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Side view of three baked coconut macaroons on a piece of parchment paper which is on a wooden tray.

Coconut Macaroons with Cherries and Dark Chocolate

Barbara Hall
If you love coconut macaroons, you have got to try this version. The tartness of the cherries against the sweet, creamy coconut and the dark chocolate is divine.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Bake Time 24 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Cookies
Cuisine Italian
Servings 26 cookies
Calories 213 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 15 ounces (425.24 g) Sweetened Coconut shredded
  • 14 ounce (396.89 g) Condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) Vanilla Extract
  • 1-½ teaspoons (0.5 teaspoons) Almond extract
  • cup (83.33 g) All-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) Kosher Salt
  • 5 ounces (141.75 g) Dark chocolate wafers
  • 1 cup (125 g) Tart dried-cherries

Instructions
 

  • Weigh out your flour, coconut and add them to a mixer bowl. Next, add condensed milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt and turn your mixer on to a low speed. Incorporate all the ingredients before adding the tart-dried cherries. You can finish spreading the cherries evenly using a good spatula.
  • I am using a medium cookie scoop. Add 12 to 15 scoops onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet pan. These cookies do not need much room between the cookies since they do not spread. So an inch is plenty of space. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. When I see the coconut pieces that stick out start to get toasted, I watch the time. Finally, move them to a cooling rack after being pulled from the oven.
  • After the macaroons have cooled, it is time to melt the chocolate. Take a handful of the dark chocolate wafers and add them to a microwavable dish. If your microwave has a melt setting, you can use that, but if you do not, turn the microwave on for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for another 15 seconds. Stir again; you can heat for another 5 to 10 seconds if needed. Do not overheat your chocolate, or it will be dull, hard, and lumpy.
  • Take a cooled macaroon and dip the bottom into the melted dark chocolate. Set the cookies on their side to harden. It only takes about a minute for the chocolate to harden. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 71mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 4gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 206IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate dipped coconut macaroons, coconut macaroons, coconut macaroons with condensed milk, easy coconut macaroons
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