Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

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Passover is almost here. It begins on April 14th and lasts for 8 days. I have become completely fascinated with all the foods and traditions that surround this holiday. I never experienced the culture and foods of people of the Jewish faith when I was growing up. I only knew a handful of kids that were even Catholic, and that was only on holidays.

Now living in a more populous location, we run into lots of people from so many backgrounds. My son has lots of questions for me about his friends foods and traditions, and I’m eager to help him learn and more fully understand his classmates and their families.

Of course, the most popular religion he wants to learn more about is Judaism. He has a good friend with a one Catholic parent and one Jewish parent so they are constantly celebrating. I can tell my son is so envious, and can’t understand why we just can’t be two religions too.

So to help my son learn more about the kids around him, and so that I can in turn also learn more about different cultures, we like to make foods that are traditional to different religious holidays and cultural traditions, like these little passover macaroons.

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

These macaroons were so easy to make. You just take a big bag of sweetened coconut, a can of sweetened condensed milk, some egg whites and a little vanilla extract. That’s it! It’s so simple. You can make them as directed below by whipping the egg whites, or just mix them in.

After they bake, just dip them in some melted chocolate and done!

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Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Yield: 40 macaroons

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

1 14oz bag sweetened shredded coconut
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk*
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup melting chocoalte

Directions:

Heat oven to 350° and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine coconut, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and almond extract. In another bowl, beat the egg whites with the salt using a n electric mixer until firm peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.

Using a tablespoon, drop coconut mixture onto the baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until starting to brown on tops and bottom. Transfer baking sheet to cooling racks after baking.

Melt chocolate as directed on package. Dip macaroons in melted chocolate and place back on cookie sheet until set.

*If you can't find Kosher condensed milk or cream, use this substitute:
1 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk = 1 cup instant nonfat dry milk, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup boiling water and 3 tablespoons margarine. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. To thicken, let set in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

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14 Responses to “Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons”

  1. 1
    Paula - bell'alimento — April 8, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    OH my GOSH those looks awesome!
    Paula – bell’alimento´s last blog post ..The Ultimate Italian Grilled Cheese

  2. 2
    Amy @Very Culinary — April 8, 2014 @ 9:36 am

    Ha! You and Shulie both made macaroons. I’ll take her 12 and your 40. I ain’t sharing. The chocolate on top is clutch. Love!
    Amy @Very Culinary´s last blog post ..Breakfast Pizza for #PizzaWeek

  3. 3
    foodwanderings — April 8, 2014 @ 9:37 am

    Holy Moly, you and me, both. Go see my post. Twinsies!
    foodwanderings´s last blog post ..Classic Coconut Macaroons; Perfected

  4. 4
    foodwanderings — April 8, 2014 @ 9:37 am

    & BTW, your version looks awesome! :)
    foodwanderings´s last blog post ..Classic Coconut Macaroons; Perfected

  5. 5
    Courtney @ Neighborfood — April 8, 2014 @ 10:05 am

    I love how simple these are! And the chocolate is such a great addition. Food is the best way to learn about other cultures and religions. So cool that you’re teaching your son about different cultures through recipes like this!
    Courtney @ Neighborfood´s last blog post ..Mini Cadbury Egg and Walnut Cookies

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    Nutmeg Nanny — April 8, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

    Yes please! I LOVE anything coconut but it gets even better when you throw chocolate in the mix.
    Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog post ..{A Step Back in Time} Farming with My Family

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    Samantha — April 8, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    You can’t go wrong with chocolate and coconut!
    Samantha´s last blog post ..Orange Cream Bourbon Fizz

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — April 8, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

    These look so good, I could eat the whole batch!
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen´s last blog post ..Gro Something Greater with Spring Gardening

  9. 9
    Joelen — April 8, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

    These look heavenly – I just want to have one… or two.!

  10. 10
    Dawn Lopez — April 9, 2014 @ 12:39 am

    Oh goodness, these look absolutely devine! I adore chocolate with coconut and these are just so pretty! Almost wouldn’t want to eat them, but there would be no way to control myself around these!
    Dawn Lopez´s last blog post ..Do You Forget To Buy Things On Your Shopping List too?

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    Kim Beaulieu — April 9, 2014 @ 12:51 am

    I love chocolate on my macaroons so I’d be happy to take these off your hands. I mean for safe keeping and all.
    Kim Beaulieu´s last blog post ..Raspberry Fool | Guest Post for Katie’s Cucina

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — April 9, 2014 @ 4:16 pm

    They look beautiful! I’ve never made Coconut Macaroons BUT I know I have to make these soon! They just look so good!
    Angie | Big Bear’s Wife´s last blog post ..Chocolate Eclair Dessert

  13. 13
    Anonymous — June 23, 2014 @ 11:24 pm

    Hello Angie, thanks for sharing! I was wondering if I can use regular sweetened condensed milk instead of Kosher condensed milk? Thanks!

    • Angie McGowan replied: — June 25th, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

      Of course!

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