Coconut, Coconut, Coconut! This is such an amazing ingredient and not only is great for food, you can also use it for scrubs and fragrances. I have another blog that is titled toasted coconut, and this is great to have and top other dishes off with them. I can guarantee that I will have plenty of coconut recipes in this blog.
In the meantime, I will say you’re welcome for this recipe, OMG is it tasty. I will say that it is not dietary and for that I am sorry, but it is very worth the cheat. When I was young, my dad used to eat coco rayado, which is coconut in a syrup with cream cheese or gouda cheese. It sounds weird, but it was good. This was the start of my love for coconut and then I moved on to mounds. When I discovered chocolate and coconut together, I went to heaven (LOL).
I have had macaroons before with chocolate and without, but I wanted to make some that were different and a little inspired by the Latin culture, so I decided to add rum. Even though they do not have actual rum, boy do they taste like they do! Any feed back will be appreciated!
INGREDIENTS – MAKES ABOUT 24 – 30 MACAROONS
- Coconut – shredded, sweetened, 6 cups
- Coconut flour – 2/3 cup
- Salt – ½ teaspoon
- Condensed sweetened milk – 14 ounce can
- Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
- Rum extract – 2 teaspoons
HOW TO MAKE IT…
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
- In a large bowl, add the coconut, coconut flour and salt and mix well
- Add the condensed sweet milk, the vanilla extract and the rum extract and mix everything together well
- On a baking sheet with parchment paper, spoon some of the mixture into small amounts (about a tablespoon each)
- Bake for 11-12 minutes until you see some of the coconut flakes toasting
- Remove from the heat and let cool
- If you want to add chocolate over them, melt the chocolate and with a spoon, drizzle all over the top of the macaroon
Tips: You can add some edible glitter or sprinkles on top for a more festive look; you can also try some white chocolate or candy melts in different colors depending on the occasion