5-Ingredient Matcha Coconut Macaroons combine a nutty coconut flavor, with earthy matcha, and a chocolate drizzle to balance it all out. They’re grain free, refined sugar free, and so easy to make. But also so pretty, so all your friends will be super impressed!
Sounds delicious right? Well I need your help! I entered these 5-ingredient matcha coconut macaroons into a recipe contest with Kiss Me Organics, and the person with the most votes wins!
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Alright, now that we have the logistics squared away, let’s get back to these 5-Ingredient Matcha Coconut Macaroons. All you have to do is blend up unsweetened coconut flakes in your food processor. Once they break down you’ll add vanilla, honey and matcha. I tried to keep the amount of honey on the lower end, but definitely don’t skimp on this. It helps to balance out the earthy flavor of the matcha. If you want to kick the sweetness up a notch, you can add a half tablespoon of honey at a time or reduce the amount of matcha you use.
When you go to spoon the 5-Ingredient Matcha Coconut Macaroons onto your baking sheet, make sure to really press the dough into the tablespoon. Then, hold it over the pan, and give it one big shake to kind of plop it out and maintain the dome shape. If it falls apart, just push the crumbles back together. They’ll still taste really good!
Once the edges of the macaroons start to brown, remove them from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Don’t rush this process, unless it’s to break a macaroon in half and taste one. If you try to add the chocolate before your 5-ingredient coconut macaroons are cooled off, they’ll just fall apart.
To melt your chocolate, simply break a chocolate bar up into squares and place in a microwave safe dish. Melt for 30 seconds at a time, mixing in between. If you over do it, you can add a bit of coconut oil to thin the mixture back up. All that’s left is spreading a chocolate layer across the bottom of each, placing on parchment paper to dry, and drizzling chocolate across the top.
I hope you love these 5-Ingredient Matcha Coconut Macaroons as much as I do. And don’t forget to please VOTE FOR ME! If you liked this recipe, then you’d probably love the Copycat Hail Merry Chocolate Coconut Macaroons I posted a while back too. You can check those out here.
- 1.5 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp Kiss Me Organics Culinary Matcha
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 bar dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prep baking sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray.
Blend coconut flakes in food processor until they start to break down and stick together. You're looking for a doughy texture without being completely smooth like coconut butter.
Add vanilla, honey and matcha and pulse a few times to mix together.
While blending, add in coconut oil to help everything stick together.
Spoon mixture 1 tablespoon at a time onto cooking sheet. In order to create the dome shape, press the mixture into the tablespoon and shake out over baking sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool for at least 15 minutes before adding chocolate.
While macaroons are cooling, melt your chocolate. Place in a microwave safe bowl and melt for :30 second intervals. Stir each time. You may need to add a little bit of coconut oil if your chocolate isn't getting drippy enough.
Spread chocolate across the bottom of each macaroon and on a parchment lined plate or baking sheet. Once the bottom of each is coated, drizzle the remaining chocolate over the top!
Enjoy immediately or save in the freezer for later! Just remove them from the freezer 1 hour before you're ready to eat!
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