Easter Macaroon Chicks

  in Desserts, Recipes

This is a fun, easy recipe to do with older kids. Have them help you position the eyes and beaks after the macaroons come out of the oven.

2 egg whites
1 14 oz. can organic sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
4 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips
dried mango slices, cut into small triangles

  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Beat the egg whites with a whisk in a large bowl until frothy. Add the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and salt and mix until smooth. Add the coconut and mix until combined.
  2. Using a small scoop or soup spoon, scoop out coconut and form walnut sized balls on a parchment covered sheet pan, spaced 1 inch apart.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until very lightly golden in color. Remove from oven and immediately press the chocolate chips in for the eyes, while the macaroons are warm. Press in the mango slices under the eyes for the beaks. Let cool completely before enjoying. Makes about 30 chicks.