Goodness gracious great balls of coconut!
Calling all coconut naysayers!
I can completely appreciate that some folks just can’t do the coconut, but I gotta tell ya: I can. I mean, the warm, nutty flavor that just melts in your mouth like sweet surrender? I can do that eeerydamnday.
Well, it’s the final countdown until Christmas, how many more cookies can you jam out in record time? Thankfully, these coconut macaroons take very little time and prep, which makes them ideal for some last-minute baking. Fourscore and seven years ago, I posted this recipe for coconut macaroons, but I figured I would re-visit the subject because it’s just such an easy treat. Plus, I had a hankering for dipping something in chocolate.
Coconut macaroons are just so devilishly edible, are they not?
The recipe for the macroons is super simple. Unsweetened shredded coconut, egg whites, coconut oil, and maple syrup (or agave) is all you need. You basically whip the crap out of the egg whites, make macaroon balls, and bake them for 2 seconds (15 minutes). You’ll need to do a bit of squeezing to form the macaroons, but fret not: they hold together through the baking. Once they have finished baking, you get to dunk those suckers in melted dark chocolate and then sprinkle them with your favorite goodies, like pistachios, pecans, flaked coconut, and candied ginger.
These are healthy, so go wild!
Have a ball!