I love coconut. Coconut oil, dessicated coconut, shredded coconut. And I’ve just tried baking with coconut sugar for the first time. The great thing about coconut sugar is it has a lower glycemic index than white sugar…and it subs 1:1 in recipes!
I’ve been making coconut macroons for a long time, but never before have they had such a caramelised, sticky taste about them or so much intense coconut flavour. If you feel like a sweet treat, these are easy to whip up and only require the use of an oven so there’s no extra appliances needed. They are ideal for something to take to a friends house for afternoon tea.
My daughter loves them and has been begging for more since she returned from preschool!
Just to clarify: these are not macarons of the zumbo variety…instead a coconut sticky mess that bakes into a divine crunchy caramelised coconut treat.
If you only have dessicated coconut you can use that instead of the shredded as well. I only buy shredded coconut and blitz it in my blender to make dessicated as I need it.