Easy Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle

Easy Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle | Revamperate
Hey there, let’s talk coconuts today. National Macaroon day is this Sunday, so I’m a little ahead of the game. Whatevs, just trying to be progressive…So what goes best with coconut? My personal answer: chocolate! Don’t get me wrong. Coconut and pineapple are a close second (particularly when it’s in a blended pina colada), but I thought dark chocolate would be the perfect match for these super easy coconut macaroons. You’d be surprised how much you can do to change up a classic coconut macaroons. All the coconutty recipes in my head will be coming to life sometime this summer.

I don’t think I’ve ever made cookies with so few ingredients before. That’s how easy these are. Let’s get started.

Ingredients (makes 10-12 coconut macaroons):

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 7 oz. package of shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil

First, use a whisk attachment to beat the egg whites for about a minute until they are foamy. Beat in the sugar and vanilla. Then fold in the coconut with a spatula. Use something like an ice cream scoop to scoop balls out of the coconut and place on a lined cookie sheet. You can also use a cookie scoop, but I preferred the size of the ice cream scoop so that they’re about 1 1/2 inches.

Easy Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle | Revamperate
Bake the macaroons on 325 degrees for about 8 minutes until the top has a tiny bit of brown. Remove promptly to keep the macaroons from getting crunchy – there’s nothing worse than a crunchy macaroon! While they cool, melt together the chocolate chips and vegetable oil.

You can melt the chocolate several ways:

  • In a saucepan on the stove, melt the chocolate chips and oil on very low heat, stirring consistently
  • In the microwave on defrost mode in 30 second intervals
  • Using the double broiler method

In this case, my personal choice was the melt it in a saucepan. The oil keeps the the chocolate really thin, so it’s perfect for drizzling. Use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the coconut macaroons and let them sit out for the chocolate to harden, which may take some time.

Easy Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle | Revamperate
Once dry, dig in! The chocolate and coconut make a wonderful combination of sweet but refreshing. These really easy coconut macaroons are probably one of the easiest cookies you can make in a pinch, but people will never guess it. Enjoy!

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