Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

So recently I've been craving some serious coconut macaroons. Who doesn't every once in awhile? Well here is a recipe that gives you delicious chewy chocolate covered goodness. 

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 oz) bag of shredded coconut
  • 1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbs of flour
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 extra large egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • bag of milk chocolate
Bake: 325°F        Baking Time: 25-30 minutes        Serves: 6-10 people

How to Put It Together
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F 
  2. In a large bowl combine the coconut, condensed milk, flour and vanilla.
  3. Using an electric mixer beat the egg whites on high till they form medium soft peaks, then add the salt and beat till you form very stiff peaks
  4. Carefully fold in half of the egg whites into the coconut mixture, once thoroughly combined fold in the other half.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  6. Drop the batter onto the baking sheet using an ice cream scoop so that you get even sized macaroons.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until they are lightly golden brown.
  8. Once they are done baking allow them to cool on a wire rack.
  9. While these are cooling create a double boiler to melt your chocolate
  10. Once the chocolate is melted, dip the macaroons into the chocolate and set aside on a wax paper covered baking sheet and allow the chocolate to harden. 
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