Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Macaroon Recipe

Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Macaroon Recipe
Public Lives, Secret Recipes

Most people don’t understand the difference between a macaron & a macaroon. Of course, they realize there are two separate types: one with coconut & the other a cute little patty but they truly don’t understand the spelling associated with each. A macaron, made from almond meal, is a delicate French pastry resembling that of a mini hamburger, in pastel colors of course! While a macaroon, as seen in this post, is a coconut based treat typically enjoyed on Passover as there is no flour in the recipe. As someone who believes all desserts should look as good as they taste, I was on a hunt to make macaroons as visually appealing as macarons.

The task, which I thought would take me several recipe to figure out, I was able to achieve on my first attempt! After whipping the egg whites & combining with sweetened coconut shreds I considered adding some food coloring as that would easily do the trick. Yet that seemed like the easy way out. Instead I searched through my pantry (which looks like a Costco warehouse…) and came across some raspberry jam I had previously used for this recipe. Just 2 tbsp of this red flavored jam combined with the egg whites & coconut flour resulted in a stunning pink color. While the food coloring would have done just the same, this attempt for a prettier treat resulted in not only that but a more delicious treat as well!


  • 3 large eggs, whites only
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 2 tbsp strawberry or raspberry jam
  • ½ tbsp honey
  • optional: mini choco. chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In large mixing bowl, whip egg whites on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form (roughly 4 minutes if using mixer). Add in remaining ingredients. Stir together with baking spatula.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Shape macaroons with your hands until roughly 1-2 in. in diameter. Place on baking sheet ½ in. from one another & bake for 14-16 minutes, until golden brown. Serve & enjoy!

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