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Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are perfect.  The classic chewy macaroons get dipped in dark chocolate and then sprinkled with sea salt.
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Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are a combination of chewy, sweet and salty all-in-one perfect dessert.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut macaroons, dark chocolate coconut macaroons, toasted coconut macaroons
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 20 ounces sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (60-70% cocoa)
  • sea salt, for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 - 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Separate egg whites from egg yolks. Discard yolks or save for a different recipe.
    Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are perfect.  The classic chewy macaroons get dipped in dark chocolate and then sprinkled with sea salt.
  • Beat egg whites on low until broken up. Add sugar and cream of tartar, and beat on medium until frothy.
    Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are perfect.  The classic chewy macaroons get dipped in dark chocolate and then sprinkled with sea salt.
  • Gently fold in by hand sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extra.
    Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are perfect.  The classic chewy macaroons get dipped in dark chocolate and then sprinkled with sea salt.
  • Stir in coconut, and mix well. Let sit for 2 - 3 minutes.
    Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are perfect.  The classic chewy macaroons get dipped in dark chocolate and then sprinkled with sea salt.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto lined cookie sheets.
    Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are perfect.  The classic chewy macaroons get dipped in dark chocolate and then sprinkled with sea salt.
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until set and lightly golden brown on top. Let cool for 5 - 10 minutes on pan before placing on cooling racks to cool completely.
    Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are perfect.  The classic chewy macaroons get dipped in dark chocolate and then sprinkled with sea salt.
  • Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler until smooth. Dip the bottoms of the macaroons in chocolate; sprinkle generously with sea salt. Place chocolate side up on parchment paper to harden.
    Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are perfect.  The classic chewy macaroons get dipped in dark chocolate and then sprinkled with sea salt.

Notes

  • Many shredded, sweetened coconut comes in 14 ounce bags.  Use 1 full bag + 2 cups from the 2nd bag. 
  • For a new spin, add 1 teaspoon lemon zest to the coconut mixture. 
  • These chocolate coconut macaroons are sticky on the bottom after baking; be sure to line your cookie sheet with parchment paper so that they are easy to remove from the pan.
  • I prefer dark chocolate for these chewy coconut macaroons, preferably with 60-70% cocoa.  If you prefer milk chocolate, then go ahead and substitute it for dark chocolate.
  • Aldi sells great dark chocolate in bar form. 
  • These easy coconut macaroons are perfect without the chocolate, if desired.
  • Substitute coarse Kosher salt for sea salt, if desired.  Pink Himalayan Salt would work too.
  • Love candy? Try our Fantasy Fudge!

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg