Coconut Chocolate Chip Macaroon Recipe – This sweet and chewy dessert with only 4 ingredients will be your new favorite! Soft and chewy on the inside, crisp and chocolatey on the outside! Trust the more than 15 Million Facebook and Pinterest readers who have made them and shared it!
Table of Contents
- Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
- What is the difference between a macaroon and a macaron?
- Ingredients for Macaroons Coconut with Chocolate Chip
- How Do I Make Coconut Macaroons?
- Are these macaroon cookies gluten free?
- How long do Coconut Macaroons last?
- Can coconut macaroons be frozen?
- Helpful Kitchen Tools for Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
- Quick Pro & Reader Tips for Making Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroon Cookies
- Pro-Reader Suggestion for Macaroon Cookies
- How to Make Ahead and Freeze this Macaroon Recipe
- More Coconut Recipes?
- Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroon Recipe Recipe
Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
Are you a coconut nut? I love Almond Joys more than any other candy. That is why these Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons are one of my favorite desserts ever!
What is great is that they are also kosher for Passover. On a holiday where there aren’t a ton of yummy desserts, these are always a favorite and they are a dessert that I make year-round!
Don’t do Passover – no problem! They will also be amazing for your Christmas Cookie swap! That’s right! We do all holiday’s here at Princess Pinky Girl!
What is even better is that they are incredibly easy to make – they only have four ingredients, five if you choose to dip them in chocolate…and let’s be honest, why wouldn’t you dip them in chocolate, right??
As I mentioned, Passover desserts are usually dry and tasteless – but not these (and not my mom’s chocolate chip mandel bread too, you must have these with a hot cup of coffee- yum!)
These two recipes are desserts that I can not let my family know exist until I pull them out for dessert – they would gobble them up before they even cool off!
I mean, even the batter is delicious! I swear, I could eat it up with a spoon without even baking (don’t worry, there isn’t any raw egg in it!)
PRO-TIP: Be sure to either use a silicon baking mat (my favorite thing ever) or parchment paper or spray the pan with non-stick spray. You don’t want these to stick!
What is the difference between a macaroon and a macaron?
A macaron is a French pastry that has two meringue cookies with a ganache filling in between the two making a pretty and colorful sandwich biscuit. A macaroon is made up of shredded coconut and held together with either an egg mixture or sweetened condensed milk and baked until a little toasted on the top.
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Ingredients for Macaroons Coconut with Chocolate Chip
- 1 14 oz. bag of sweetened coconut
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 14 oz. can condensed sweetened milk (I use Eagle Brand. Not sure why, but it seems to work the best for me!)
- 1-2 cups chocolate chips
- Melting chocolate (optional)
How Do I Make Coconut Macaroons?
This is one of the easiest, yet stickiest recipes to make ever. I can honestly say it took me longer to take the pictures for this post than to make these. The best, is that people will think you are a cooking guru when they try these delectable desserts.
- Mix the ingredients together.
- Roll into small, very tight balls.
- Optional: dip in chocolate.
Are these macaroon cookies gluten free?
Depending on the specific brands that you use, these macaroon cookies are gluten-free.
How long do Coconut Macaroons last?
These macaroons can be kept in an airtight container for 4-5 days.
Can coconut macaroons be frozen?
Yes, they can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Helpful Kitchen Tools for Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
While these Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroons are great for Passover, they really are a dessert that you can enjoy all year round. You can make these a few days before you need them, but just be sure to keep them in an airtight container.
However, they are best when they are fresh!
Quick Pro & Reader Tips for Making Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroon Cookies
I have had a few people email me that the condensed milk spreads out of the bottom and the macaroons didn’t work for them. I have made dozens and dozens of batches and they always work for me, but here are some tips if you are having issues, you should make sure you are following.
- When you are forming the macaroons, the tighter that you roll the batter in a ball, the better they come out – they won’t spread out as much and will come out rounder and more firm.
- If the batter is sticky, put it in the refrigertor for about 10-15 minutes.
- I like to actually SQUEEZE them and shift them from hand to hand and then when they are firm, I roll them around into a ball. The squeezing of the mixture in your hands is super important.
- For some reason, Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk works the best for me. I tried a generic brand and the condensed milk seeped out the bottom a little more than usual and spread. But if you follow the steps above with squeezing the balls, that helps.
- Some readers put them in a mini muffin pan. Just be sure to spray the cups generously with non-stick spray.
- All ovens cook differently. Usually, my first batch will take a bit longer because the oven isn’t quite as hot. Also, depending on how large you make your macaroons, will depend on how long they need to bake. I sometimes will go 20-25 minutes. You want the tops a good golden brown.
- Make sure to really let them cool before removing from the baking sheet and moving to a wire rack to finish cooling or the macaroons will totally fall apart.
- My silicone baking liner is my life! The macaroons totally slide right off of there with zero sticking. If you don’t have one, you can get one here!
Pro-Reader Suggestion for Macaroon Cookies
One of our readers, Kelly, made a great suggestion. If you are having trouble keeping the macaroons together, you can bake them in a mini muffin pan and they turn out great!
She mentioned that she was in a rush, and having a tough time getting them to roll into balls and stay together. So she got out her mini muffin pan, sprayed it generously with Pam, and used a cookie scoop to drop a spoonful into each mini muffin cup.
She pressed each one into the cup a bit and then baked at 350 for 15 minutes. Then she let them cool and used a spoon to loosen the edges and they came out perfect!
We adore when our readers share their experiences!! Thank you, Kelly!
How to Make Ahead and Freeze this Macaroon Recipe
The macaroons can be frozen for up to 3 months. You will want to let them cool completely and store in an airtight container.
I would also recommend separating the layers with parchment paper. When you are ready to serve them, remove them from the freezer and let them defrost to room temperature.
More Coconut Recipes?
- Watermelon Coconut Slush
- Coconut Lime Ginger Body Scrub
- Coconut Cream Pie Bites
- Coconut Macaroon Oatmeal
- Chocolate Coconut Balls
- Coconut Brownies
- Coconut Macaroons
If you love Mounds Candy Bars – you will just adore these coconut treats – I hope you love them as much as we all do!
Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroon Recipe
- 1 14 oz. bag sweetened coconut
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 14 oz. can condensed sweetened milk
- 1-2 cups chocolate chips
- melting chocolate (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet or baking sheet with a silicon baking mat or non-stick foil or parchment paper
- Mix coconut, vanilla, condensed milk together in large mixing bowl. Add in the chocolate chips.
- Take a tablespoon size of the mixture (a cookie scooper works great for this) and roll it in a ball with your hands (see tips above recipe!) You want the balls really tight, so squeeze the mixture in your hands!
- Place each on the cookie sheet spaced apart (they will spread a bit)
- Bake about 15-20 minutes until golden brown (the baking time really depends on your oven, you don’t want them to burn, so watch them carefully)
- Cool on a wire rack
- When totally cool – melt candy chocolate in a double boiler (follow your chocolates instructions) and dip the bottom and roll the bottom sides in the chocolate. Let cool for about 15 minutes in the refrigerator
- Serve and enjoy!!
Originally posted April 2014
I tried your coconut macaroons and they were delicious I really didn’t have any trouble with them the only trouble I had is keeping the recipe in one place it rolls to the top or bottom..The ads are covering everything you have to go back and start all over it’s really frustrating it seems like anytime I look up an internet recipe I go through that that’s why I don’t like to use them but this is a good recipe thank you for sharing
So sorry for your troubles with the ads! Thanks for hanging in there!
Can you make this recipe without the chocolate chips?
I haven’t tried them without chocolate chips, but I don’t see why not. You may need to play with the amount of coconut, I would probably add a little more.
I haven’t made them but I plan on. If you don’t want chocolate chips I’m sure you can use dried cranberries.
This recipe was amazingly simple but simply delicious!
Was so excited to try this recipe and had same problem that others had with balls becoming blobs of gooey mess! Followed recipe to the “t” and had read all of your suggestions ahead of time. So disappointing considering this was going to be a surprise treat for my friends at Passover. Major bummer!!
I am so sorry it didn’t work out for you. Not sure why it works perfectly for so many and then a bust for a few others. Can I ask what brand sweetened condensed milk you used?
These taste amazing. I took the suggestion of using a mini muffin tin to bake them in. I was worried about them sticking. My daughter suggested that I use paper muffin liners. I thought no, the paper would stick to the cookie and not be removable after it was baked.
So, I sprayed my muffin tin generously with Pam and used a cookie scoop
One recipe made exactly 2 dozen cookies. They looked beautiful – but when they came out of the oven, it was virtually impossible to remove from the pan!
I’m so disappointed because they looked adorable! And I placed a speckled chocolate candy egg in the center of each one to resemble a little bird’s nest, to put these on my cookie tray for Easter. But what I was able to scoop out of some of them tasted wonderful.
I remember reading the directions that you need to let them cool before you could remove them so I thought maybe I let them cool too long. Maybe I should try to move them while it was so hot from the oven.
I don’t know what I did wrong…and I would like to try these again but I don’t want to have that same problem where they were glued to the pan. Any suggestions for how to get that nice little cup shape but make them more easily removable from the muffin tin?
So I use a silicone baking mat and they literally slide right off of it. If you could use a silicone muffin pan I think the same would happen.
This is by far the best coconut macaroon recipe I have made! I make it for my grandkids , and they love it. It is so easy and always comes out great. Will try some other recipes that you have posted. Thanks 😊
Fantastic and easy! My boyfriend is a dark chocolate lover, so I use dark chocolate chips. I also add 1/4 of salt just to give them a tiny ping of salt on the tongue, and he raves every time I make them. Wondering how they freeze?
Yes you can no adjustment necessary
4 stars for taste but they turn into big puddles when you bake them so I have to try to reshape them a bit when they’ve cooled a little.
Been making these for years to rave reviews, finally remembered to post. VERY STEONGLY recommend the mini muffin tins. WLmart has extra large ones with 36 slots, fit recipe perfecctly!