Coconut Puffs (Macaroons)

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These treats are more commonly known as coconut macaroons, but as a kid, I always called them coconut puffs. Whatever you call them, they're slightly sweet, crunchy on the outside, and chewy on the inside.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 154
Fat 7g
Saturated fat 6g
Carbohydrates 22g
Sodium 107mg
Fiber 2g
Protein 3g
Cholesterol 8mg

Coconut Puffs (Macaroons)

24 macaroons
Servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (14-oz.) bag sweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 TB. all-purpose flour
  • 1 TB. vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg whites
  • [1/4] tsp. salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, sweetened coconut flakes, all-purpose flour, and vanilla extract.

In another large bowl, and using an electric mixer on high speed, blend egg whites and salt for about 4 minutes or until white peaks form.

In three batches, gently fold coconut mixture into beaten egg whites.

Spoon coconut mixture about 3 tablespoons at a time in mounds on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 25 minutes or until macaroons are golden brown.

Using a spatula, transfer macaroons to a flat surface to cool.

Serve at room temperature.

Tasty Tip
For extra decadence, drizzle the puffs with melted dark chocolate before serving.

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