Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

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Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Always a hit when tucked inside boxes of Christmas sweets, these are a rich, sweet, chewy cookie that is almost a candy. The bittersweet chocolate balances the sweetness of the coconut and the flavors work very well together.

I’ve made these macaroons at Christmastime for the past 3 years. If you love coconut anywhere near as much as we do, you will absolutely fall in love with these cookies.

* These cookies freeze perfectly. I tuck them into freezer-safe ziplocs and remove as much air as possible. I’ve frozen them for up to two months at a time and they taste the same as fresh each time. Simply thaw at room temperature for about an hour before serving.

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Chocolatey cookie/candy with coconut

Dark Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 20


  • cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg white
  • teaspoons vanilla
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups sweetened coconut
  • 6 ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate (I use 60% dark chocolate Ghiradelli chips.)


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats. In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk, egg white, vanilla and salt. Stir to combine well. Add the coconut and stir again.
  • With a medium size scoop or a couple of spoons, scoop 1½ – 2 tablespoon size mounds of the coconut mixture onto the baking sheets. Once the cookies have all been scooped onto the sheets, use your hands to press them firmly into mounds that have a peak at the top.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the coconut, looks toasted on top of the cookies and they are lightly browned. If you are baking both sheets at the same time, rotate the trays halfway through the baking time. Remove from the oven and cool for at least 5 minutes on the baking sheets. The cookies should be firm and set. Remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Once the cookies are completely cool, melt the chocolate in a small glass bowl. Microwave the chocolate at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds. Once it is smooth and completely melted, lay out a fresh sheet of parchment or wax paper on a baking sheet. Dip the bottom of each cookie in the chocolate and then place the dipped cookies on the paper to dry.
  • Place the finished cookies in the refrigerator to harden or allow them to harden at room temperature. You can drizzle the cookies with extra chocolate if desired. Store the macaroons in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!


Calories: 168kcal · Carbohydrates: 20g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 9g · Saturated Fat: 7g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g · Monounsaturated Fat: 2g · Trans Fat: 0.01g · Cholesterol: 4mg · Sodium: 81mg · Potassium: 159mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 16g · Vitamin A: 35IU · Vitamin C: 0.3mg · Calcium: 40mg · Iron: 1mg
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original recipe from and with thanks to Two Peas And Their Pod

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. sandra schwartz says

    I just made your macaroon recipe for Passover and they came out just like your picture…gorgeous!! I’m freezing them since we’re having our Seder on Friday and I have more room in my freezer and they defrost beautifully.

    I did use dark chocolate morsels and added a teaspoon of instant espresso coffee (learned that from Ina Garten).
    Also, I’m rather old fashioned since I’m a senior senior(83) and I melted my chocolate in a glass bowl over simmering water. It always works wonderfully.

    I will be checking out your other recipes as soon as the holidays are over.

    Many thanks.
    Sandra5 stars

  2. Mercedez says

    This recipe is one bag of Baker’s coconut flakes, in case you don’t want to measure it.
    Would recommend dark chocolate.
    Also we added a little Anejo Tequila to take it up a notch and add depth to the sweetness of the condensed milk. Bourbon or perhaps rum would also work
    Glad to know that they defrost, we also served them fo Passover as did Sandra Schwartz5 stars