Happy Spring Lil’Luna friends!!!
It’s Gina from Kleinworth & Co. back today to share with you a super simple Easter treat. How do you feel about coconut?? It’s an absolute favorite of mine. I can’t get enough & I’m always looking for excuses to use it in recipes whenever I can, especially this time of year. Easter is the perfect holiday for coconut recipes. I always like to kick off my countdown to Easter with some macaroons. With just a couple ingredients, quick prep & cook time & yet they are so incredibly versatile. They can be made with regular sweetened coconut, with toasted coconut like I did here for a richer flavor & then you get to the decorating. Plain, dipped in chocolate, chocolate drizzle- it’s all so good. So let me show you how I made these Cadbury Macaroons so you can make some too.
I first toasted my coconut. If you have never done it before- check out my post How to Toast Coconut.
I like to use toasted coconut for my macaroons because it gives a little more crunch & richer flavor.
I took some candy melts in pretty Easter colors- pink & yellow & squeezed a little on top & added my white chocolate Cadbury egg. I love these little eggs. I buy them in all the varieties. It’s hard not to snack on them all day. I have to plan out recipes specifically to use them in before I even get them home from the store, otherwise I’ll just eat them all before I have made anything.
If you are making these for a gathering – I recommend doubling the recipe. This recipe made approx 24-26 macaroons.
I can’t remember exactly- I may or may not have been snacking on them as they came out of the oven
- 3 cups toasted coconut
- 4 large egg whites
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup candy melts in color of choice
- 24-30 white chocolate Cadbury candy eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees - oven rack should be placed in the bottom ⅓ of your oven.
- Toast your coconut - set aside
- Whisk egg whites, sugar, extract & salt until they are combined & mixture looks frothy
- Add coconut - stir until coated
- Line baking sheets with parchment
- Using wet hands - take a tablespoon sized portions of your coconut mixture & form into a balls & place on prepared cookie sheet
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until a deeper golden brown & are holding together
- Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to complete the cooling process.
- In a double boiler- melt your candy melts
- Carefully transfer to a piping bag & squeeze a little on top of each macaroon
- Immediately top with your Cadbury candy egg before your pipped chocolate hardens.
Be sure to check out these to get you started on your Easter menu planning.
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So cute, Gina! You make everything so beautifully, AND you make it look so simple! Thank you for the great recipe.
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