Coconut Macaroons

Coconut lime macaroons with white chocolate

Coconut macaroons are a classic that reminds me of my childhood but these coconut lime macaroons with white chocolate are a jazzed up version of these. The lime adds a sharpness which is controlled by the honey and vanilla and the chocolate binds it all together. I really enjoy these since they are not too sweet and there is only a few ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • Grated zest of 1 lime
  • 120g desiccated coconut
  • 50g white chocolate

Preparation

The night before:

  1. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form and add the lime zest, honey and vanilla.
  2. Stir in the coconut and mix until well combined.
  3. Line a tray with grease proof paper and shape the coconut mixture into small balls and place on sheet.
  4. Cover and leave overnight in the fridge to firm up.

Before serving:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Place the tray in the hot oven for approx 10mins until the coconut is turning golden.
  3. Remove the coconut macaroons from the oven and allow to cool.
  4. Meanwhile melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  5. Drizzle the chocolate over the macaroons.
  6. Place in fridge for approx 10mins to chill harden the chocolate.

The coconut lime macaroons with white chocolate are perfect served with a topping of grated lime zest. The mixture is crumbly to eat so make sure you eat over a plate otherwise there will be coconut crumbs all over the floor!

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