These fruity treats are a perfect alternative to the typical cookies you might bake up for the holidays. They'll offer an unexpected delight to guests, or friends and family. Though we'd like to say these treats are a healthier option, their sweet goodness makes that impossible!
6 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Coruba Jamaica Rum
3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup pitted dates, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and spray paper with a non-stick coating. Combine egg whites and sugar in top of a double boiler.
Cook until mixture is hot to the touch. Place rum, coconut, macadamia nuts and dates in a mixing bowl.
Pour hot egg white mixture in bowl and stir until all ingredients are moistened and combined.
Drop by tablespoon 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Form into haystacks. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool completely and peel off wax paper. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.