These Chocolate Coconut Macaroons are seriously delicious and the perfect easy Easter dessert. I host a lot of holiday meals, and sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all the cleaning, cooking and decorating I have to do. The solution? Dress up a store-bought dessert. Your guests will love it, and you can focus on other things.
I was in the grocery store this week, trying to come up with an easy Easter dessert. I found some pre-baked coconut macaroons in the bakery section and had an “aha” moment. I’ll just add a little chocolate, and these will be perfect–because chocolate makes everything better, right? I picked up two packages of macaroons and a bag of chocolate chips. At home, I simply melted about a cup of chocolate chips over a double boiler. I don’t actually have a double boiler, but I made one with a saucepan and a glass bowl.
Just add a few inches of water to your saucepan, set it over high heat and put your glass bowl on top. Once the water comes to a boil, add the chocolate chips to the glass bowl and they’ll start to melt in about a minute. Stir really well until fully melted.
You could also use a microwave, but the double boiler method feels fancy. Either way, set your macaroons on a cookie sheet covered with parchment or wax paper. Drizzle them with melted chocolate using a fork or spoon. How easy is that?
Coconut macaroons are delicious enough on their own, but the chocolate adds another level. I did a little taste test and decided these were yummy enough to deliver to the kids’ teachers for a little Easter treat. I know it’s not necessary, but we love our sweet teachers, and if I don’t get these out of my house now, I’ll eat them all.
You can download these Easter printable labels HERE. If you’d like your hand at making your own printables (it’s really pretty simple), take a look at this tutorial.And if you’re a fan of the coconut/chocolate combination, you might also enjoy these Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola Bars.
Have you finished playing Easter bunny yet? If not, take a peek at my Easter Basket Ideas–my go-to list of non-candy stuff your kids will actually use.
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