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Almond Joy Coconut Macaroons

almond joy coconut macaroon

Almond Joy Coconut Macaroons are as easy to make as they are delicious! They are the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day or everyday! (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 15 almonds
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate*
  • Optional: chopped almonds for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spread coconut into a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until just slightly golden, watching carefully so that it doesn't burn!
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat egg whites and sugar until fluffy. Add almond extract, salt and coconut and stir until combined.
  3. Form coconut mixture into small balls. Push an almond into the center of each ball and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Continue with remaining coconut mixture.
  4. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate on low in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Dip macaroons into melted chocolate and place on parchment or a silicone baking mat to dry. Drizzle any remaining chocolate over the tops of macaroons. Sprinkle with chopped almonds (optional). Let harden completely before removing.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

*Use dairy-free chocolate if necessary

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