Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate!

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These Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate are gluten free, kid friendly and easy to make. I had three helpers when we made these, my 2, 5 and 7 year old all had turns at adding, beating etc. These are the first macaroons we have ever baked, so was pretty happy with our result for a first time.

I used a recipe from a Coles Magazine I had from 2010. They used Sweet William Dairy Free Original Chocolate and if you do too it means that these coconut macarons would be:

  • gluten free,
  • wheat free,
  • dairy free,
  • nut free and
  • soy free!

EDIT: Thanks to Heather who left this info in the comments:
I thought I should point out that Sweet William chocolate is not soy free.
“Sweet William uses a unique process for producing its dairy free chocolate. Australian soy flour, derived from the finest soybeans, is blended with the best cocoa liquor to produce a smooth European-style chocolate.”

My son is currently Gluten, Casein, Soy and Corn free. Loving Earth raw chocolate is the only suitable chocolate I have come across so far.

Hence they make a great sweet treat to make if you have family and friends with food allergies or intolerances.

Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 100 grams milk chocolate
  • 2 cups coconut shredded

Method:
Preheat fan forced oven to 130 degrees Celsius (150 for non fan forced).
Line a couple of trays with baking paper.
Over a large bowl, separate the egg and leave the whites in the bowl.
coconut macaroons - separate eggs
Using a hand beater mix until the eggs whites become stiff and peaky.
coconut macaroons - beat egg whites
Gradually pour in sugar and beat further (our toddler poured 3/4 of sugar in at once and it still turned out ok!).
coconut macaroons - add sugar
Keep beating until the egg mixture is glossy and firm.
coconut macaroons - glossy egg whites
Using half the chocolate, finely grate it and then add to the egg mix with the coconut.
coconut macaroons - grate chocolate
Fold through gently with a metal spoon.
coconut macaroons - fold in chocolate
Using teaspoons, place round heaps of the mixture onto the baking trays. They will spread so make sure you leave some room.
coconut macaroons - spooning
Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until the coconut macaroons turn a pale golden shade and are firm to touch. As the preschooler pointed out “they aren’t white like the picture!”. Due to toddler issues, ours were left in the oven for a little bit longer than was ideal. The preschooler did however agree that they still tasted “very good”.

Let the macaroons cool on the trays.
coconut macaroons - baked
In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the other half of the chocolate in the microwave. Start on high for 45 seconds, and give bursts of 15 seconds until it is melted.

Using a teaspoon, drizzle chocolate over the macaroons.

Allow the chocolate to set or if you are an impatient toddler you can eat them straight away!
coconut macaroons - chocolate drizzled

Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate!
 
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Recipe type: chocolate
Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 100 grams milk chocolate
  • 2 cups coconut shredded
Method:
  1. Preheat fan forced oven to 130 degrees Celsius (150 for non fan forced).
  2. Line a couple of trays with baking paper.
  3. Over a large bowl, separate the egg and leave the whites in the bowl.
  4. Using a hand beater mix until the eggs whites become stiff and peaky.
  5. Gradually pour in sugar and beat further (our toddler poured ¾ of sugar in at once and it still turned out ok!).
  6. Keep beating until the egg mixture is glossy and firm.
  7. Using half the chocolate, finely grate it and then add to the egg mix with the coconut.
  8. Fold through gently with a metal spoon.
  9. Using teaspoons, place round heaps of the mixture onto the baking trays. They will spread so make sure you leave some room.
  10. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until the coconut macaroons turn a pale golden shade and are firm to touch.
  11. Let the macaroons cool on the trays.
  12. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the other half of the chocolate in the microwave. Start on high for 45 seconds, and give bursts of 15 seconds until it is melted.
  13. Using a teaspoon, drizzle chocolate over the macaroons.
  14. Allow the chocolate to set or if you are an impatient toddler you can eat them straight away!

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week.

Baking: Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate

Monday: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

Tuesday: Baked Penne With Bacon

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Lamb Chops With Steamed Vegetables

Friday: Creamy Chicken and Tomato Stew

Saturday: Souvlaki

Sunday: SLow Cooker Roast Beef

If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.

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Comments

  1. says

    Those macaroons look great! I am sure the children (of all ages LOL) will enjoy eating them. And they tick all the boxes for food intolerances … bar one – Fructose Malabsorption. The coconut makes them verboten.

    Enjoy the macaroons…

  2. Sarah says

    Thank you for sharing this recipe Nicole. Going to add to this to my collection of gluten-free recipes. My son is having problems with wheat tolerance and am now trying to cook everything gluten-free. You really don’t realise how much wheat is in everything until you are trying to avoid it!

  3. jacqui says

    oh just finished drizzling chocolate on my batch! Already know they are good as I had to *test* 2 to make sure they were cooked ;) And with the 2 left over egg yolks I will make spinach and ricotta cannelloni for dinner. Thanks for sharing the recipe Nicole.

  4. Heather says

    I thought I should point out that Sweet William chocolate is not soy free.
    “Sweet William uses a unique process for producing its dairy free chocolate. Australian soy flour, derived from the finest soybeans, is blended with the best cocoa liquor to produce a smooth European-style chocolate.”

    My son is currently Gluten, Casein, Soy and Corn free. Loving Earth raw chocolate is the only suitable chocolate I have come across so far.

    Macaroons are great though for a GFCFSFMF diet.

  5. says

    oooh, i have these in the oven at the moment – thank you thank you for the recipe. i made them last week too and they are such a hit, everyone loves them.

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