Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

By now you all know about my obsession with macarons. Now that I have finally mastered them (after many failed attempts), I can’t stop making them.

This week though, we’re making macaroons.

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These two confections are often confused with each other. Let me explain the difference to you:

  • A macaron is kind of like a cookie sandwich. The shells are made of almond flour, powdered sugar and egg whites and they’re usually filled with a buttercream or fruit filling.
  • A macaroon is shredded coconut, mixed with some sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and whipped egg whites. And it’s sometimes dipped in chocolate (it should always be dipped in chocolate 😉 )

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There is something so satisfying about a good macaroon. It’s crunchy on the outside, a little soft and gooey on the inside and has a nice balance of sweetness.

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If I wasn’t giving these to friends it’s highly likely that I would just eat them all. No shame.

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Macaroons are so, so easy to make. You basically combine the ingredients, scoop them onto a baking sheet, bake and dip in chocolate.

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I like to make things easy for ya.

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Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons: 

Ingredients:

Coconut Macaroons: 

  • 1 bag (14 oz.) sweetened flaked or shredded coconut
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • Pinch salt

Chocolate Lime Dip: 

  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate (chopped or chips)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the coconut, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites with the salt until stiff peaks form. Add egg whites to coconut mixture and combine.
  4. Scoop tablespoon sized balls onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 20-23 minutes, until tops/sides are golden brown.
  5. Melt chocolate over double boiler. {Make sure to stir constantly so the chocolate doesn’t burn!}
  6. Once macaroons are cool, dip in chocolate. Place in fridge to set the chocolate.

 

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