Monday, December 20, 2010

RECIPE: Coconut Macaroons (Gluten-FREE too!)

I love coconut!  I really love Mounds candy bars.  But boy, are they full of calories?  So how about something on the lighter side?

Coconut Macaroons
3 egg whites
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract (or vanilla)
2 cups coconut (packed)
about 1/4 - 1/3 cup semi-chocolate chips, melted

Whisk egg whites, sugar and almond extract with a fork.  Add coconut and mix well with the fork.  Prepare a mini muffin pan with paper liners.

Pack a cookie dough scoop (about 1 Tablespoon size) with coconut mixture and scoop into liners.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes until lightly golden brown on tops.

Drizzle melted chocolate over the tops of macaroons and enjoy!

These are so yummy and Gluten-FREE!  

Makes approximately 12-15 (depends on how much you pack into the scoop)

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Susie said...

Those look yummy! I wish I wasn't allergic to coconut:-(

Samantha said...

I've been wanting to try making macaroons and this recipe looks perfect!

Anonymous said...

yummmyyy! i love coconut and chocolate- looks so scrumptious!

Scary Mommy said...

I had no idea these were so easy! I'm totally making these with my kids over the break- thank you!!

wacki04@TheKing'sCourt IV said...

Yummy! Happy Holidays :)

Jillian said...

Those are gorgeous! I'll have to try it your way (with a few tweaks) after the first of the year when I go back to low carb. Thanks for sharing! :)

Nikki (Coupon Cookin') said...

I love Coconut Macaroons. Thanks for sharing. I will have to try this recipe. I really like your presentation as well. I need to work on my. BTW- I really like your blog. Have a great day


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