Peanut Butter Coconut Macaroons

A while ago I shared these Peanut Butter Coconut Macaroons over at my sister-in-law’s blog Sweet Treats and More while she was busy moving.

Since Kristy is my sister-in-law I can tell you everything you need to know about her. Like that her husband called her the Peanut Butter Princess when they were dating. She has definitely lived up to the name which is why I love her so much.

Now we’ve all had macaroons, but I wanted to try making peanut butter macaroons for the Peanut Butter Princess. Remember when I fell in love with coconut peanut butter while in Hawaii? Ever since then I’ve been waiting to combine the two flavors. Of course you could use coconut peanut butter if you wanted to up the coconut factor but reality is that most of us don’t have coconut peanut butter readily accessible. These are so easy and turned out phenomenal.
Peanut Butter Macaroons | The Girl Who Ate Everything

Peanut Butter Macaroons | The Girl Who Ate EverythingStart by adding some sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, and vanilla to coconut mixture. You could definitely try using half almond and half vanilla extract.

Peanut Butter Macaroons | The Girl Who Ate EverythingMix it all together; the easiest way is to use your hands.
Peanut Butter Macaroons | The Girl Who Ate EverythingUse a cookie scooper to scoop golf sized balls of the mixture onto your parchment lined cookie sheets. This is a good size because the outside gets crispy and toasted while the inside is still soft.

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Now these are perfectly good all by themselves. Chewy, peanut butter-y, perfect.

But I can hear it already, “Christy! What these really need is chocolate on top.”Peanut Butter Macaroons | The Girl Who Ate Everything

So if you want, feel free to add a little drizzle of chocolate on top.

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Peanut Butter Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (or 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp almond)

Drizzle:

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. This is a must!
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, coconut and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Pour mixture over coconut and use your hands to combine.
  3. Use a cookie scooper to scoop balls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about golf ball size.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until coconut is toasted.
  5. For the drizzle: In a small microwave safe bowl add the chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave in 30 second increments until melted, stirring in between. Using a fork, drizzle the macaroons with the chocolate. Let chocolate set or speed it up by placing in the fridge for a couple of minutes.

Notes

Source: adapted from the plain coconut macaroons from Allrecipes

 

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  1. Love this idea! Peanut butter, coconut and chocolate? Perfection 🙂

  2. Oh wow, I’ve got my drool on!
    ‘love & hugs from afar’

  3. I’m obsessed with peanut butter and coconut and chocolate… yum! I seriously need to get my hands on a jar of coconut peanut butter soon 🙂

  4. YUM! I made regular macaroons once but didn’t like the addition of almond extract. I do love peanut butter and coconut so I’ll surely be giving these ones a try! You and your sister-in-law seem so similar! Thanks, Christy 🙂

  5. Since I do not like chocolate, instead of chocolate chips will use peanut butter ones instead 🙂

  6. Beth Pastorino says:

    Since I dislike chocolate will make using peanut butter chips 🙂

  7. Greatest macaroons ever, love these!

  8. I’m loving the peanut butter aspect of these macaroons! Sweet and salty calls to me!

  9. These look so delightful! I can’t stop the urge to make them right this minute!

  10. Oh how perfect! I’m loving these 🙂

  11. Could you replace the shortening in the chocolate with coconut oil?

  12. This sounds wonderful. I will try the recipe as is, them I’d like to try it with peanut butter chips instead of jar peanut butter. I know both will be awesome, I just need to satisfy my curiosity. Thanks for the recipe!