Dark Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN. LD
Total Time: 25 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Servings: 15 (1 cookie each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

86 calories
4g fat
12g carbs
1g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 15 (1 cookie each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g  
Includes 8g Added Sugars 16%
Protein 1g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 62mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This coconut macaroons recipe only requires five ingredients so you can whip up a batch quickly and satisfy your sweet tooth with a healthier treat. While most baked desserts are made with sodium-packed butter, salt, and baking soda (or baking powder), these cookies contain none of those ingredients. They taste indulgent and provide fewer calories than many popular cookies.


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips


  1.  Heat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.

  2. Whisk egg whites, sugar, and vanilla until frothy. Stir in coconut.

  3. Scoop mixture into 1-inch balls and place on lined cookie sheet.

  4. Bake 15 minutes, or until macaroons are lightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool.

  5. In a small microwave-safe dish, melt chocolate chips in 30-second intervals in the microwave, stirring well until smooth.

  6. Dip bottoms of macaroons in melted chocolate and place on parchment or a silicone baking mat to dry until chocolate is hardened.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

Use chopped dark chocolate in place of the chocolate chips for a more indulgent taste.

Try substituting almond extract for the vanilla extract for a flavor variation.

Cooking and Serving Tips

Watch macaroons carefully at the end of cooking so that they don't burn.

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