Coconut Chocolate Macaroon Muffins by Necessity

My last pre-Passover recipe this year, repeated from last year when I was eventually blessed with a new oven. Have a Hag Kosher v’Sameach – a Healthy and Joyous Passover!

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To all of you, Beautiful People, who had wished my oven speedy recovery, I hasten to report that it has finally gotten repaired. Meanwhile, right before it went on strike last week, I had been planning to try out a new Pesach (Passover) dessert recipe, while, at the same time, getting rid of sundry leftovers in my refrigerator that cannot be used on Pesach. To clarify, theoretically they can be used, but not when they come from packages open before kitchen is completely switched to Pesach mode, i.e. contains no Chometz (leaven), no utensils that have been used with leaven, and no surfaces that have been touched by leaven during the year.

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We start this insane cleaning process (not only the kitchen, but the entire house should be completely clean of even a tiny cookie crumb your child dropped between cushions on the couch) immediately after Purim, and this…

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  1. Thank you, dear -best wishes for you too 🙂

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    1. Thank you, darling, and the same to you!

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    1. Thank you, darling!

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  2. purpleslob says:

    Glad your ailing stove recovered!! How can u not let Pesach foods touch where leaven was? Do u have 2 kitchens?

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    1. I don’t have two kitchens, dear purple person; we have a small 2-bedroom condo, so even one kitchen is rather small. All surfaces in the kitchen are thoroughly cleaned and covered with either foil or plastic. Cabinets that contain dishes not used for Pesach are also throughy cleaned, then sealed. I have a limited selection of dishes that are only used for Pesach and are stored during the year. Finally, metal pots and pans, as well as some cutlery, are kashered (there is a special procedure). The oven is self-cleaning. All this is extremely time-consuming and labor-intensive, that’s why ladies usually come to the Seder totally exhausted.

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      1. purpleslob says:

        Oh man!! I couldn’t even begin to do all that!!
        No wonder!

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      2. I am used to it, dear Melinda; I’ve done it all my life. Incidentally, if you notice the serving dishes in all my Pesach posts, they belong to my Pesach set of dishes which is not used throughout the year. Oh, and we can’t use dishwasher, so these are washed by hand. And since I had nothing better to do today until The Boss comes home with my groceries, I just whipped up a batch of sugar free, guten free, egg free, and non-dairy almond cookies. He works hard – he should enjoy himself with dessert he CAN have.

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      3. purpleslob says:

        Wow, glad you can do it!! Hand washing is better to me! I just can’t get with dw. Maybe because I grew up hand washing? It hurts my back to bend over so much. You are so good to him!! Yes, he does!! NO CHOCOLATE???

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      4. Didn’t have unsweetened cocoa powder or baking chocolate at the kosher store, so I had to make do with what I had on hand.

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      5. purpleslob says:

        So, what does the kosher store with all their leaven? They have to cleanse it out too, right? Then, after Pesach, where do y’all get your leaven from?
        Kosher store needs to get with it, and get some chocolate! 😉

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      6. Kosher stores try to sell as much as they can right after Purim, and then they cover and seal sections with non-Passover foods. Then they go through the same procedure of cleaning and checking for every crumb and covering surfaces. After Pesach, we do the reverse procedure. I don’t buy packaged foods, other than meat, fish, and very few other items, such as CHOCOLATE for baking.
        I am sure they had it and sold everything before The Boss got there.

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      7. purpleslob says:

        Oh, ok. Thanks for explaining!!

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      8. Whew! Pesach is over, as of last night, and my kitchen is back to normal. Thank you for your interest, my favorite purple person!

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      9. purpleslob says:

        Hurray!! Hope you took a nap today! ❤ My pleasure.

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      10. No naps. I am not Churchill; I don’t do naps. Anyway, I was informed that I would be getting the two younger grandkids for this weekend, and it’s both of their birthdays, one after the other, so I went into high cooking and baking gear right away! So excited!

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      11. purpleslob says:

        Woo hoo!! Grandkids are special by themselves, then to add birthdays on top!! No wonder you were cooking and baking!! ❤

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      12. They are fast asleep, after a very intense evening and day, and tomorrow they are looking forward to making banana pancakes with me and then shishkebabs for lunch with The Boss.

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      13. purpleslob says:

        Whew! You’re probably tired as well!! Oh yum!

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      14. You guessed it, dear purple person, but good tired!

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  3. Wishing you a healthy and happy Passover yourself

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    1. Thank you so very muich, Derrick.

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  4. Charlee: “Muffins!
    Chaplin: “We like making muffins!”
    Lulu: “Nobody can eat your muffins.”
    Charlee: “True! But Mama and Dada like them anyway.”

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    1. We make those non-edible muffins too!
      The Cat Gang.

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  5. My hope and prayer is that you are having a wonderful Passover this year.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind wishes and your prayers, dear Mimi!

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  6. Have a wonderful Passover, Dolly! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Anna!

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  7. A wonderful cartoon, indeed! Lol Now you have to help me again, Dolly! Just of interest, but in the Thora isnt written anything about cleaning the whole house, before Passover? Or is it? 😉 Michael

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    1. It does say “No leaven should be found in your homes,” which makes it necessary to make sure there are no crumbs anywhere. Of course, those kitchen cabinets that we seal off because there is nothing in them we use for Passover, do not need to be cleaned, but in my family it was just a traditional spring cleaning. I follow my grandmother’s traditions.

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      1. Learned something again! Thanks, Dolly!

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      2. My pleasure, dear Michael!

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      3. :-)) Always very appreciated. At school and at the university i was not really interested in history. ;

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      4. Perhaps you didn’t have very good history teachers.

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      5. Honestly, most of them were to much influenced by the nobile past of Germany. ;-.)

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      6. That”s an interesting concept. Which historical period of the “noble past” did they admire so much?

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