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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars
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"Even first-time cookie makers can pull off super moist, tender, chewy macaroons. 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. Just stick an almond inside each macaroon if you want to relive that chocolate-coated coconut-filled candy bar of your childhood."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 133
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 macaroons)

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine condensed milk, almond extract, vanilla extract, salt, and egg white in a bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Add about 2 1/3 cups shredded coconut. Mix with a spatula until mixture is sticky and holds together. Form into balls using a sorbet scoop.
  3. Roll balls in remaining coconut. Space macaroons evenly onto a silicone-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, at least 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, place 3/4 of the chocolate in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the rest of the chocolate until it melts.
  6. Dip the base of each cooled macaroon about 1/8 inch into the chocolate. Place cookies, chocolate-side down, on parchment paper. Let chocolate harden completely.

Footnotes

  • Chef's Notes:
  • You can use sweetened coconut flakes, but the condensed milk is already very sweet.
  • Regarding the chocolate dip, you can just melt and use any kind you like, but for that extra professional touch, I suggest tempering the chocolate before you dip.
  • Rolling macaroons in additional coconut is optional.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 133 calories; 9.9 10.7 2 3 43 Full nutrition

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I hate.... that Chef John posted this recipe- now I'm going to go from curvaceous to muffin top. Seriously- my husband and I came across these coconut "bites" with chocolate in Costco made wit...

Most helpful critical review

Mine didn't turn out anything like what is shown. There is no way I could get the amount stated out of these ingredients. I will try another recipe.

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I hate.... that Chef John posted this recipe- now I'm going to go from curvaceous to muffin top. Seriously- my husband and I came across these coconut "bites" with chocolate in Costco made wit...

My husband's favorite! This turned out perfect! Thanks Chef!!

Utterly delicious! I am crazy about coconut and these were my childhood's favorite...and now I could seriously be gaining some good pounds...luckily, my kids are my 24/7 gym. Oh and I didn't hav...

I made it as written. I only had sweetened coconut, so I went with that. My adult son really loved them. Perfect chewiness, though I did add more coconut than stated in the recipe. I added enoug...

Absolutely easy and delicious!

Whaaa?! So good! Mmm! Highly recommended. The trick is finding the right scoop to use. And don't skip rolling them in extra dry coconut before going on the baking pan, so much extra yum!

Maybe it was my oven on convect but some got a little burnt. Otherwise it was delicious; crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy inside!

Works great and delicious! My batter was a little dry so I had to add a tiny bit more condensed milk. I did use a small ice cream scooper to drop the cookies, but had to be gentle with it and no...

Mine didn't turn out anything like what is shown. There is no way I could get the amount stated out of these ingredients. I will try another recipe.