Coconut Macaroons

Posted on May 9th, 2013, in Desserts, Recipes, Sweet Chefs.

Coconut Macaroons with Stevia | SweetLeaf®

If you’re a fan of coconut, these little cookies will be right up your alley! Coconut macaroons are a delicious and light cookie made with only a few ingredients. The best part, of course, is that they are sugar-free! Adding a little melted unsweetened carob chips drizzled over the top makes these the perfect little non-guilty pleasure!



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

With an electric mixer, whisk egg whites, salt, and SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Coconut Sweet Drops until frothy. Pour coconut flakes into egg white mixture and stir just until moistened. Mix in melted coconut butter and stir until combined.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop batter and pat down into scoop to pack it in well. Drop rounded batter onto cooking sheet, spacing each macaroon about one inch apart from others. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.

Once completely cooled, drizzle melted carob over the tops, if desired. Store in an air-tight container.

Recipe and photo courtesy Sugar-Free Mom.

  • dawn

    Do you have a good meringue recipe for on a sugar free pie?

    • SweetLeaf Stevia

      Hi Dawn, while we don’t have a meringue recipe, we do have some great desert recipes include a wonderful apple pie! Visit our recipes page and then select “deserts” to see all of our sweet treats!

  • Maria

    Instead of using the liquid stevia, could I use the powdered stevia? and how many packages would I have to use? thank you 🙂

    • SweetLeaf Stevia

      Maria, we’ve never tried replacing the liquid stevia with powder for this recipe, however, we have a conversion chart that should make it an easy change:

      Since this recipe uses about 1 teaspoon of liquid stevia, we would recommend using about 12 of the stevia packets.

      • kathy wilson

        just noticed your answer to Maria about liquid/powder stevia thx

  • Deborah

    I had the same problem….added 1 TBS of marital syrup and 2 TBS heavy cream and refrigerated overnight to plump up my very dry dried coconut. It worked beautifully. Sprayed my spring loaded dishes with baking spray and viola….popped right out and stayed together (used the occasional crumb that feel off to patch tiny holes). Did not have to change the cooking time….25 minutes did the trick. Really excellent. Will become one of my new standards for the “cookie rotation” along with sugar free peanut butter cookies and shortbread cookie variations.

    Thanks Brenda…by far the best sugar free coconut macaroon I have ever found. Much better than the cream cheese based ones that just don’t taste or crumble like the real thing. Yours do.

  • Jaime

    How many carbs does each one have?

    • Anona Miss

      Look at the recipe: There is nothing with carbs in the recipe, so the answer to your question is zero carbs. :0)

      • Lydia Love

        not true, there’s a few carbs in coconut and LOTS of carbs in carob chips. Carob chips are also full of natural sugars, whether sweetened or unsweetened.. I’d suggest using unsweetened chocolate mixed with a few drops of stevia, not carob, to make these low carb and almost zero sugar

    • SweetLeaf Stevia

      With the carob topping, each macaroon has 4.5 grams of carbs.

  • kathy wilson

    Can I use stevia Powder? Where do I find Coconut Butter?

  • kathy wilson

    Where do I find Coconut Butter? Also, can anyone tell me if there are certain recipes that you Need to use liquid stevia instead of powder stevia ?

    • SweetLeaf Stevia

      Hi Kathy, coconut butter can be purchased at any health food or natural grocery store, as well as online. SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops are great for when you want to add both flavor and sweetness, which is why this recipe calls for Coconut Sweet Drops. You may use SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener if you just want to add sweetness and not additional coconut flavor.