Simple chocolate coconut macaroons that you can whip up in under 30 minutes. The perfect coconut treat for Passover or Easter. Vegan and gluten-free.
You may or may not have already tried my recipe for healthy coconut macaroons… now I’ve got a chocolate version for all of you chocolate lovers! The only additional ingredient is cocoa powder so you could easily make half regular coconut and half chocolate to please everyone.
When brainstorming recipes for this time of year, my mind immediately went to treats. Between Passover, Easter and Girl Scout cookie season, the house always seems to have treats in it. So I figured why not make them upgraded, healthier treats!
These macaroons are made with 7 simple ingredients – 8 if you want to drizzle them with chocolate! (Why wouldn’t you?!)
What Type of Coconut to Use
One BIG tip for this recipe is to make sure you buy the right kind of shredded coconut. I strongly recommend using unsweetened fine or desiccated coconut. I’ve found a couple of brands that I love – Let’s Do Organic (you can find this at most grocery stores, on Amazon and at Target) or the Bob’s Red Mill fine shredded coconut. If you use longer shreds, the macaroons won’t hold together and they’ll just spread out on the pan into a huge macaroon pizza… which doesn’t sound like the worst thing in the world, but I digress!
The rest of the ingredients are fairly straight forward – almond flour, maple syrup, coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt! Your pantry might already be stocked with most of these. I always thought macaroons were…