Most people are writing about Easter, Easter food and Easter recipes today. But, I’m Jewish and I want to say Happy Passover and write about one of my favorite parts of Passover–macaroons! These are not the same as the fluffy French macarons, but rather soft, chewy coconut-based macaroons. And even better? Most, if not all, are gluten-free.
Manischewitz is my brand of choice for these delicious morsels of Jewish love. The standards in my house were always plain coconut, chocolate and chocolate chip. But they make so, so many more flavors, and this year I was introduced to something I didn’t even know I was missing in my life–mint chocolate macaroons! It’s like a Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie crossed with chewy coconut heaven. Don’t worry about the fact that these are kosher, or come out mainly at Passover–get them! “Jewish” food or not, these are just a genuinely tasty treat. These and the plain chocolate ones are like eating coconut brownie bites…from a can.
Buy them. Eat them. Love them. Repeat. I am introducing you to the oft hidden world of (actually tasty) Jewish food. (Leave the gefilte fish alone, you’re not missing anything.)
I’m going to go enjoy more macaroons on this lovely Easter morning–Happy Passover! (And Happy Easter!)