Chewy coconut macaroons loaded with chocolate. There is nothing better than having a couple of these double chocolate macaroons after dinner!
If you love chocolate and coconut as much as I do, you will absolutely love these double chocolate macaroons.
These are lightly crisped on the outside and chewy inside. They’re dipped in chocolate for added decadence.
The ingredients we use here are the ingredients we need for the simplest method of making double chocolate macaroons. All you need are:
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Cocoa powder
How to Make Coconut Macaroons
There are a couple of ways to make these cookies, but this is by far my favorite method.
- First, you need to beat egg whites until they are at stiff peaks. This adds some moisture, lightness, and keeps the cookies from spreading.
Next, mix together your remaining ingredients. Namely, sweetened condensed milk, coconut, cocoa powder, and salt.
Now, fold in the egg whites. It will seem difficult at first, but be patient and be gentle with the mixture.
From there, you should portion out the mixture and bake.
- Finish by dipping them in melted chocolate.
What makes macaroons so great is how simple it is to put them together.
Why These Work
Simple ingredients using easy to remember ratios means you get consistent results and don’t have to spend a ton of time prepping.
You don’t need any extra sugar because the sweetened condensed milk takes care of it all.
Instead of taking time to measure, you need exactly one standard can of the condensed milk and one standard bag of shredded coconut.
This ratio gives you macaroons that have perfectly deep chocolate flavor. The outsides have the lightest crunch while the insides stay soft and chewy.
It’s the perfect combination of textures that makes you want to grab another, and then another more.
Even better, if you have any children you want to make these with, they can easily do almost the entire process with just a bit of adult supervision.
The only thing an adult needs to do is take care of the oven part.
There are so many ways you can customize your macaroons
- Add extracts to the macaroon and/or into the chocolate
- Add spices into the macaroons
- Reduce the amount of cocoa and add red velvet emulsion for a cake-inspired twist
- Fold in chopped nuts
- Drizzle the tops with salted caramel
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