Coconut almond no bake macaroons

Do you know the difference between a macaroon and a macaron? Because here I was, completely confused why some people were spelling it with two “o’s” and others with one. But then sometimes the 1 “o” spelling would be associated with the coconut ones and other times the egg white cookie sandwich looking ones even further throwing me off. So in case you’re all confused like me, here is the official statement on these things:

These are macaroons. These are macarons. Wikipedia, it knows all.

Two o’s or one, they’re both insanely delicious.

These just happen to be way less complex than their egg white, pastry piping bag and filling cousin, the macaron.

Ashley recently found a way to make these coconut delights no bake. So I copied. Except I ditched the chocolate peanut butter route and went full out coconut/almond.

Remember those coconut popsicles with the grainy pieces of shredded coconut inside? I say remember like they don’t exist anymore, which I’m sure they do, I just haven’t had one since I was a kid. But yeah, these taste exactly like those. And those taste exactly like a tropical vacation. Therefore these = tropcial vacation.

Convinced?

You should be.

4.5 from 2 reviews

Coconut Almond No Bake Macaroons
 
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No bake coconut bite sized treats in 10 minutes.
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Recipe type: dessert, macaroons
Serves: 10 macaroons
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons almond meal
  • 1½ tablespoons coconut butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ tablespoon milk
Instructions
  1. Combine coconut, almond meal, chopped almonds and salt in a medium bowl. Stir together.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except for milk and stir together with a spatula or your hands.
  3. If you need it, (if mixture comes together enough without it, omit) add the milk so that the dough is of a consistency that will stick together enough and hold it’s shape.
  4. Fill a tablespoon with the mixture and pack down tightly. Carefully remove the mixture using your fingers to “pop” it out of the tablespoon onto a parchment lined sheet.
  5. Keep refrigerated.

Lightly adapted from Edible Perspective

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  1. 1

    I always wanted to know the difference between a macaroons and macarons. I like macaroons better! I would love to make these little cookie treats, but I do not have coconut butter, would coconut oil work?

    • 2
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      I probably would try a nut butter instead of coconut oil or maybe half and half instead. Or, make your own coconut butter b/c it’s just the coconut flakes swirled around in the food processor (like a nut butter) for a few minutes!

  2. 3

    Haha – I’ve actually always secretly wondered the difference myself but never wanted to ask. Thanks for shedding light on that situation for us kitchen dunces :)

  3. 4

    So pretty and delicate-looking! I went through a no-bake macaroon stage a few years ago where I combined coconut flakes with just about every type of sweetener/binder and flour combination I could come up with. I was calling them macaroons and had a French woman write in and give me a full lesson in terminology and food labeling :)

    • 5
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      Haha, I bet you did! The internet generally does not let that stuff slide ;) You should see some of the feedback on the one paleo recipe I have on here even though I was joking with most of the stuff I said about it in the post.

  4. 6

    I don’t believe I’ve ever had a macaron! But these macaroons certainly look delicious. Adding some chocolate would make them even more like an Almond Joy.

    • 7
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      I wanted to dip them in dark chocolate but I scavenged my pantry for a plain dark chocolate bar and came up empty handed! How tragic is that?!

  5. 8

    get in my belly!!!

  6. 9

    yum!!!!

  7. 10

    Macarons are tasty, but macaroons are much more on my level. I’ve never heard of those coconut popsicles you mention, but these little guys look delicious nonetheless. Tropical vacay? You’ve convinced me!

  8. 11

    I could go for a tropical vacation, but since I know that will not happen, I will give these a try!! They sound delicious!

  9. 12

    These look adorable! Little mounds of coconut deliciousness! Love it!

  10. 13

    YES! I am totally convinced, Gina! These look fab :)

  11. 14

    Oh wow, these look amazing! Lucky me, I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy almond extract…

    I’ve never had a macaron, I don’t believe, but I adore macaroons! And I don’t eat chocolate, so these are right up my alley.

  12. 15

    These look amazing. I think I need to make some ASAP! But I am with you – I know that I don’t have any chocolate in the house and to me coconut without chocolate is totally tragic. Gonna have to grab some chocolate tomorrow and whip these up. Thanks for sharing.

  13. 16

    Darn it and I was hoping you would throw up a recipe for macarons instead!! I soooo wished I like coconut. What is wrong with me?

    • 17
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      haha, I am NOT talented enough for the other kind! Funny enough, we were served those at a wedding this weekend which I shoved in my face the second the plate was down. I love those freakin things so much.

  14. 18

    Ugh I am so jealous! If I would have known about these prior to my wedding I would have totally had them there mainly just so I could eat them.

  15. 19

    I’m going home & making these. It’s going to happen.

  16. 20

    Oooh, yummy! I’ve been meaning to try these! I’ve also been meaning to give macarons a try for years now, but it’s much more likely that I’ll try these in the near future. They look so good! Plus I love coconut :D

  17. 21

    These look great! So funny about the one and two ‘o’s! I learned the hard way when I was corrected when ordering macarons and called them macaroooooons! The look I got from the guy behind the counter. Puhlease! Who knew!

  18. 22

    Hi, the picture looks delicious! I tried making it and the “dough” came out flaky and would not stick together (even after adding milk). Was yours flaky as well? I was not able to make “cookies” out of these ingredients. Thanks.

    • 23
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      Mine does not come out flaky when I make these. It’s not totally wet, but when stuffed into a tablespoon and “popped” out, it holds it’s shape no problem. Did you use the exact same ingredients or make any substitutions?

      • 24

        yes, followed your recipe exactly with all tablespoon/teaspoons for the ingredients; I will put it in the fridge to see if the “dough” will hold itself better. Thank you!

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