These super easy coconut macaroons are so good and a great addition to any gathering. Perfect for afternoon coffee or tea.
If you love easy and delicious recipes, you’ll want to try these delicious ones Southern Pecan Pralines. They’re classic for a reason and go great with these coconut macaroons. Only a few ingredients and easy to make.
❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
This recipe is only three ingredients and takes about 15 minutes to make, so that’s a huge plus. These macaroons are delicious and only take about 10-12 minutes to bake so you have a great little treat in about 30 minutes. Easy recipes are always a plus and not everything in the kitchen has to take long or be difficult.
- Shredded candied coconut
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Vanilla extract
- Covers (optional)
The only thing you could swap out in this recipe is different extracts. I think almonds go great with coconuts so this would be a great swap. You can also add whatever you like on top, one addition could be chocolate chips if you want some chocolate with the coconut.
🍽️HOW TO MAKE
These could be simpler to make, but they are a bit messy!
Combine the coconut flakes, vanilla extract and condensed milk in a large bowl. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Use either an ice cream scoop or your hands to roll it into a walnut-sized ball (the walnut in the shell) and tap them down a bit and place on a lined baking sheet. Place a pecan or half a cherry on top or whatever you want to use as a topping.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the pan as soon as you take them out of the oven and let them cool. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen macaroons.
If you are rolling them out with your hands, I always spray a little cooking spray on my hands so they don’t stick as bad. We also think these are great cold so once they’re cool we put them in the fridge which helps them chill and they seem to hold their ball shape well too.
SERVE THIS WITH
These little treats go great with almost any other snack, but if you’re making them for an event like a baby shower, bridal shower, or the holidays, you can add:
❓ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
All condensed milk is sweetened, that’s what makes it condensed milk, the added sugar. Learn more with this article about that.
Yes, these are gluten free.
They are very easy to store, just put them in an airtight container. They will keep for a while. I really like mine cold so I put them in the fridge.
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3-ingredient coconut macaroons
These 3-ingredient coconut macaroons are the perfect indulgence. Perfect for any wedding shower, baby shower, afternoon tea or the holiday season. These macaroons take about 10 minutes to put together and 12-15 minutes to bake!
- 1 14-ounce package Sweet Coconut Flakes or 5 1/3 cups
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 14 ounces can be sweetened milk
Combine the coconut flakes, vanilla extract and condensed milk in a large bowl. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Use either an ice cream scoop or your hands to scoop them into balls and flatten them a bit and place them on a cookie sheet.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Depending on the oven it may take 15 minutes. Remove from the pan as soon as you take them out of the oven and let them cool.
If you roll with your hands, I spray my hands with a little cooking oil so it doesn’t stick.
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