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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

4.24 from 114 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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Kathy45
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Kathy45
16 days ago

Delicious !! Just making them smaller next time ! Would post a pic but don’t know how. I put maraschino cherry on each mound before baking.

Cynthia
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Cynthia
1 month 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.

SanieZahra
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SanieZahra
5 months ago

Gemma, how would you make them in a microwave?

Gnus
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Gnus
5 months ago

Hi Gemma,

I find the recipe a bit coconut overloaded, it seems to give a mouthful to chew all those shredded coconut. How would you suggest to modify the recipe?

Erum Adnan
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Erum Adnan
8 months ago

Hi Gemma
I love your recipes and i try most of them. I tried peanut cookies as well as coconut macaroons but i had a problem in both of them don’t know what i am doing wrong. The macaroons were so good and chewy when i ate them fresh but afterwards they turn so hard like a rock to bite on? Peanut cookies spread so much oil while baking and the colour was too dark as compared to yours.?

RSLJLL
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RSLJLL
8 months ago

Hi, I really enjoyed making these…what is the best chocolate to use for this recipe? I used chocolate chips but they didn’t setup as well as I expected…thought I may have used the wrong chocolate. Really enjoy your recipes and tips.
Robin

Frances
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Frances
8 months ago

Can you freeze these? Am hoping it’s a “yes”! ????

Lee
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Lee
9 months ago

Just made these with sweetened condensed coconut milk and unsweetened shredded coconut. No chocolate. They were awesome. This is a keeper for sure.

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