Passover Macaroons Recipe

Plate of coconut macaroons
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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Three dozen (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
184 Calories
10g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Three 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.)

If you use Kosher ingredients and follow the rules of Kosher cooking, this is the perfect treat for Passover.


  • 3 eggs (yolks and whites separated)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups shredded coconut
  • Optional: 2 squares (2 ounces) Kosher chocolate (unsweetened or semi-sweet)

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.

  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  3. Separate the whites from the yolks. Set the yolks aside for another use. Beat the egg whites until they are light and fluffy.

  4. Gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Beat until the egg white peaks are very stiff. Hand stir in the coconut.

  5. Drop the coconut mixture in rounded teaspoons full. They should be at least 2 inches apart on the parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

  6. Bake the macaroons approximately 19 to 20 minutes.

  7. Allow them to cool completely and then carefully remove them from the parchment paper.

Recipe Variations

  • For chocolate macaroons, melt chocolate in the microwave. Add the 2 squares of melted chocolate to the batter before baking.
  • This recipe may be halved. Just divide the batter in half only adding only 1 square of chocolate to the batter.

Keeping Kosher

To keep “Kosher” during Passover, there are several rules to follow when preparing and consuming food. The rules that pertain more to desserts are:

  • When possible, try to use products that are certified Kosher especially items like salt.

  • You should not use the same cutting board that has been used for meat.

  • Make sure any fruits and vegetables you make desserts with are clean and insect free.

  • No leavening agents are allowed. Therefore, foods like breads and cakes should be avoided.

  • Only Kosher wines and juices are allowed at this time.

  • To get a much better understanding of cooking Kosher, be sure to visit  Kosher Cooking.