Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

These 3-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons are a coconut lover's dream. Ready in about 20 minutes and super easy to make, these little treats will be a guaranteed hit!

chocolate chip coconut macaroons

If you love coconut and have a sweet tooth, these Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons will be your new go-to recipe! These little treats are incredibly delicious, super easy to make, and require only 3 ingredients! I know this recipe for macaroons will become your new favorite!

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If you’ve ever tried my Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, you know I mean business when it comes to cookies! This new recipe for coconut macaroons ticks all the boxes. Few ingredients, quick and easy, and absolutely delicious! In this post, I’ll tell you exactly what ingredients you need, and walk you step by step through the process of making them. I will also answer some questions you may have.

Table of Contents
  1. Tips For Perfect Macaroons
  2. Ingredients Needed
  3. How To Make Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons
  4. Shopping List
  5. Common Questions
  6. Recipe Card
chocolate chip coconut macaroons served on a cake stand

Quick Tips for perfect macaroons

  • Use Parchment Paper or a Silicone Baking Mat: You don’t want to skip this! The parchment paper or the silicone mat will prevent your macaroons from sticking.
  • Use a Cookie Scoop for Even Sized Cookies: I love my mini cookie scoop. Makes my macaroons all the same size, and makes the forming of the macaroons easier.
  • Use a Wire Rack to Cool the Macaroons: Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer them over to the wire rack to cool completely.
ingredients for chocolate chip coconut macaroons including a can of sweetened condensed milk, a bag of sweetened coconut, and a bag of semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

Here are the 3 ingredients you need to make these macaroons:

  • Sweetened Coconut Flakes: I have only tried this recipe using Baker’s Angel Flake Sweetened Coconut. You will need a full 14 oz bag. Make sure it’s a fresh, unopened bag.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: You will need one 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Any brand will do, but I prefer Nestle or Ghirardelli.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: You’ll use one can of sweetened condensed milk.

How To Make Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons are a delicious and easy-to-make treat that the whole family will love. Here, I’ll walk you step-by-step through the recipe so that you end up with the most amazing macaroons ever. With only three simple ingredients, these macaroons are a snap to make and only take minutes to bake. So, let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather The Ingredients

Start gathering the ingredients. Here’s exactly what you’ll need:

  • Sweetened Flaked Coconut: a 14-ounce bag
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: a 12-ounce bag
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: a 14-ounce can

Step 2: Preheat The Oven

Place your baking racks in the middle two slots and then set your oven to preheat at 325°.

Step 3: Mix The Ingredients

Add the coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and condensed milk to a large mixing bowl. Then with a spoon or spatula, mix the ingredients until they are completely combined.

Step 4: Arrange The Macaroons On The Baking Sheets

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or a silicone liner. Then, using a cookie scoop, form the macaroons into small balls and place them on the baking sheet evenly spaced about 1 inch apart. You should be able to fit 20 macaroons on each baking sheet.

Step 5: Bake For 18 Minutes

Place the the baking sheets on the middle racks and bake for 18 minutes.

Step 6: Cool The Macaroons

Once the baking time has completed, remove the macaroons from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes. Once they are cool enough to handle, transfer them to a wire cooling rack and allow them to cool completely.

Step 7: Enjoy Your Macaroons

That was simple right? Not only are these wonderful treats easy to make but they’re even easier to enjoy! Now that you know how to make macaroons that will rival any bakery, it’s time to enjoy one. I hope your family loves them as much as my family does.

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chocolate chip coconut macaroons on a silicone baking sheet after cooking

Common Questions About Making Coconut Macaroons

What’s the difference between macaroons and macarons?

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to macaroons and macarons. Though both delicious and two of my favorite cookies, they are not the same by a long shot! Macaroons are made with shredded coconut, while macarons are made from almond meal. Macaroons are fairly easy to make (especially my recipe!), on the other hand, macarons are a bit more complicated, require patience, and they are something I still haven’t mastered! Working on it! If you’d like to read more on the subject, Masterclass does a great job at explaining the differences between macaroons and macarons.

how can I store my chocolate chip coconut macaroons?

I keep my macaroons at room temperature in any of my covered cookie/cake stands. You can also keep them in an air-tight container. I don’t personally keep them in the fridge since they only seem to last a couple of days around here! The kids always attack them. If you don’t think you’ll eat all of them in a couple of days, then you can place them in your fridge.

what can I drink with coconut macaroons?

These sweet treats can be enjoyed on their own, or accompanied by a cold glass of milk. I also enjoy them when drinking some hot tea, or even some coffee. You can serve these at a get-together, make them for your family, or keep them all to yourself! Any way you choose, they are delicious!

Quick Tip

Make sure to use the full 14 oz bag of coconut flakes or the macaroons will become runny in the oven.

chocolate chip coconut macaroons cooling on a rack

IT’S YOUR TURN TO MAKE THIS RECIPE for chocolate chip coconut macaroons!

Did you make these chocolate chip coconut macaroons yet? I think that this is the easiest and most delicious macaroon recipe out there, and I know you will absolutely love it! Let me know in the comments section below when you make them and how much you enjoyed them.

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, Sweetened Coconut Flakes, And Sweetened ​Condensed Milk

4.80 from 29 votes
40 macaroons
Cooking Method(s)
  • Baking
Oven Temp325°
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
18 minutes
Total Time
23 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
Tired of the same old cookies? These heavenly hybrids of two classic desserts are loaded with delicious chocolate chips and shredded coconut. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside these macaroons are made with only three simple ingredients and require little preparation. So if you’re looking for a quick and easy sweet treat, these can be whipped up in no time!
chocolate chip coconut macaroons

Essential Equipment

  • silicone baking mat
  • mini cake stand



  • Preheat oven to 325°.
    setting baking temperature to 325 for cooking chocolate chip coconut macaroons
  • Mix the coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and condensed milk in a large bowl. Make sure the mixture is well incorporated.
    mixing the ingredients for chocolate chip coconut macaroons
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or a Silpat silicone liner. Then use a cookie scoop to form the macaroons and place them on the baking sheet approximately 1 inch apart. You will make 2 baking sheets with 20 macaroons each.
    placing a scoop of chocolate chip coconut macaroon on a baking sheet
  • Bake in middle rack for 18 minutes.
    18 minute baking time and 325 temperature for chocolate chip coconut macaroons displayed on the oven
  • Let the macaroons cool on the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely. Enjoy!
    placing chocolate chip coconut macaroons on a cooling rack

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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17 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons”

  1. I have been making a similar recipe for many years (I found it in a newspaper many years ago.) The recipe originally called for 2/3 c of condensed milk, 2 cups of coconut, 1 cup of regular chocolate chips, baking powder, vanilla and salt. I was always frustrated with measuring 2/3 c of condensed milk, and the cookies always had a pool of condensed milk around the coconut and chocolate chips – they taste fine but the appearance is poor. This year, I decided to experiment with 14 oz of condensed milk, 2 1/2 c coconut, (after the 1st tray I added another 1/4 c for a total of 2 3/4 c) 1 cup mini chips and coconut extract. Pretty much the same result which is very disappointing. I just increased the temp 325 degrees to see if that helps but it’s the same result. Comments?

  2. 5 stars
    Just took these out of the oven and tasted. Oh man are they good! Definitely keeping this easy recipe for family get togethers and parties.

  3. After the cookies are done and completely cool can I the dip the bottom of each cookie in chocolate to coat the bottoms?

  4. I haven’t made them yet – I need to know if they will freeze well and for how long? That’s too many cookies for me to keep around at once!

      1. diane macdonald

        I make these all the time and add 2/3 cup chopped almonds for almond joy macaroons. I freeze them every time and actually eat them frozen. They are delicious!!!

  5. My mom has been making these for over 40 years. I changed things up and use the mini chocolate chips. Better chocolate:coconut ratio!

    1. Hi Evelyn! I was taking time off for the holidays so I’m just now getting to your question. I assume you may not need an answer anymore! I have not tried refrigerating the dough. Let me know if you decided to try. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I’ve just made these and was tea worried the mixture was too dry until I read your comment about it running if you don’t use all the coconut. I’ll post again on the taste.
    These are for my brother who loves bounty chocolate but can’t eat it so this is a surprise alternative for him.

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