Spicy White Chocolate Coconut Macaroons (video)

spicy coconut macaroons with white chocolate

You’ve tried classic coconut macaroons but I bet you’ve never tried macaroons like this! These are my spicy white chocolate coconut macaroons using pepper sauce, dipped in white chocolate! It’s such a unique and delicious combination that’s bound to intrigue your guests and follow with recipe requests! These coconut cookies are super easy to make and require just a few simple ingredients!

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Ingredients for Coconut Macaroons

This recipe is super easy and requires just a few ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sweetened, Flaked Coconut: you’ll need untoasted coconut. You can also use unsweetened coconut if you want the cookies to be less sweet.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: for sweetening the cookies and for binding the cookie batter.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Egg Whites: fluffy, whisked egg whites add volume to the cookies and make the extra light and chewy.
  • Tabasco Pepper Sauce: for adding a little bit of spiciness to the cookies. If you want to make regular macaroons, you can omit the sauce.
  • White Chocolate Melts: use chocolate melts, not chocolate chips. The melts don’t need to be tempered and will set at room temperature.
  • Red Food Coloring: use concentrated gel or powder food coloring for coloring the chocolate. The chocolate can seize easily so I don’t recommend using regular, liquid color.
spicy coconut cookies dipped in chocolate

How to Make Spicy Coconut Macaroons

These spicy white chocolate coconut macaroons are made just like the classic version! They’re made with just a few simple ingredients and they’re super easy to make! You’ll need coconut flakes, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, egg whites, Tabasco sauce and white chocolate melts.

  1. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. The egg whites will give these cookies lots of volume so make sure to handle them gently!
  2. Fold together the condensed milk, vanilla and Tabasco sauce into coconut flakes. Next, gently fold in the egg whites.
  3. Bake the cookies until they’re golden brown and then let them cool!
  4. Dip them into melted white chocolate colored with red food coloring for a festive finish!
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Spicy Coconut Macaroons video recipe

Spicy Coconut Macaroons (video)

15 minutes prep + 30 minutes cook
20 servings
A unique and spicy twist on the classic macaroon! A fluffy coconut cookie dipped into spicy white chocolate!


  • 4 cups shredded coconut flakes, sweetened
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 ½ teaspoons TABASCO pepper sauce
  • 2 cups white chocolate melts
  • Red food coloring, concentrated gel or powder


  • Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place egg whites into a mixing bowl and whisk on high speed for 3 to 5 minutes until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the Tabasco pepper sauce, coconut flakes, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Using a spatula to fold everything together. Add the whisked egg whites and gently fold them into the cookie batter, folding gently but thoroughly to keep the batter fluffy.
  • Use a 2-tablespoon scoop to measure out the batter for each cookie. Drop the cookie batter onto prepared parchment paper, spacing about 1-1/2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven at 325F for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown all over. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely on the parchment paper. Once cookies are cooled, prepare the melted chocolate dip.
  • Melt the white chocolate melts in the microwave or over a double boiler. Stir until completely smooth. Add a few drops of red food coloring and stir until well blended. Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate, then set back down on the parchment paper. Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature before enjoying.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg