Triple chocolate coconut macaroons that are as rich and fudgy as truffles, but possibly even more decadent.
triple chocolate coconut macaroons

When a cookie fail leads you down the path to triple chocolate coconut macaroons…

…can it really be considered a cookie fail?


And…if this baking fail happened in the forest in your fifth story walk-up apartment and no one was there to hear you curse about it witness your temper tantrum see it but your husband (and we know he doesn’t really count anyway)….did it really really happen?

Oh, Friday existentialism. You are TOO MUCH for me.


Let’s just talk cookies.


I won’t even spend one more breath on the lemon curd linzer cookies that were going to be sooooooo soooooo soooooooooo perfect for Easter except that the dough was too crumbly and wouldn’t roll out no matter WHAT I DID. (What did I do to hurt you cookies?!? WHHHAAATTTTT?!?)

And instead I shall devote all of my breaths to these morsels of chocolate coconut fudge heaven.

Otherwise known as macaroons. You might have heard of them?


To be honest, I was macaroon deprived for most of my life because my dad hated coconut and my mom pretended she also hated coconut just so he wouldn’t feel like such a weirdo.

Update to 2015: I LOVE COCONUT. But I’m married to someone who HATES COCONUT. Like mother, like daughter?

Except unlike my mother, I eat coconut whenever I dang well please and the.boy can either take it or leave it.

When it’s mixed with double chocolatey goodness and topped with a white chocolate drizzle…apparently he takes it. By the handful.


After a stressful cookie dough night, these macaroons were so refreshingly easy!! The batter comes together in the food processor within mere minutes, and after that you are 20 minutes away from fudgy chocolate macaroon perfection.

Perfect for an easy entertaining treat (Easter and/or Passover, AHEM) or a night at home with Scandal reruns. I don’t judge.

Triple Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
Triple chocolate coconut macaroons that are as rich and fudgy as truffles, and just as decadent.
Yield: 4 dozen macaroons
  • 4 oz (70%) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 14 oz sweetened, flaked coconut
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 large egg whites
  • ½ tsp flaked sea salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz white chocolate, chopped
  1. Heat oven to 325. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the dark chocolate chunks in the microwave until melted in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, blend the coconut for 1 minute. Add sugar and cocoa powder, then blend for another full minute. Add the egg whites, salt, and vanilla, and blend until combined. Pour in the melted chocolate and pulse until combined and smooth. With a tablespoon measure, scoop the batter into 1-inch mounds and place them on the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the macaroons are shiny and just set. Let rest for 10 minutes to cool.
  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one. Drizzle over the macaroons. Place in the refrigerate or freezer to set, about 10-15 minutes.
Adapted very slightly from Smitten Kitchen
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 macaroon

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50 Responses to Triple Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

  1. Sune Moolman says:

    Triple chocolate? This is going to be something special, I can tell. 🙂
    I’m forever looking for recipes like these – I’m married a chocoholic.

  2. Kathryn says:

    Any recipe with triple chocolate in the title is a winner in my book. These are perfect little bites of chocolate-y goodness.

  3. I love coconut too. These sound divine!

  4. I am definitely a coconut fan and when you pair it with chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate, I’m even more so!! These little guys look terrific 🙂

  5. Triple chocolate aaaaand coconut…I’m sold!!! Also, how does someone not like coconut? How is that a thing?

  6. Joanne, I feel your pain sister. But yeah, I would honestly take these triple chocolate coconut macaroons over lemon curd linzer cookies any day. . and you need to get the.husband turned into a coconut believer/lover. Did he not even try one of these coconut macaroons?! Wait, don’t tell me. . I don’t think I want to hear the answer to that. 😛 These are fabulous!!!

  7. Monica says:

    Oh yeah – this should be the only way to enjoy coconut macaroons…all chocolaty and fudgy!

  8. Beth says:

    Lemon curd linzer cookies sound amazing – but so do these macaroons! I’m glad you eventually had success. My husband loves coconut, and I’ll be sure to check out some of your other links.

  9. Triple chocolate on a Friday is a MUST. Can I even describe how badly I’m craving a few of these bad boys?! They’re gorgeous, Joanne!

  10. Selfish of me, but I’m pretty happy about your cookie fail. That’s only because these look impossibly good. I too am a coconut enthusiast… And these look so simple!

  11. Heather says:

    Now I know what to do with the coconut in my pantry! I think I might actually make these to give to family next weekend – just the kind of easy recipe I was keeping my eyes open for.

  12. Julia says:

    If a girl spills coffee grinds all over her kitchen floor first thing in the morning, and no one’s there to witness it, can she flee the scene and hope that it cleans itself before her return?

    Love these macaroonis! I’d take these coconut macaroons over linzer cookies any dang day! I love how easy these things come together and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want alllll the (macaroon) balls in my mouth. 😉

  13. Lori R. says:

    Love these! My dad and I love coconut, but my mom hates it. 🙂 Fortunately my husband is on my side so coconut all around! Can’t wait to make these!

  14. Cailee says:

    Oh wow!! These look amazing!! You had me at triple chocolate!! YUM! What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing girl! …and reminding me I need to make macaroons!

  15. Zainab says:

    Hahhaha unlike your mother you eat coconut when you feel like it! Love you!!!

  16. These macaroons look delicious! I love the triple chocolate – decadent and so good!

  17. I am totally sold out to your description of these macaroons…drool drool…crave crave…!!

  18. Did you say chocolate Joanne? Oh yeah, this is my type of Friday food post LOL. I so want some chocolate. Love this girl.

    Kay of Pure & Complex

  19. Oooh Joanne, coconut and chocolate are terrific! It’s been so long since I had homemade coconut chocolate macaroons and I am thinking that needs to change – with your recipe!
    I must say, there are advantages to being married to someone who doesn’t like coconut – you get to eat all these macaroons by yourself!!!…unless you wanna share with me? 🙂
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  20. these sound glorious! i <3 macaroons 🙂

  21. Kelly says:

    Oh no I feel your pain. My husband also isn’t a fan of coconut but this coconut obsessed gal doesn’t care and puts coconut into everythang she can 🙂 Love these triple chocolate macaroons, I’ll gladly take any that the boy doesn’t want!

  22. Eileen says:

    Oh man, macaroons! I haven’t had one in a really long time, and those were the 3-ingredient condensed milk kind. These sound like they’re well worth a weekend baking session!

  23. not one, not two, but threeeeee chocolates. Triple chocolate coconut macaroons look and sound very delicious. I have to make macaroons again soon because they are such a hit with everyone. The perfect snack/treat

  24. elly says:

    I’ve had these on my to-make list for ages and now you’ve reminded me to be mad at myself for still not having made them. Guess I will use my kid’s upcoming birthday as an excuse for more chocolate.

  25. Not a fail at all then! I would be all over these cookies! Lucky for me my boyfriend likes coconut as well 🙂

  26. There’s never enough coconut! These look like the perfect treat!

  27. Hell to the yes!!! Macaroons are Rich’s favorite dessert of all time!!

  28. Ala says:

    WOW. Count me in, I was just going to make coconut macaroons this weekend but I might just have to make this version instead. Love the use of egg whites here! And triple chocolate, of course!

  29. Dave also doesn’t like coconut but I would still make these, and then hope he doesn’t want to share 🙂

  30. Coconut and chocolate…who could ever resist this heavenly combo?!

  31. Tina says:

    Ahhhh, those are mouth wateringly delicious looking….you temptress!!!

  32. I’m not a huge fan of coconut, but I have a feeling I would be just like him and gobble these down!

  33. Knock-out – Joanne – just my kind of baking:)

  34. Betty says:

    Sometimes “plan B” is the best. You can’t go wrong with coconut and chocolate! 🙂

  35. My Dad and husband hate coconut too. It took me to adulthood to get into it, but now we’re very good friends. Chocolate always adds to the party too – these look great!

  36. Agness says:

    Someone said triple chocolate? I’m totally in!!

  37. Danguole says:

    Oh, how times have changed! Be out and proud with your coconut love, sister!

    P.S. Love the Jackson Pollock swirly craziness in those photos. PRETTY.

  38. Pam says:

    Coconut gets my vote every time! Your macaroons look awesome, Joanne!

  39. Looks amaze balls. and the best part is no egg yolks or butter. I love coconut macaroons, they are practically a healthy dessert.

  40. Susan says:

    I read triple chocolate and coconut and came running. They have to be heavenly to eat!

  41. Krista says:

    Gosh, it’s so frustrating when recipes don’t turn out. Especially baking! So glad you were able to make things better with these yummy beauties. 🙂

  42. How can anyone hate coconut?! Send me some, sister 🙂

  43. Reeni says:

    We are all coconut lovers over here so I cannot believe I never made macaroons! And a chocolate version at that. These look positively delectable.

  44. Kate says:

    Perfect timing since Passover is Friday!

  45. Johanna GGG says:

    Well done on fighting the coconut-haters and winning! I love the stuff and would love these with chocolate as well – I think you are well to forget the lemon curd cookies as these sound so much nicer (sorry lemon curd cookies)

  46. Asha says:

    Coconut and chocolate, I am in. Who could resist those. Dozens will be gone if I make them. Pinning.

  47. I love these macaroons. I have always loved a chocolate and coconut combination, now only if the other members of my family loved it like I do. I could eat this whole batch, yum!

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