted caramel and mixed it right into the macaroons. Since traditional macaroons often take sweetened condensed milk, my caramel sauce was the perfect texture and consistency to use in its stead.
They were gorgeously chewy and delicious. Good on their own or drizzled with a little chocolate!