Cocoa Coconut Macaroons Recipe

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Bérénice Olivier Modified: March 23, 2022
Cocoa Coconut Macaroons Recipe

How To Make Cocoa Coconut Macaroons

Delight in a sweet fusion of flavors with these cocoa coconut macaroons. They’re made with a brownie-like base topped with sea salt to offset the sweetness.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total: 32 minutes



  • cupsunsweetened coconut,shredded
  • 3large egg whites
  • ¾cupsugar
  • 4tbspcocoa powder
  • 5tbspsmooth applesauce
  • flaky sea salt


  1. Heat the oven to 400 dehrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

  2. Pulse the coconut in a food processor for 30 seconds, until coarsely ground. (Skip this if shaping the macaroons by hand instead of piping.)

  3. In a saucepan off the heat, whisk the egg whites, sugar, cocoa, and applesauce together. Stir in the coconut.

  4. Place the pan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly until the mixture is pasty and hot to the touch.

  5. Remove the pan from the heat and scoop the macaroon batter into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe mounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet roughly the size of walnuts in their shells.

  6. To shape by hand without piping, use a cookie scoop or a large soup spoon to portion out the batter.

  7. Sprinkle the tops with flaky sea salt and bake for about 12 minutes until they feel dry to the touch and yield slightly to gentle pressure (they will still look glossy).

  8. Remove from the oven and cool on the sheet pan on a rack. Once cool, gently lift each macaroon off the sheet pan.


  • Calories: 98.78kcal
  • Fat: 6.33g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.56g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.85g
  • Fiber: 2.00g
  • Sugar: 8.60g
  • Protein: 1.42g
  • Sodium: 62.57mg
  • Calcium: 4.47mg
  • Potassium: 79.43mg
  • Iron: 0.48mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.04µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.95mg
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