Passover Macaroons

Plate of coconut macaroons
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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 dozen (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
184 Calories
10g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 dozen (12 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 184
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 3g
Calcium 14mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Whether or not you use Kosher ingredients and follow the rules of Kosher cooking, this is the perfect treat for Passover. Coconut macaroons are the ideal dessert during the holiday as they do not contain any flour or other forbidden Passover foods, but offer a delicious sweet ending to the meal. The egg whites are beaten until light and fluffy, and then combined with sugar and vanilla and whipped into stiff peaks. The shredded coconut is added and the mixture, is dropped onto baking sheets, and baked until slightly golden and some of the coconut is crispy.

You can add melted chocolate to the batter if you would like to make chocolate macaroons, drizzle melted chocolate over the baked macaroons, or dip them into melted chocolate after the macaroons come out of the oven.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they are light and fluffy.

  3. Gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Beat until the egg whites form very stiff peaks. Stir in the coconut by hand.

  4. Drop the coconut mixture by rounded teaspoons onto the lined baking sheets, placing them at least 2 inches apart.

  5. Bake the macaroons about 20 minutes, until they are slightly golden and some of the coconut is crispy.

  6. Allow them to cool completely and then carefully remove them from the parchment paper. Store for up to 1 week in an air-tight container at room temperature, or for longer storage, wrap individually in plastic wrap and freeze.

Recipe Variations

  • To make chocolate macaroons, melt the 2 squares of chocolate in the microwave. Add to the batter and mix thoroughly before baking.
  • You can also use the melted chocolate to drizzle on top of the baked macaroons or dunk the bottom of the macaroon in the melted chocolate to create a little chocolate base. Let the chocolate harden before storing.
  • This recipe may be halved. Just divide the batter in half only adding only 1 square of chocolate to the batter, if you choose to make chocolate macaroons.

Keeping Kosher

To keep “Kosher” during Passover, there are several rules to follow when preparing and consuming food, some that just pertain to desserts. During the 7- or 8-day holiday, no leavening agents are allowed. Therefore, foods like breads and cakes should be avoided and ingredients such as flour, baking powder, and yeast cannot be incorporated into recipes. When possible, try to use products that are certified Kosher for Passover, even items like salt.