Dark Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN. LD

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 86
Fat 4g
Carbs 12g
Protein 1g
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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.
Total Time 25 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 15 min
Servings 15 (1 cookie each)

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.

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  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.
  1. 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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