Goodness gracious great balls of coconut!

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons - a healthy treat that's refined sugar-free, grain-free, and paleo!


Calling all coconut naysayers!

Just kidding.

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?

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons - a healthy treat that's refined sugar-free, grain-free, and paleo!


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!

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons - a healthy treat that's refined sugar-free, grain-free, and paleo!


Have a ball!

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons - a healthy treat that's refined sugar-free, grain-free, and paleo!

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons are a delicious treat that is so easy to make! Paleo-friendly, grain-free, and gluten-free.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 12 to 14 large macaroons


For Dipping:

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips melted
  • Pistachios walnuts, pecans, chopped
  • Candied ginger chopped
  • Flaked or shredded coconut


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Beat the egg whites in a bowl until foamy. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  • Form half-egg shapes by pressing together the coconut mixture (the mixture will be sticky - this is normal). Place coconut macaroons on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow macaroons to cool 5 minutes before using a spatula to lift them off of the cookie sheet.
  • Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate chips, and microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring the chocolate in between intervals, until melted (about 1 minute to 1 minute and 15 seconds total). Allow the chocolate to cool and thicken slightly.
  • Dip the bottoms or the tops of the macaroons in chocolate, then sprinkle the wet chocolat with desired toppings, such as chopped nuts, candied ginger, or flaked coconunt.
  • Place macaroons on their sides on a plate to dry.


Serving: 1grams
Author: Julia
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, easy healthy recipes, gluten free, gluten free recipes, healthy low carb recipes, healthy recipes
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Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living,, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. If we keep eating like this, we won’t fit in our dresses come April. Well, you will because you do things like archery and hike and crap like that. I just eat. However, chocolate dipped macaroons are totally worth it, so bring some over, ok?

  2. I used to be this weird lying-to-myself person that thought I didn’t like coconut. And then, you know, I tried it.
    And ate it everyday forever.
    I want ALL the chocolate covered coconuty goodness! Pinned!

  3. Coconut is THE best evahhhhh….seriously, how do people not like coconut? I don’t get it. That’s like not liking chocolate (I know people). Makes me question them as a human being, just saying. Anyway, these look awesome and I love how easy they are to throw together!

  4. People who don’t like coconut are crazy. LITRALLY.

    Healthy chocolate dipped macaroons sound like a dream come true. I can’t wait to shove 3 in my mouth at once. Then I’ll send you a picture of it, k?

  5. I could eat a whole plate of these. I wish I wasn’t teasing, but I am quite
    serious. Wonderful!!!!

  6. I’m pretty sure I could single-handedly eat every single one of these on my own without batting an eyelash. Yum!!

  7. I would totally devour all these macaroons. I love the chocolate + coconut combo so you make me a happy girl! 😉

  8. Sooooo late to this coconut macaroon party but can I still make and eat like 24,452 of them between now and Christmas Day? JUST WATCH ME. (or don’t, because it won’t be so ladylike.)

  9. These look wonderful! I love chocolate and coconut together. Love that these are made with no processed sugar. The perfect healthy dessert at a very indulgent time of year! Wishing you and your family a great Christmas! Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2015. hugs!

  10. This recipe blew my mind a little bit. It looks SO GOOD. I love all of the combinations that you made!

    I included this in a roundup I did of decadent chocolate recipes! I’d love for you to check it out and share it on social media if you think your followers would like it! Here is the link:

    Thanks so much for creating such a delicious dessert!

    Best Wishes,