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White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Coconut Macaroons for Passover

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |


These chewy coconut macaroon cookies are easy to mix together, and they don’t contain flour or leavening of any kind, which makes them the perfect Passover treat. A twist on the classic, which you may see dipped in milk or dark chocolate, these contain vanilla bean flecks and are drizzled with white chocolate. They pair perfectly with berries for a white chocolate raspberry profile, too.

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Coconut Macaroons

1 large vanilla bean
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
3 ounces white chocolate, for melting
raspberries for garnish, if desired

Preheat your oven to 325º F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment.

Split the vanilla bean pod down the center with a knife. Use the dull edge of the knife to scrape out all the seeds. Add them to a large bowl along with the egg whites and sugar and whisk until blended. Stir in the shredded coconut until completely coated with the egg white mixture.

Scoop the coconut mixture onto the lined baking sheet with a cookie scoop, creating about 1.5″ diameter balls. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the coconut starts to turn a golden brown on the edges. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Melt the chocolate in a double broiler. Drizzle lightly over the macaroons. Garnish with raspberries.

Makes 2 dozen macaroons.

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson

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Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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2 thoughts on “White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Coconut Macaroons for Passover

  1. Rachel @ Bakerita says:

    These look amazing and so easy! I may have to whip these up for our passover seder. Delicious.

  2. Saif says:

    I am quite new in passover this year. That’s why looking for some special food items. Really got something special from you here.
    Wishing you a happy Passover.
    You can take a look at this passover message: goo.gl/lFsMZ on this celebration. Very unique one.

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