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Almond and Chocolate Macaroons

It’s secret recipe club reveal day!  My favorite day of the month, I love seeing all the different recipes everyone chooses to make.  Today, I am sharing these Almond and Chocolate Macaroons.
 

My assigned blog this moth was Debra’s blog, Eliot’s Eats.  She’s got a ton of great recipes on her blog, so be sure to check it out if you have time.

 
Debra had a few different recipes I thought about making, but in the end, I made my decision based on the fact I was craving something sweet and I had all the ingredients for her Coconut Macaroon Tartlets in my pantry…

 
I changed up the recipe a bit to make it simpler.  (I ended up using my recipe for coconut macaroons, since it’s just 4 ingredients.)  For the chocolate, I used the leftover sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips to make the fudge-y chocolate center.  I did have a tiny bit of trouble melting the chocolate for the macaroons.  I couldn’t find my my Pampered Chef Micro cooker, (I’ve been using it for melting chocolate in the microwave for at least 10 yrs) and kept over-cooking the chocolate.  I didn’t realize what a difference the microwave cooker makes.  The chocolate still tasted yummy, but the consistency was a little off…
 
 
 

I’ve had this little tart making tool for over ten years and finally used it for its intended purpose!  (I’ve mostly been using it to squoosh stuff…)

 

 

 

Almond and Chocolate Macaroons  See the original recipe here on Eliot’s Eats

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 cups of Shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract (one for the macaroons and one for the chocolate)
  • 2/3 bag of chocolate morsels (milk or semi sweet – your choice
  • rest of the 14 or 16 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • Almonds (whole or chopped- I think next time, I’ll use chopped.)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F and thoroughly grease a mini muffin tin. 
  2. Stir the flour and coconut together in a large mixing bowl until the coconut is coated with flour. Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, mix well. 
  3. Add a generous spoonful of the coconut mixture to the wells of the muffin tin.
  4. Use a spoon, your fingers or a tartlet tool to form the tartlets in the pan.  Dampen the tool in between uses to keep the coconut mixture from sticking.
  5.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the tartlets are golden brown. Remove from the muffin pan and place on a cooling rack to cool.
  6. While the macaroons are cooling, mix the rest of the sweetened condensed milk and the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 15 to 30 second intervals stirring in between until the chocolate is smooth.
  7. Add the tsp of vanilla and mix together until everything is well mixed.
  8. Add a spoonful of the chocolate to the center of each tart and top with almonds.  Work quickly, before the fudge begins to set.  (add the leftover fudge to a wax paper lined small dish, once it has hardened you can have a bit of fudge too!)

 

Almond and Chocolate Macaroons... Yum, fudge and macaroons combined!

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12 Comments

  1. Yum these look delicious. Perfect little bites! Pinning to remember

  2. These are just pretty. Love them…great little dainty to serve guests. pinned. found at whatever goes wed. Have a great week.

  3. Don't you love kitchentools that you finally can use for their intended purpose (even 10 years later!) I just finished lunch and sure wish I had a few of these to enjoy right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I want to live in your pantry if you have these ingredients on hand all the time! ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you made these and I love your twist. Thanks for stopping by EEs.

  5. Little bites of sweetness. Perfect for when you just need a little something….

  6. Fantastic! Love this twist on a macaroon! And thanks for the Microwave Potato Chips and Brazilian Lime Cocktail recipes – both were divine!

  7. These look absolutely delicious! Love that they are little cups! Debra's blog is wonderful. Great SRC pick!

  8. I love this idea of making macaroons into a little cup and then filling them…especially when that filling involves chocolate!

  9. These are just lovely! With the almond on top, they remind me of inside-out Almond Joys. YUM! And I hear you on melting chocolate – it can be so hard not to overcook it! I get impatient every time I need to melt it and remind myself that it's better to go very slow than to have to start over. Never heard of the micro cooker – I hope they still sell them so we can both get one!