Coconut-haystack macaroons



15 min


20 macaroons

* PLUS Baking Time: 18 minutes

With strands of coconut tangled together, these chewy gems look like mini-haystacks. Once baked, they’re incredible as is or dipped in chocolate.


  • 2 egg whites , at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 200-g pkg sweetened desiccated coconut , preferably No Name, about 4 cups


  • Preheat oven to 300F (150C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using an electric mixer on medium-high, beat egg whites with salt until frothy, about 1 min. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form when beaters are lifted, 4 to 7 more min. Fold in vanilla and coconut. Drop 2 tbsp (30 mL) of coconut mixture on parchment. Repeat with remaining mixture, placing 1 in. (2.5 cm) apart.
  • Bake in centre of oven until edges of macaroons are golden, 18 to 20 min. Remove baking sheet to a rack. Cool completely. Store macaroons in an airtight container at room temperature up to a week.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 88,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g,
  • Fat
  • 5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg.

Chocolate-dipped: Chop 6 oz (168 g) chocolate. Place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium, stirring halfway through until almost melted, 2 to 3 min. Remove and stir until smooth. Partially dunk cooled macaroons in chocolate and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet until chocolate sets.