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Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Easy to make chocolate macaroons
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time19 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time59 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chocolate macaroons
Servings: 24
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Stef

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 6 cups unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a heat-proof bowl over a double boiler.
  • Stir continuously for about five minutes until the mixture gets moist and gloopy.
  • Set the bowl containing the mixture on the counter to rest for thirty minutes. The coconut will absorb even more liquid as it cools.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Scoop golf ball-sized scoops of the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Bake for 7 minutes or until the coconut just starts to brown at the edges.
  • Lower oven temperature to 325 F and bake for another 12-15 minutes until there are brown patches throughout the macaroons.
  • Set the cookie sheet onto a cooling rack.
  • Once cool, remove the macaroons from the cookie sheet.
  • If not serving right away, store in an airtight container for up to three days (they are best on day one, but are still great on days two and three) or freeze until ready to serve.

Notes

You don't need any fancy equipment to make a double boiler; you simply set a heat-safe bowl over a pot of boiling water.
Don't be tempted to remove the cookies from the cookie sheets before they are cool. They fall apart if they are too hot.
You can leave the macaroons at room temperature for up to three days stored in loosely-covered container. They are best on day one, but they will still be great (just not as crispy) on days two and three. You can also freeze the chocolate macaroons until you are ready to eat them.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.8mg