Saturday, September 17, 2011

Easy Cherry Coconut Macaroons - Simple Saturday

Maybe I made these toasted balls of coconut and dried cherries because I just wanted to eat them. Maybe I did.
Easy Cherry Coconut Macaroons

However, you might like them for a serving at a nice High Tea, or a brunch, or bringing to the School/Church/Work potluck or bake sale.They would be perfect for traveling, or lunch boxes. I can think of a thousand reasons you would like to whip up these crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside, sweet and tangy poppers.I should probably warn you; don't taste them before you serve them or there may not be any left for others.
You will only need one bowl, it all gets mixed in together at the same time. It bakes in 10-12 minutes. They can be made days ahead. Is there a word that means easier than easy?


1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg white

2 Tbls. Dried Cherries (chopped)

pinch of salt

1) Using the tines of a fork (or your hand) mix and mash all the ingredients together. Keep mixing until it's moist enough to hold together in a large ball.

2) Break into Teaspoon size balls, roll in your hand and place onto a parchment lined baking pan.

3) Bake in preheated 350F oven for about 10-12 minutes until the outside has a toasty color.
Let cool on the baking sheet.

Keep in an airtight container for several days - or eat most of them yourself while watching television. What? Whaaaat? Who would do that?


lynn said...

mmm that IS easy! i'm cuckoo for coonut.

Kevin (BBQ Smoker Site) said...

Great take on a classic recipe! Love the addition of cherries and will be giving these a try very soon!

Unknown said...

Hmmmm..."cuckoo for coconut"??? Too early in the morning for THAT!!!! LOL.

But... I wonder if replacing the cherries with dried candied pineapple would give them a Pina Colada flair?