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Easy Coconut Macaroons with Mexican Chocolate

Michelle Sterescu

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Coconut macaroons are one of the most popular Passover desserts as theyre easy to make kosher for PassoverIt might seem difficult to make with all of the food restrictions, but this recipe makes it easy! Also, weve added some simple instructions for kids to join in on the fun. 

Why do we have kosher for Passover rules anyway? In the PassoverExodusstory, theIsraeliteswere in such a hurry to flee Egypt, there was no time to allow their bread to rise—that’s why some people don’t eat leavened foods on Passover. 

These Coconut Macaroons with Mexican Chocolate definitely do not compromise on taste. Swap out regular flour for almond flour and you have yourself the perfect sweet treat to enjoy over the holiday. These already delicious macaroons are dipped in Mexican flavored chocolate for an extra indulgence. The added spice gives them a unique flavor. This recipe is so easy, it’s sure to be on your Passover treat list every year.  

Ingredients for 12-15 macaroons

Macaroons 
1 3/4 cups sweet, shredded coconut 
1/4 cup sugar 
2 eggs 
1/2 tsp. vanilla 
Tbsp. almond flour 
Pinch of salt 


Mexican Chocolate Drizzle  
1 cup melted chocolate 
1/4 tsp. cinnamon 
Pinch of ground chili pepper (optional) 

  • Preparation Time
    10 minutes
  • Cooking Time
    20 minutes

Directions

1. In a large bowl, mix all the macaroon ingredients until incorporated.  
For Kids: With pre-measured ingredients, have them pour all the ingredients into the bowl if they’re able to. Help them mix it all together with a spoon! 

2. Using a tablespoon, form little mounds of the coconut mixture onto a lined baking sheet. 
For Kids: Measure out the mounds first, and then have them help you “perfect” them. 

3. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.  

4. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let completely cool before adding the chocolate.  

5. While the macaroons are cooling, make the chocolate mixture by adding the spices into the melted chocolate. 
For Kids: Have them watch as you swirl the spices and chocolate together. Maybe even have them count until they can’t see the spices anymore. How many seconds does it take?  

6. Take each cooled macaroon and dip the bottom into the chocolate, then place on a tray upside down until the chocolate hardens. You can put the tray into the freezer for 5 minutes to speed up the process. 
For Kids: If they’re old enough, see if they want to try dipping the macaroons in the chocolate. 

7. Turn the macaroons right side up and using a fork, drizzle the tops of the macaroons with the remaining chocolate. (Kids can help with this, too.) Let chocolate harden. Enjoy! 

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Michelle Sterescu

Michelle is the blogger, recipe developer, food photographer and stylist for her food blog, The Yummy Yenta. Although her background is Jewish and her cooking has that traditional Jewish flare, she doesn’t like to niche herself into a particular cooking cuisine as she enjoys experimenting and trying lots of different flavors. She loves to create fun and easy meals that will appeal to anyone despite their traditions and background. When she isn’t in the kitchen, she is a part time dental hygienist and full time wife and mom to two boys, Jonah and Cole. You can check her out on Instagram @the.yummy.yenta.