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Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

DS9589_OBrien

These airy coconut cookies get an upgrade with a simple dark chocolate drizzle in this healthy dessert recipe.

Servings

20 macaroons

Prep Time

25 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2large egg whites
  • 1/2cup sugar
  • 2 1/4cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1ounce dark chocolate, chopped and melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat egg whites in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue beating until the meringue is glossy. Stir in coconut, vanilla (or almond) extract and salt. Form the mixture into 20 balls, using about 1 tablespoon each, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake the macaroons until lightly browned on the outside but still soft on the inside, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Spoon melted chocolate into a small plastic bag. Snip off a tiny tip of one corner. Squeeze the chocolate through the hole and drizzle over the cooled cookies. Or dip a fork into the chocolate and quickly wave it over the cookies. Let the cookies stand until the chocolate sets before serving or storing.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 20 macaroons)

Calories 89kcal
Carbohydrate Total 8g
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 6g
Fiber 2g
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 16mg
Protein 1g
Potassium 63mg
Calcium 3mg
Folate 1mcg