Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

The shredded coconut makes the base for this batter, so no need to worry about gluten. Enjoy these gluten free-friendly treats knowing that although they’re rich and sweet, there’s no gluten protein to worry about. Additionally, this Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroon recipe is dairy and soy free. 

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons 

Recipe: Yields 18 macaroons

  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded organic coconut
  • 1/4 cup either organic honey or organic maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or almond extract)
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips  Note: Enjoy life chocolate chips are gluten, soy and dairy free.
  • 2 large egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips or chunks, melted and cooled to room temperature  NoteEnjoy life chocolate chips are gluten, soy and dairy free.
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together everything except the egg whites, salt and 6 ounces of melted chocolate making sure the coconut is evenly coated with the honey (or maple syrup). 
  3. In a second bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites with a small pinch of salt. Beat for 2 to 3 minutes until stiff peaks form when you lift the mixer out.
  4. Gently fold the coconut mixture into the eggs. Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  5. Drop batter onto the lined baking sheet, one rounded tablespoonful at a time. I like to really press the batter into the tablespoon, then carefully tap the cookie out of the spoon. It makes for a more perfect shape.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let chill for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling completely.
  7. When cool, dip the bottom of each macaroon in the melted chocolate and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, 20 to 30 minutes. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
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http://www.tessadomesticdiva.com/2014/08/allergy-free-wednesday-132.html This recipe was shared at : Full Plate Thursday, http://mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com/http:// 
This recipe was shared at Gluten Free Wednesday's :http://glutenfreeeasily.com/gluten-free-wednesdays/; DIY Tuesday http://www.thebakingbeauties.com/2014/07/gluten-free-diy-tuesday-link-7-22-2014.html


  1. Can you freeze these?

    1. Yes. They will freeze well in an airtight container. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. I'm pinning these to my Cookie board!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe at Motivation Monday!