A sweet and fancy treat for any occasion! Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons are a delicious and easy, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and allergy-free dessert recipe. Everyone will be wowed by this healthy coconut and chocolate bite!
You know my love for chocolate and mint. Chocolate and peanut butter isn’t too shabby either. I can never turn down chocolate and coconut, though. My love for macaroons (not to be confused with macarons) has always run deep. I love anything with tons of pure coconut (chocolate is a given, regardless). You can have sweet delicious coconut macaroons without the chocolate, but these blobs of coconut were begging to be dipped in melted chocolate!
Coconut makes me swoon (you’d be able to tell if you knew how much coconut butter I go through!) However, macaroons are always loaded with egg whites and sugar, two things that are a big “no, no” here. I knew I had yet another mission to undertake to make some healthy and allergy-free coconut macaroons instead. May we allergy-free eaters never miss out on the goodies! Food freedom for all!
The random side tangent story I’m going to tell you though has nothing to do with allergy-free coconut macaroons, but the day I made them last summer. An itch and craving for some macaroons + tons of shredded coconut + chocolate chips = make macaroons. But, the saddest part was waiting for the chocolate to harden on the macaroons. Instead of just waiting around in the kitchen for them to harden and allow me to photograph, I forced my brother to go drive me over to the municipal building in town so I could register to vote! Yes, this was the first year I actually got to vote; registering was my #1 priority last summer!
Here’s the kicker though…Apparently we were too late to register for the primaries in NJ (literally, I cried!), but at least I was able to register as a voter for the actual presidential election (nothing would have gotten in my way for that! Except that I then had to do a mail-in ballot, since I was away at school). I ended up coming home, defeated, and pretty angry, but at least I had some chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons to drown my voting sorrows in (after the “photo shoot” of course!)
Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut, coconut milk, erythritol, and psyllium husk. Mix well to combine.
- Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper.
- Scoop out 24 packed macaroons, 1 tablespoon each, and place these mounds on the lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes until just golden brown. Remove and let cool while you prep the chocolate.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave using 20 second intervals until melted and you can mix it smooth.
- Now take each macaroon and dip the flap bottom in the melted chocolate, place it bottom up on the baking sheet and let harden. Repeat the process for all 24 macaroons. (If you put them in the fridge, they'll harden faster!) Then you can store them in an airtight container.
Only 4 ingredients, plus the chocolate? I think you may just have no excuses for not making these RIGHT NOW! Really, what could be better than a bite of healthy coconut with a secret (or not so secret) bottom covered in dark chocolate! A perfect little sweet for Valentine’s Day gifting that will be coming up in a few weeks too! Who wants a boring old box of store-bought chocolates when you can now make your own! These will make your loved ones (okay…or yourself) feel that much more loved! Or if your like me, I will now and forever, always associate coconut macaroons with politics and voting, haha! To America, coconut, and chocolate-dipped love!
So tell me:
+ I’ve asked this many times, but, what’s your favorite chocolate combo?
+ Do you associate certain foods and recipes with the most random events? (It’s easier for me to remember when I created recipes that way!)
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