Easy Almond Joy Coconut Macaroons

almond joy coconut macaroons on a piece of parchment.

Almond joy coconut macaroons are as easy to make as they are delicious! With toasted coconut, almonds, and dark chocolate, these 6-ingredient cookies are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.


  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • About 15 raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate


  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. With a stand mixer, hand mixer, or whisk, beat egg whites and sugar in a large bowl until frothy.
  3. Add almond extract, salt and toasted coconut and stir until combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop (1 tbsp), scoop coconut mixture into small balls.
  5. Push an almond into the center of each ball and push coconut mixture from the edges over the almond to make sure it's covered.
  6. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Continue with remaining coconut mixture and almonds.
  7. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven and let cool before dipping in chocolate.
  8. Melt the chocolate. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate on low in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  9. 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.
  10. Store macaroons in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.


  • For dairy-free macaroons, make sure to use your favorite dairy-free chocolate.
  • You can wet your hands or coat them in oil when shaping the macaroons to help prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.
  • For a more traditional almond joy flavor, you can use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate.

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