Disclaimer: this isn’t really a “fail” – and I really like Civilized Caveman‘s website. His ideas are so creative (rosemary fried lemon!), and his photos are really beautiful. That’s all success! But the recipes on the site include a lot of paleo treats, which tempt me but rarely work out the way I wish they would (with the exception of Blackberry Nut Clusters, which are the bomb.)
So, I didn’t have super-high expectations for these Raw Chocolate Pumpkin Pecan Macaroons.
I wanted to make a treat for a potluck, mostly so *I* wouldn’t eat a ton of the other treats I knew would be there. This strategy worked – I successfully avoided the pie and brownies and ice cream – but the rest of the guests wouldn’t touch these. And I understand that. Whether or not I’m low-carbing it, the “healthy” sweet treats don’t usually cut it for me. Let me eat cake! Or just no treats at all.
The verdict? These were easy to make and much better for you than traditional treats. But not so appealing to me, personally.