Simple Chocolate Macaroons [with Video]

These simple Chocolate Macaroons feature crispy coconut and chocolate drizzle outside and a chewy soft inside for one delicious treat! 

Simple to make and easy to eat, this sweet dessert is a crowd favorite. With a fresh kick of lemon zest and crunch of shredded coconut, they are a bite-sized, delicious way to end your meal. 

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Simple Chocolate Macaroons

A Celebratory Dessert

When celebrating with family, there is nearly nothing better than passing a light and sweet dessert around the table.

These delicious chocolate macaroons take little to no time to make, only baking 10-12 minutes for a tray full of tasty dessert bites ready to devour. 

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With sweet honey and vanilla, the flavors come together to create something sweet but not overpowering. It’s a small, crumbly bite that’s perfect for sharing during Passover or Easter.

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Find more sweet treat recipes for any holiday at Culinary.net. This recipe is adapted from marthastewart.com.

Simple Chocolate Macaroons

Yield: 15 macaroons

Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded coconut
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, melted

Directions for chocolate macaroons:

Preheat oven to 375 F. 

In bowl, whisk egg. Add honey, vanilla, lemon zest and salt; whisk. Stir in coconut until completely coated with egg mixture. 

Using 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, make 15 balls, transferring each to parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.

Bake macaroons 10-12 minutes, rotating halfway through, until coconut starts to brown on edges. 

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Transfer sheet to wire rack and let cool. 

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Before serving, drizzle with melted chocolate or dip bottom sides of macaroons in melted chocolate to cover bases. Refrigerate 15 minutes to set.

Simple Chocolate Macaroons

Simple Chocolate Macaroons

Yield: 15

These Simple Macaroons are crisp, dipped in decedent chocolate and completely scrumptious. With a fresh kick of lemon zest and crunch of shredded coconut, they are a bite-sized, delicious way to end your meal. 

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded coconut
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, melted

Instructions

  1. In bowl, whisk egg. Add honey, vanilla, lemon zest and salt; whisk. Stir in coconut until completely coated with egg mixture. 
  2. Using 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, make 15 balls, transferring each to parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake macaroons 10-12 minutes, rotating halfway through, until coconut starts to brown on edges. 
  4. Transfer sheet to wire rack and let cool. 
  5. Before serving, drizzle with melted chocolate or dip bottom sides of macaroons in melted chocolate to cover bases. Refrigerate 15 minutes to set.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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