Coconut Macaroon or Knock Off Almond Joy

Coconut Macaroon Almond Joy

 

I made some delicious coconut macaroons after watching Carla Hall make some on The Chew.  They are really simple and delicious!

Organic Coconut

I used this Organic UnSweetened Coconut.  I found it at my local Super Target.  I wanted to use unsweetened coconut to cut down on the sugar a little bit.

Coconut Macaroon Almond Joy

The coconut was a little dry so I re-hydrated it in warm water for about an hour.  Then I strained out the water and made sure that it wasn’t “wet”.  You do NOT have to do this step if you use the sweetened coconut.

Coconut Macaroon Almond Joy

Transfer the coconut to a mixing bowl and add 2/3 cup of Sweetened Condensed Milk. Then add a big pinch of salt.  (trust me)

Coconut Macaroon Almond Joy

Then add 2 Egg Whites and 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla or Almond Extract. ( I used Vanilla because Almond Extract is not my favorite)  Add the egg white and vanilla to the coconut and mix it together.  No need to use a mixer just use a wooden spoon.

Coconut Macaroon Almond Joy

While you are doing that, toast some Raw Almonds in a preheated 325 degree oven.  Only toast them for 5 minutes.

Coconut Macaroon Almond Joy

I used a tablespoon of coconut mixture, rolled it into a ball and then added a roasted almond on the top.  You don’t have to use almonds, just skip this step if you like.  
Coconut Macaroon Almond Joy
Bake at 325 for 20 – 25 minutes, or until the cookies a slightly browned on top.

Microwave a cup or so of semi-sweet chocolate chips until they are melted.  I just dunked the cookie right in and then put them on parchment paper to cool.  If the chocolate is too thick add a tiny bit of coconut oil to thin in out.

Coconut Macaroon Almond Joy

Try some sprinkled with sea salt!  They are delicious!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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  • Diana May 13, 2014 at 11:32pm

    I love the recipe, photos, and your narrative! I am bookmarking the heck out of this one! Love your site.

  • susie May 06, 2014 at 02:44am

    My favorite candy bar…well one of my many favorite, anyhow, have all the ingredients at home so will make this right away! Thanks for sharing!!