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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Published: in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons Recipe Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons Recipe

These coconut macaroons are sticky-moist on the inside, and coated with rich dark chocolate. Without flour, they're a sweet finish to a gluten-free dinner. Read our blog about these macaroons, with additional photos, at Flourish.

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At a glance

33 macaroons
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:


  • generous 5 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut cream (cream of coconut); one 16-ounce can
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut flavor, optional
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk powder, optional


  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup or honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line with parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the coconut, coconut cream, salt, and coconut flavor, stirring till thoroughly combined.
  3. Add the coconut milk powder, stirring to combine.
  4. Drop the sticky mixture in ping pong-sized balls (about 1 1/2") onto the prepared baking sheets. It helps to use a tablespoon cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop here. For best results, pack the coconut mixture into the scoop; each ball should weigh about 1 ounce. You can space the balls fairly close together on the baking sheet; they only need about 3/4" to 1" between them.
  5. Bake the macaroons for about 10 minutes; they won't brown. You may see the merest hint of brown on top.
  6. Remove from the oven, and cool completely on the baking sheet.
  7. To make the coating, heat the chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup until the chips are very soft. A microwave oven works well, as does a saucepan set over very low heat.
  8. Dip half of each cooled macaroon into the chocolate. Set the macaroons back on the baking sheet, and allow the chocolate to set completely before serving. To store, place in one layer in a closed container. They'll keep for 2 or 3 days, but will gradually become less moist as they sit.
  9. Yield: 33 macaroons.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 macaroon
  • Servings Per Batch 33 macaroons
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 187
  • Calories from Fat 128
  • Total Fat 14g
  • Saturated Fat 12g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 3mg
  • Sodium 39mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 11g
  • Protein 2g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.