Magic Cream Cheese Macaroons Recipe Paired with Riesling

Magic Cream Cheese MacaroonsMagic Cream Cheese Macaroons

Fall in Love with these Valentine’s Day Delights

Love is in the air, and delicious treats are in the kitchen. If you’re looking for something to make for the one you love, or just some treats to bring into the office, I highly recommend these Magic Cream Cheese Macaroons.

They’re a no-bake recipe, made with soft Canadian Cream Cheese and coconut (a delicious combination that go together as well as you and your Valentine… awwww!). Ok, so if you don’t have a Valentine, well these are the next best thing.

Whether you’re coupled off or spending the day with friends, you can’t let Valentines Day go by without a glass of wine. Pair these savoury-sweet creations with a sweet ice wine, like Domaine Pinnacle Sparkling Ice Cider. It’s absolutely spectacular, with notes of apple pie and an acidity to help balance out its sweetness.  And if you want something a little less sweet to pair with it, try a semi-sweet Riesling like Peninsula Ridge Semi-Dry Riesling.

In love or not, I hope you have a simply lovely Valentine’s Day.

Magic Cream Cheese Macaroons Recipe: Domaine Pinnacle Sparkling Ice Cider 2009

Ingredients:

4 oz (120 g) Canadian Cream Cheese, softened
½ tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
2 ½ cups (625 mL) shredded sweetened coconut
3 oz (90 g) dark, milk, or white chocolate, crushed

Preparation:

In a bowl, mix Cream Cheese with vanilla. Add coconut and mix well.

Shape into 20 small balls and press lightly. Refrigerate.

Meanwhile, melt chocolate in a double boiler and let cool.

Dip half of each macaroon in the cooled melted chocolate, drain and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to harden chocolate.

Arrange on a serving dish. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. To prevent chocolate from melting, keep away from heat.

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