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Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroons

Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the outside, and coated with decadent dark chocolate, these coconut macaroons make a lovely treat any time of the year.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Macaroons
Servings: 24 Macaroons

Equipment

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Electric Mixer
  • Cookie sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Spatulas
  • Cookie dough scoop

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 X-Large Eggs Egg Whites Only
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

Instructions

Making the Coconut Macaroons

  • Preheat the oven to 325° F
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla. When thoroughly mixed, set aside to rest while you work on the next step.
  • Separate egg whites into a small bowl and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  • Beat the egg whites & salt on high until firm peaks form like a meringue.
  • Gently fold the egg white mixture into the coconut mixture.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop mounds of the mixture about 1 inch apart onto the parchment-covered baking sheets.
  • Bake for 24 - 25 minutes until the tops are a lovely golden brown. If you are using multiple baking sheets, you may need to rotate them halfway through.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely before proceeding to next step. To speed this process, you can cool in the fridge if needed.

Covering the Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate

  • Melt chocolate chips in the microwave or using a double boiler
  • Dip the bottoms of the cooled macaroons into the melted chocolate and place back onto the lined baking sheets, leaving as little space between them as possible
  • Once all of the bottoms are covered, mix 1 tbsp of coconut oil into the remaining melted chocolate. You may need to return to heat quickly if the chocolate has begun to cool. This will add a bit more liquid to the chocolate to allow it to drizzle easily.
  • Using a spoon, drizzle the remaining melted chocolate on top of the coconut macaroons, creating whatever patterns you desire.
  • Put in the fridge and allow the chocolate to set for 10 - 20 minutes.