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Crunchy Macaroons

 Crunchy Macaroons
These chewy little cookies have a nice coconut and almond flavor...and crisp rice cereal adds a little crunch. Our home economists whipped them up using only five ingredients.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1-1/4 cups flaked coconut
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. With damp fingers, shape
  • into 1-1/2-in. mounds on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or just until edges turn brown.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 76 calories, 3 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.