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Mocha Coconut Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

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Chocolate Macaroons:

If you couldn’t tell, I kind of really love coconut.

Just kind of.

Coconut: the other white meat

In my world, coconut could be its own food group; I love it almost as much as I love chocolate. Please note, I did say almost. Let’s not take things too far.

Anyway it’s not like I must choose between the two. Today’s chocolate macaroon recipe incorporates both of my favorites into one seriously good cookie. If Starbucks were to turn their famous Mocha Coconut Frappuccinos into a macaroon, it might look and taste something like this:

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Mocha Coconut Macaroons

  • 1 tbsp flour of choice (or protein powder)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder, such as Mt. Hagen (decaf or regular)
  • 1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut (not low-fat)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp milk of choice or canned coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp agave or pure maple syrup
  • pinch stevia or 1 more tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • just over 1/16 tsp salt
  • melted chocolate chips or healthy chocolate sauce, for dipping

Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a tall dish. If using a microwave, heat two minutes. Stir, then microwave one more minute or until firm enough to scoop out into ball shapes. (Or cook on the stovetop until it’s firm enough to scoop out.) Scoop into balls on a cookie tray—I used a melon baller, but a spoon or ice-cream scoop will also work. Cook at 360 F for 14-16 minutes. (You might be able to “bake” the cookies in the microwave, but I have not tried this.) Let cool before removing from tray. Line a plate with wax paper. Dip each cookie in melted chocolate, place on the wax paper, and refrigerate or freeze to set. Makes 12-22 cookies, depending on the size cookie scoop you use.

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Chocolate Macaroons

Question of the Day:

What are some of your favorite food pairs?

PB&J? Spaghetti and tomato sauce? Strawberries and cream? Biscuits and gravy? Along with chocolate coconut, chocolate peanut butter and chocolate mint are right up there for me. But let’s be honest, anything with chocolate will rank pretty favorably among my favorites. Except for maybe chocolate grasshopper. I had the opportunity(?) to try it once… not really a fan. 😕

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. My fave food pairs…tomatoes & balsamic vinegar, bananas & peanut butter, dried cranberries & kale.

    I don’t drink coffee, wondering if something like eco (similar to postum, but they don’t sell postum anymore) would work to replace instant coffee?

  2. Lisa says:

    I think macaroons are the only type of dessert I haven’t really tried out yet. And I’m not sure why because I am obsessed with coconut…and coffee to add to that. So this is so my type of Dessert.
    I have a lot of favourite food pairs. Peanut butter + chocolate, coffee + cinnamon, coconut + pumpkin. I good go on…

  3. I love coconut too, and would you believe we’ve got 4 sitting in our kitchen right now! Using them for these for sure – they look delicious :)

  4. Michelle says:

    I LOVE THAT COCONUT SHIRT! Hahaha it really is perfect. And this cookie looks DIVINE!

  5. Oooo this would be a perfect dessert to bring to one of my bookclub meetings! and my favorite pairing would probably be chocolate and peanut butter… just can’t go wrong.

  6. Maddie says:

    These look awesome!

    Your coconut obsession rivals mine (my favorite pastime is making coconut butter in my vitamix)! I actually love coconut butter and peanut butter (I got the idea to add peanut butter and coconut butter from you, since you do banana peanut butter and banana coconut butter, seems logical). Chocolate and cinnamon are also really delicious together – like in a mousse or one of your tofu puddings :)

    Also I laughed out loud at “opportunity(?)” comment.

  7. Rebecca says:

    Oh my goodness! Where can I buy that shirt??? Recipe looks great too of course :)

  8. These look awesome! I used to really hate coconut but now I love it. Especially coconut butter. :) But, you’re right, loving it more than chocolate would be taking it just a little too far 😉

  9. Gina Sengupta says:

    I need that shirt like I need a chocolate dipped macaroon! Please who is the manufacturer?

  10. Tammela says:

    Yum! I love: PB + banana, PB + chocolate, almonds + dried cranberries, sweet potatoes + cumin, and so many more combinations.

  11. Amanda says:

    PB&J is my favorite. One of my favorite questions to ask people is : if you could eat just one meal what would it be? My answer is PB&J – wheat bread, smooth peanut butter, grape jelly.

    Thanks, as always, for your awesome posts, Katie.

    1. Vienna says:

      anunrefinedvegan did PB&J themed recipes for Oct 2013’s Vegan MoFo. Sweet and savory!

      1. Vienna says:

        *meant Sept.

      2. Amanda says:

        Wow! Thanks for letting me know. I checked it out and will be using some of those recipes.

  12. Melissa says:

    Yum, sounds great! Some of my favorite combos are: cereal and yogurt, fruit and yogurt, veggies with hummus and coffee and flavored syrup!

  13. Emily says:

    These look amazing!!! I have two questions though: can I make these without the coffee (not a fan) and can I make the with sweetened coconut minus the sweetener?
    Cinnamon sugar is probably one of my favorite combos. That and anything fruity covered in chocolate. (Except citrus. Blech)

  14. Kaira says:

    Chocolate and coconut is one of my favorite pairs. Other favorites are pumpkin and chocolate, coffee and chocolate, and chocolate and raspberry. Notice something in common with all of those?

  15. Geez Katie! If your recipes get ANY more like my tastebuds, I’m going to eat my screen lol! These are all three of my fave flavors in ONE bite!:) I love these! I’ve decided I could live off chocolate and coconut if I had too:) I actually flavor my green smoothies with espresso beans, coconut and chocolate lol- it’s that bad!:)

  16. Grace says:

    one of my favorite food pairs is yogurt and peanut butter!

  17. I love how glossy the chocolate is in the first photo. Now, if only I could reach through this computer screen and eat them :)

  18. sheri says:

    These were very good Thanks for a yummy recipe
    came at just the right time I was looking for a recipe

  19. Val says:

    These look sooo good. My favorite food combos? Probably chocolate + coffee. Yummm

  20. Jessica says:

    Chocolate, peanut butter and banana as well as avocado and pineapple. Or just about any sweet-salty pairing.

  21. Looks delicious! I like the addition of coffee, I bet that gives some real depth to the chocolate flavor!

  22. Erin says:

    Wow! I just made these for a bunch of friends coming over. Rave reviews! The entire tray was gone in three minutes flat 😛

  23. Georgina says:

    Just a quick question. Your recipes all look awesome – have tried a couple – and they are keepers. I just made my first batch of coconut milk this morning using shredded unsweetened coconut. I now have a bowl of coconut (that has literally been rung out). Can I still use it for the coconut qualities in coconut dessert recipes? Or should I use it more as a filler in recipes and in my daily smoothies & salads? I would appreciate your input!

    1. Sorry, I’ve never actually done it, myself, so I don’t know.

  24. I love your Mocha-Coco-Macaroons. Can I Pin it?

  25. Laura says:

    Made them! Though I forgot the vanilla and didn’t dip them in chocolate..yet. They are really good! Very rich and I love the texture.

  26. Chocolate, coffee AND coconut sound like all my favourite things come together :D! That shirt is pretty cool too haha

  27. Brittany says:

    Chocolate covered grasshoppers? Your joking…..right? Someone actually devised such an idea?

    I love chocolate on chocolate. MMMMMM. But once I did try chocolate covered potato chips and it was disgustingly delicious.

  28. susan says:

    I like peanut butter and dill pickle sand
    wiches, carrots and peanut butter, greek yogurt with peanut butter and low sugar jam. Yep, I love peanut butter

  29. Melody says:

    Hey Kaite!!! Ive been craving a single serving lemon poppy seed cake like you would find from costco!! Can you PLEASE come up with a recipe for it?! I haven’t had one in years because I cant find a good HEALTHY recipe for one! Hope all is well!!

    1. Can put it on my growing list of things to try :)

  30. Shani says:

    awww I got so excited when you started putting (gram) measurements after the volumes in your recipes, living in Australia without access to American cup measures, but you didn’t for this one :(

  31. Love all your recipes. Will be trying this one , also love chocolate & coconut!!!…You are very inspiring, making people really want to get in the kitchen & have fun & then have something yummy to eat……Thanks for all your hard work~~~~~~

  32. Veronika says:

    Dark chocolate and orange! My favourite combination in the world. :)

  33. Jen La says:

    Wow–these look fantastic!!! Can’t wait to try them!!!
    PLEASE ask Austin where she got the t-shirt! I googled it & could not find it

    1. Jen La says:

      Sorry – some of my reply is missing?!
      Ask your friend in Austin about the T-shirt! I want one!
      Did she make it herself?

  34. Kathy says:

    These look delicious! I love coconut and chocolate but I have to say the classic peanut butter and chocolate is probably my favorite!

  35. Diana says:

    These are dangerously delicious… I say dangerously, because I just love coconut but even without any dded fat these are still quite fatty from the coconut itself. I’m trying to restrain myself from eating them all at once! :) Thank you for yet another awesome recipe!
    My fave food pairs would be apple and cinnamon, chocolate and peanut butter, honey and walnuts, tahini and honey, only to name a few.

  36. Haley Todd says:

    Totally trying this one! Katie, I feel so blessed to have found your Amazing blog. You are such a wonderful woman! :-)

  37. Lillybeth says:

    Wonderful! I added coconut cream to the chocolate as it melted, because mine wouldn’t melt properly, so they stuck to the wax paper a bit. Gorgeous – just don’t eat too late at night if you’re sensitive to coffee and cocoa like me. >wide awake<

  38. Swiftie22 says:

    I just made these for my family today… and they were INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS!

    They were gone in like, 5 minutes, though. :)

  39. Caroline says:

    Ever heard of or tried Wonderfully Raw CocoRoons? They’re raw, vegan, gluten free…and found at most health food stores and I think Whole Foods has them too. Brownie and Vanilla Maple are my favorite flavors!

  40. You can’t beat coconut and lime as a flavour combination, but mocha runs a close second. These macaroons look gorgeous!

  41. Vrinda says:

    Hi Katie,

    I am a vegan who loves to cook and bake. So glad I found you! Today is Deepavali (like Christmas to Indians) and I plan to make all my treats to give away from your blog.

  42. Shannon Valerio says:

    I made a double batch of these today, but only put in half coconut, replacing the other half with oats. Just to be little more after-school snack friendly. They are awesome! Will make the real deal for Christmas treats. Maybe dipped in green and red sprinkles?

  43. Olenka says:

    They are ridiculously tasty!!! Heaven!!!! I substitute stevia and maple syrup with dark honey and used 85% Lindt for dipping. Awesome!!! Thanx a lot!!!!

    1. Thanks for letting me know. Unfortunately, it happens every day :(

  44. Rachel says:

    Katie, I was wondering if there is something else you can use as a sweetener. I am trying to make my family happy AND cook healthy. I don’t buy agave or maple syrup that often, but I don’t want to use sugar or Stevia. Thanks

  45. A,nnette watson says:

    I totally love coffee with peanutbutter and chocolate ..

  46. Catherine says:

    Mine turned out slightly gooey in the middle, but the outside was crusted. Mmm so delicious! Thanks for the recipe, I will be making them again soon! :)