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3 Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

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Easily make Coconut Macaroons with my 3-ingredient recipe for the best macaroons recipe without all the fuss.
3 Ingredient Coconut Macaroons - Condensed milk, coconut and chocolate! it could not be simpler

Hi Bold Bakers!

We all know and love traditional chocolate dipped coconut macaroons! They are full of coconutty flavor and have a great chewy texture. While these are pretty simple to whip up to begin with, I’ve gone a step farther and made them fool proof!

My 3 Ingredient Coconut Macaroons recipe is an amazing way to start baking. If you are a beginner baker or are simply looking for a super quick and delicious recipe, this one is for you! And you’ll be on your way to becoming a truly Bold Baker, baking with confidence!

How to Make Coconut Macaroons?

The base of this recipe is actually just 2 ingredients – sweetened condensed milk and shredded coconut! While traditional coconut macaroons are made using egg whites, these are egg free. All you do is mix the 2 ingredients in a big bowl, scoop, and then bake. After just 15 minutes in the oven, I dip the cookies in rich melted chocolate and allow to set.

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The result are coconut cookies that are perfectly sweet, toasty and golden on the outside while being moist and chewy on the inside. They are impressive enough to serve at any party or special event, and no one has to know they were easy as pie!

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What’s the Difference between a Macaron vs. Macaroon?

Macarons and macaroons are very different cookies. A macaroon is traditionally made with coconut while a macaron is meringue based and made with almond flour. French Macarons are considered much more difficult to make and finicky than these easy macaroons. You can give my French Macaron recipe a go but make sure you watch my step-by-step video so you’re ready.

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3 Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

4.49 from 257 votes
Easily make Coconut Macaroons with my 3-ingredient recipe for the best macaroons recipe without all the fuss.
Author: livingonadime.com
Servings: 12 -15 Cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Easily make Coconut Macaroons with my 3-ingredient recipe for the best macaroons recipe without all the fuss.
Author: livingonadime.com
Servings: 12 -15 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups (10oz/300g) shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup (7oz/225g) sweetened condensed milk (about 1/2 can)
  • 1/2 cup (3oz/90g) chocolate, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat Mat.
  • In a medium bowl combine the coconut and sweetened condensed milk. . Mix with a spoon until the coconut and milk are completely mixed, the mixture will be very sticky but not too wet.
  • Use a tablespoon measure scoop out 2 tablespoons of the coconut mixture and place on your cookie sheet about 1 inch apart, no need to worry about these spreading.
  • Gently form into a rounded mound for form the classic macaroon shape.
  • Bake until the tops are golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Once cooled dip the bottom or top of each macaroon in melted chocolate. Set aside on a wire rack to set. Once cooled store in an airtight container for 4 days. Enjoy!

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Cynthia
Cynthia
1 year ago

Hey Gemma,

So great to always see your simple recipes.

I tried the macaroons and mine crumbled. I had to hold them with lots of causion to be able to apply choc. What could have been the problem?

However, even their state i did enjoy the taste.

Fahmida
Fahmida
1 year ago

Hi,

I really wanna try these. Is it possible to use evaporated milk for this recipe?

Jennifer K Smith
Jennifer K Smith
3 months ago

After dipping them remove excess chocolate???? Is there such a thing?

Last edited 3 months ago by Jennifer K Smith
knittingkitty
8 months ago

Just made these and my husband loved them. I used natural, unsweetened coconut and ended up using an entire can of condensed milk because it was too dry to stay together. I drizzled the chocolate over the top and they are delish!!

Unnati
Unnati
10 days ago

Hi gemma 😊 Is there is any difference between shredded coconut and dessicated coconut ? The reason I m asking this question is yesterday I made this recipe & I used store bought dessicated coconut… the final result was little bit on drier side … and they tasted like coconut oil and they were too heavy to eat ……. where as I tried the same recipe few months back and I used home dried coconut . And It was not completely dried as dessicated one and not too wet as fresh coconut one . And the result was very nice… Read more »

Sarah
1 month ago

I did half the recipe and replaced 50 grams of the coconut with gluten free corn flakes that I crushed a bit. I only had dessicated coconut but it tasted lovely even before baking! I am dairy free and I had some leftover condensed coconut milk so I used that. Mine held together quite well – with the help of a little added dark choc melts on the top. I found that 10 minutes was all the baking time I needed and they were nice and chewy, and golden brown.

Definitely will be making again!

Kay M
1 month ago

These cookies were fantastic. I like them with and without the chocolate on the bottom. With the chocolate they reminded me of Mounds candy bars

Isabel
Isabel
2 months ago

Can you use coconut powder instead of gratet coconut

S. Singh
S. Singh
3 months ago

Hi gemma. Are there any nutrition facts and info about these cookies?

Jeannine walatka
3 months ago

Hi Gemma. Thank you for the great recipe! We are lovers of coconut, so this was a good one for us to try!

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