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chocolate covered macaroonsI am running out the door, but I wanted to share this recipe for Chocolate Covered Macaroons before Passover has come and gone.  We are on our way to Sonoma to try The Fremont Diner and wander around.  This weekend is our last carefree weekend before we leave California.  By carefree I mean, a weekend with no events, parties, or obligations.  It is a gorgeous sunny California spring day, so we are going to head out and enjoy it.

This recipe for Chocolate Covered Macaroons came from People Magazine of all places.  I figured it must be good if it comes from a real-life desperate housewife!  And they really are something special.  The sour cream balances the sweetness from the coconut and these are my new favorite macaroon recipe.  They are so easy to make.  If you want to make it even simpler, skip the chocolate. But really, why would anyone want to skip that?  Thanks Jill!

chocolate covered macaroons recipe2 (14-ounce) bags shredded coconut
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons sour cream
1 Tablespoon heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips (I used the most gorgeous Callebaut chocolate chips)
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

chocolate covered macaroons recipeMix together in a large bowl the sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, heavy cream, and vanilla.

chocolate covered macaroons recipeAdd the shredded coconut.

chocolate covered macaroons recipeMix together.  Make sure that all of the coconut is covered with the milk mixture.  It takes a bit of elbow grease to get it all covered.

chocolate covered macaroons recipeUse an ice cream scoop and place mounds on parchment lined baking sheets.

chocolate covered macaroons recipeBake at 325 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until the coconut is nicely browned. Cool completely on a cooling rack.

chocolate covered macaroons recipeMelt the chocolate.  I like to use the microwave for this, but you can also melt it using a double boiler.  Dip the macaroon halfway.  Let the chocolate harden in the fridge.

chocolate covered macaroons recipe

Chocolate Covered Macaroons

Ingredients

  • 2 (14-ounce) bags shredded coconut
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips (I used the most gorgeous Callebaut chocolate chips)
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix together in a large bowl the sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, heavy cream, and vanilla.
  2. Add the shredded coconut.
  3. Mix together. Make sure that all of the coconut is covered with the milk mixture. It takes a bit of elbow grease to get it all covered.
  4. Use an ice cream scoop and place mounds on parchment lined baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until the coconut is nicely browned. Cool completely on a cooling rack.
  6. Melt the chocolate. I like to use the microwave for this, but you can also melt it using a double boiler. Dip the macaroon halfway. Let the chocolate harden in the fridge.
http://bakedbree.com/chocolate-covered-macaroons

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30 Responses to Chocolate Covered Macaroons

  1. Omg! those sound delicious!! Adding to files! Thanks for sharing. Beautiful photographs, too

  2. Maria says:

    Love the addition of chocolate!

  3. K&B says:

    Just love the combination between coconut and chocolate. (I’ve never tried with milk chocolate, thanks for the tip!)

  4. YUM! I love coconut macaroons!!

    kisses
    heather

  5. Helen says:

    These look absolutely fabulous. However, I’m pretty sure that they’re not kosher for passover (milk/dairy products are not allowed). I thought you might want to correct that! Otherwise, I will be trying these puppies soon because they look delicious! :)

    • bakedbree says:

      thanks! You are right. People has the recipe written as a Passover favorite. I didn’t even think of that.

  6. jenjen says:

    of course it is suitable for passover! you are allowed to eat milk/dairy products!!!
    you just aren’t allowed to eat them after eating meat without waiting for several hours, so it wouldn’t be suitable as a dessert after a meat main course. SO it is suitable for Passover but it is not Parave (it contains dairy). Hope this makes sense to you…

  7. Maria says:

    These look so yummy and simple! My family loves coconut so I will have to try these soon. :-)

  8. Christine O'Donnell says:

    These would be kosher if you used Kosher for Passover chocolate. Dairy products are allowed, but cannot be eaten in a meal with meat. What temperature would you bake the macaroons at? Thanks!

  9. Anita McClure says:

    Just made these as well (not with your same chocolate suggestion) and they were a hit! Brought them to work and they were gone quickly. I had found the recipe in People Magazine, but when I googled it I found your site. Thanks for reposting!

  10. Sonia Calderon says:

    I was looking for this recipe everywhere. I saw it on People magazine too, bought the ingredients, and then I lost the magazine! I can’t believe I found it here! It’s a great recipe. Happy Pesach!

  11. Rebecca says:

    Wow . . . these were so good. I think I gained 5 pounds eating the enormous batch these made! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Lily says:

    These look amazing! Do you think you could dip them in tempered chocolate?

  13. Jan says:

    Have you ever frozen these ahead of the holiday ??

    Thanks

    • bakedbree says:

      No, I have not, but I am sure that you can. Wrap them carefully in wax paper and in an airtight container. I would wait to dip them in chocolate until you were going to serve them.

  14. […] Chocolate Covered Macaroons from Baked Bree. Growing up, my grandma always brought a can of chocolate covered macaroons to Passover dinner. Even with all of the delicious homemade desserts on the table, I couldn’t resist the macaroons. They’ve always been a favorite of mine, and I can’t believe I’ve never made them from scratch. This recipe not only looks super simple, but mouth-watering, too. Chocolate + Coconut = Heaven. […]

  15. Vivian says:

    This is a really nice recipe! I am so happy that I found it!
    I am planning to run a party for my 6 year old girl and I would like to know how many does that make.
    Thank you.

    • bakedbree says:

      It depends on the size you make them, but maybe 2 dozen? I don’t remember to be honest, I made them a long time ago.

  16. Sb says:

    Is it sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

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