Coconut Macaroons

This chocolate-dipped macaroon recipe is lower in sugar than others. If you follow a dairy-free diet, these are a great dessert to make—just look for dairy-free chocolate chips in the baking aisle.

a recipe photo of the Coconut Macaroons
Photo: Photographer: Brie Goldman, Food Stylist: Lauren McAnelly, Prop Stylist: Holly Raibikis
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • 2 large egg whites

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut (7 ounces)

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk egg whites, sugar, vanilla and salt in a large bowl until foamy and lightened in color, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, fold in coconut until combined.

  3. Scoop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet, packing each to make a cohesive mound. Bake until lightly browned, 14 to 18 minutes. Let cool completely on the pan, about 20 minutes.

  4. Place chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High in 30-second increments until melted and smooth, about 1 minute total. Gently dip the bottom of each macaroon into the chocolate; return to the baking sheet to set, about 15 minutes.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
10g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Serving Size 1 macaroon
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Added Sugars 11g 22%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Folate 2mcg 1%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 21mg 5%
Potassium 101mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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