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Coconut Bites

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!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Candy, Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut bites, coconut candy, coconut macroons
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 196kcal

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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