These coconut almond no bake macaroons are delicious, coconutty bite sized treats you can make in 10 minutes.

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:

Coconut almond no bake macaroons

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

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

Coconut almond macaroons

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 = tropical vacation.


Coconut almond no bake macaroons

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Coconut Almond No Bake Macaroons

Servings: 10 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
These Coconut Almond No Bake Macaroons are delicious, coconutty bite sized treats you can make in 10 minutes.


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons almond meal
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk


  • Combine coconut, almond meal, chopped almonds and salt in a medium bowl. Stir together.
  • Add remaining ingredients except for milk and stir together with a spatula or your hands.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Keep refrigerated.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Lightly adapted from Edible Perspective
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  1. Thank you for a great recipe. They go well with a glass of coconut water.
    I added a table spoon of homemade orange marmalade for an added flavour.

  2. I LOVE how easy these are to make and that there is not a lot of sweetener or almond flour. I didn’t have coconut butter (and didn’t want to wake the littles with the food processor) so I used approx. 1TBS cashew butter and 1/2 TBS coconut oil. I heated the honey, coconut oil, and cashew butter slightly to mix them together with the vanilla extract (subbed for almond extract, too). I used chopped pecans instead of almonds. They definitely packed into the TBS and popped out with a little tap. They didn’t however stay together when picking them up. I’ll see if that changed after being refrigerated though. It doesn’t really matter to me though; they taste so good that I don’t think I’m going to bother shaping them next time….maybe I’ll just press them into a thin bar, place in fridge, then break off pieces…..or just eat with a spoon at room temperature (I know my boys would like that!). Thanks for a fun, versatile, and healthy recipe :-)

  3. 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.

    1. 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?

      1. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

    1. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.