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Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons


Hi! It’s Friday!

Raise your hand if you’re excited! **Raising Hand**

What I’m about to say has absolutely nothing to do with macaroons, but I’m so excited about it!

My daughter ate french toast for the first time this morning! Egg-free french toast that is…

I’ll post the recipe very soon. It was so good I made one for myself 🙂

Ok, back to these macaroons.

This weekend I’m attending a birthday party for some very close friends of mine.

This family has three birthday’s all in one week!

One girl turns 3 years old, the other girl turns 1, and their Dad turned 35 on St. Patty’s Day… so it’ll be one heck of a party!

My job is to make cookies.


I’m making two different types of cookies.

I decided to try my hand at these macaroons… just cause I’ve never made them before.

What I never realized was how super easy these are!

The recipe was just for plain coconut macaroons, but I decided to throw in some chocolate chips to make it more like a Mounds Bar 🙂


I used my handy melon ball scooper to make the perfect bite size treat!

These are delicious!! And did I mention easy?


  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, salt, coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla. Mix until a very thick batter forms. Stir in chocolate chips until combined.

Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Use a melon ball scooper or spoon to drop batter onto cookie sheet.

Bake about 13 minutes or until golden brown. Keep a close eye while baking… these can burn quickly 😉



The weather is suppose to hit the mid 70’s here in DC!!! To say I’m excited is an understatement!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

27 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on March 19, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Coconut and chocolate is my favorite combo. Looks fabulous. 🙂

  2. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on March 19, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Oh goodness these look amazing. I love the chocolate chip idea!

  3. Marisa (Loser for Life) said on March 19, 2010 at 9:23 am

    You’re killing me with these! They look amazing! My mom loves macaroons; I might make these for her for Easter!

  4. Kat said on March 19, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I love coconut…and chocolate! Looks delish!

  5. Nicole, RD said on March 19, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I have to send this recipe to my mom. I want her to make them and send me ONE. No, TWO! They look amazing and I’ve been baking too much! Ahh! I will make these soon, too!

    Have a great weekend, Estela! Thanks for another amazing recipe!

  6. Danielle (Coffee Run) said on March 19, 2010 at 9:58 am

    These look great! I’m definitely excited for the weekend AND the awesome weather 😀

  7. Morgan said on March 19, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I think I’m going to make these for Passover, thanks!

  8. Shannon (The Daily Balance) said on March 19, 2010 at 10:07 am


    can i come over?

    like, now?

  9. Ameena said on March 19, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I’m not sure why macaroons are so expensive when I purchase them at a restaurant or bakery because these seem pretty straightforward!

    Gorgeous pictures!!

  10. Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place said on March 19, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I’d love to make these, i’ve been searching for a macaroon recipe that can top Au Bon Pain’s version!

  11. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on March 19, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Good gosh those are gorgeous…

  12. eatingRD said on March 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I’ve never made macaroons before, and great idea to add chocolate chips. Have fun at all the birthday celebrations!!!

  13. katie said on March 19, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    WOW my mouth is watering! my dad would LOVE these-its his FAV combo!

  14. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on March 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    ohhh, chocolate and coconut is SO GOOD together!! well actually chocolate and anything is really 🙂

  15. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on March 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    YUMMMMMMMMMMY cookies! i could totally eat one of these right now! i love coconut 🙂

  16. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on March 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I LOVE macaroons! It was my go-to cookie for a while because you don’t need a mixer!!
    Have a great weekend!

  17. Biz said on March 19, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Yum! March is a busy birthday month for us too – My daughter March 7, my niece March 14, my nephew March 18 and today is me and my twin sisters birthday!!

    I string out my birthday basically the whole month! 😀

  18. Mo@MommyRD said on March 19, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Oh gosh do those cookies look good! I’ve never made macaroons before either, and would have guessed they were more difficult.

    Enjoy your weekend!!

  19. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on March 19, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    wow these look so good. I am loving your addition of chocolate to these, who doesn’t want chocolate? that’s exciting your daughter tried a new food today 🙂 have a great weekend!!

  20. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on March 19, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I saw this come through on my Twitter account and almost fell off my chair. Holy YUMTASTIC!! 🙂

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on March 20, 2010 at 5:07 am

    super easy, super awesome! I make a gluten free and vegan version that my hubs begs me for..can do no wrong with choc and coconut, right! 🙂

  22. Jenn ( said on March 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I’ve been thinking about coconut + chocolate lately, probably due to the Girl Scout Samoas! lol These look amazing.


  23. lynn @ the actors diet said on March 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    terrific. i’ve always loved mounds bars.

  24. Katie @ Cozydelicious said on March 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I love macaroons. I will totally be making these next week for Passover. Yum!

  25. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) said on March 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Isn’t it so exciting when they start to eat with you??? I loved that time. My husband stayed home with the oldest when he was little and they used to eat omelets together for breakfast. They still do that from time to time. The macaroons look delicious. I hope you had fun at your party!

  26. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie said on March 21, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    These look really good.
    wow that’s cute that your daughter had some french toast

  27. Chef Aimee said on March 21, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I saw the photos first and recipe second – I cant believe they are that easy! They are so beautiful!