Call these Coconut Bites, Coconut Candy or Coconut Macaroons. Whatever you call it, you'll fall in love with the taste and easy recipe fopr a sweet coconut treat with a hint of cocolate!
Servings: 7 servings
- 2 egg whites
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups sweetened coconut
- 2 ounces melted 60% chocolate or milk chocolate optional but delicious
- smidge of coconut oil (about 1/4 teaspoon) optional (helps make schocolate smooth)
Preheat oven to 365 degrees F.
Whip egg whites and salt on high with your mixer until stiff peaks form.
Add in vanilla and the powdered sugar and whip another 30-60 seconds.
Fold in the cocnut with a spatula until just combined.
Spray cookie scoop with baking spray and then scoop batter, spacing 1.5 inches apart on a parchment paper (or silicone) lined baking sheet.
Bake on center rack for 14-16 minutes or until golden.
Cool completely, remove from parchment paper (peel back) or silicone and if you choose to, dip into pr drizzle with melted bittersweet chocolate or milk chocolate.
If dipped/drizzles with chocolate, allow the chocolate to set on the coconut bites in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
Store in airtight container.
Recipe make approximately 16 coconut bites if using a traditional size cookie scoop (NOT ice cream scoop).
Serving size is 2.
I use 4 squares of a Ghirardelli 60% cocoa bar for the chocolate plus a 1/4 teaspoon of coconut oil
For a less sweet taste, use unsweetened coconut which depending on the brand used (for sweetened or unsweetened) will save you approximately 500 calories/34 carbs a batch. Or use 1 cup sweetened and 1 cup unsweetened.
Serving: 8servings | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg