15 Coconut Macaroon Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
When you have a hankering for a quick and easy dessert you can make using cheap pantry staples, there's nothing quite like delicious coconut macaroons. Whether you're in the mood for something basic and traditional (you can mix up this simple recipe using only five easy-to-find ingredients, and Chef John's Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons are wonderfully moist and tender) or something fun and new (these Pina Colada Macaroons are made with rum extract and pineapple), you'll find a new favorite cookie in this collection of coconut macaroon recipes.
Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
"Even first-time cookie makers can pull off super moist, tender, chewy macaroons," says Chef John. "Using sweetened condensed milk streamlines the operation and produces a very nice texture. Simple to make and easy to transport, these are the ultimate cookies to bring to any potluck."
Pina Colada Macaroons
Any day can feel like a day at the beach with these Pina Colada-flavored macaroons. Made with dried pineapple, flaked coconut, salted macadamia nuts, and rum extract, they taste uncannily like the classic tropical cocktail.
Coconut Macaroon Brownies
In this decadent dessert recipe, a sweet and creamy coconut macaroon filling (made with coconut flakes and sweetened condensed milk) is sandwiched between two chocolate brownie layers.
Almond Macaroon Nests
How cute are these sweet little edible bird's nests? Topped with colorful chocolate-covered candies (such as peanut M&M's or Robin Eggs), this easy recipe will quickly become a springtime tradition in your family.
You only need four cheap ingredients to make these aptly named macaroons: shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
Light and Fluffy Macaroons
Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons
Grandma's Cornflake Macaroons
Oatmeal Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
Chocolate lovers will adore these easy, no-bake cookies. Make with six kitchen staples (quick-cooking oats, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, butter, sugar, and milk) that you probably already have on hand.
Coconut and Marzipan Macaroons
Coconut Macaroons German-Style
The German macaroon, Kokosmakronen, is made with egg whites for a meringue-like texture and flavor. Quick and easy to make, they come together in about 20 minutes.
Portuguese Coconut Cakes (Bolos de Coco)
Paleo Coconut Macaroons
"Paleo coconut macaroons are one of the simplest treats to prepare when you need a sweet recipe that's easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients," says recipe creator Little Bites of Beauty. I enjoyed dipping these in a delicious cherry smoothie."