Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons - YUM!

'Tis the season to bake with abandon and not worry about fat and calories!  Right???? 

On Sunday I baked up a batch of these amazing Chocolate Dipped Macaroons to send back to school with DD (of course, I kept a few for me since none of my menfolk fancy coconut.)  They are super easy and have very few ingredients (++++ in my world.)  The original recipe came from Taste of Home magazine as a basic coconut macaroon, but I tweaked it and added the chocolate dip to make it work for me.  Hope you enjoy!

Chocolate Dipped Macaroons
  •  2 (14 ounce) bags of flaked coconut (about 5 cups)
  • 2/3 cups self rising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 package Candiquik (or other brand) Chocolate Coating

 1.  In large bowl combine the coconut, flour and salt.

2.  Add milk and vanilla and mix well (batter will be stiff!!!)

3. Grease baking sheet (I used Pam Spray)

4. Drop by tablespoons 1 inch apart (they don't spread)

5.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown (watch carefully because my first ones got too brown on the bottom).

***I also flipped mine in the last couple of minutes of baking because I like a nice golden brown toasted top but that is a personal preference.

6.  Remove to wire racks or wax paper to cool.

7.  Melt Candiquik according to package directions

8.  Dip bottoms of macaroons in melted chocolate and set on wax paper to cool! Store at room temperature.

9.  Enjoy!!!!!

Makes approximately 3 dozen large macaroons.

These are even better the next day!

5 comments:

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh yum! I am quite sure I would love these. A few people come to mind in my extended family who love coconut. Thanks for this recipe. They are pretty too! And NO, the calories don't count right now. :)

Donna

Cathy said...

Oh my, they look sinfully delicious!

Rebecca said...

Oh...my....goodness. Thank you for posting this recipe. I saw on FB all the requests you got, including mine. :) Definitely will be trying this at Christmas!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Were you reading my mind? I just bought coconut specifically to make macaroons but totally needed a recipe. Thanks sweet friend! Perfect timing.

Farmchick said...

These look really excellent and I will be trying them!