Super easy two egg white macaroon recipe

3 Mar


So, this is a very basic recipe and the only reason I’m even posting it is that I often have a surplus of two egg whites when I’m baking or making the Hungry Dad’s favouritest ever sweet, custard. I was stashing the whites in the freezer but decided to actually bake with them recently.

This recipe is sooo simple that my kids [even Miss6] could make this without any supervision. The choc bottom takes them from meh to marvellous.



3/4 cup caster sugar
2 egg whites
2 cups desiccated coconut

150g dark chocolate, melted

Let’s get to it:
Preheat oven to 180C and place non-stick baking paper on a baking tray.

Mix everything except chocolate in bowl using a silver spoon.

Place golf ball size mounds on the trays, leaving space to spread.

Bake for between 10-13 minutes, until pale gold.

Cool completely before using a butter knife to swipe the melted chocolate across their bottoms.

Allow chocolate to set before eating.



31 Responses to “Super easy two egg white macaroon recipe”

  1. Butter, Basil and Breadcrumbs March 3, 2014 at 11:21 am #

    Beautiful! The chocolate is such a delicious addition, taking them from cookie, almost to candy like.. Yum

    • thehungrymum March 16, 2014 at 9:55 am #

      That smear of choc makes a world of difference 🙂

  2. ladyredspecs March 3, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    Fantastic macaroons! No excuses not to make these!

    • thehungrymum September 19, 2014 at 11:35 am #

      They are soo quick & easy and taste fab 🙂

  3. Helen @ Scrummy Lane March 3, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    I’ve tried pre-packaged versions of these but of course homemade ones would be much tastier! I love the idea of adding chocolate on the bottom. I would make that layer extra thick!

    • thehungrymum March 16, 2014 at 9:47 am #

      I think I’m correct in saying that chocolate makes everything taste better! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Ayesha (Miss Spicy Hat n' Sugar Socks) March 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    this looks like an amazing macaroon recipe!! 🙂

    • thehungrymum March 16, 2014 at 9:46 am #

      You can’t go wrong when there’s only a handful of ingredients! Thanks for stopping by.

  5. houseofbedlam March 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    Great to see a macaroon post! In anticipation of Passover we have been working on some homemade versions here. Would you mind if we linked to your post when we post our recipe? They just look so yummy!

  6. March 3, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    Great photos that make me wish I had a couple in front of me! Simple often is the best 🙂

    • thehungrymum March 16, 2014 at 9:45 am #

      You’re right – simple is best! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  7. tastytreats13 March 3, 2014 at 11:42 pm #

    They look amazing! I want to try this out!

  8. Choc Chip Uru March 7, 2014 at 7:44 am #

    Fast and a perfect dessert 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • thehungrymum September 19, 2014 at 11:37 am #

      yep – and there’d be enough left-over for the next day, too 🙂

  9. Heidy L. McCallum March 8, 2014 at 5:38 am #

    Super awesome — A MUST try

  10. Sara (Belly Rumbles) (@bellyrumbles) March 10, 2014 at 12:54 am #

    I love a good old fashioned macaroon.

  11. Fran @ G'day Souffle' March 10, 2014 at 7:20 am #

    I’m always looking for ways to raise my recipes from ‘MEH’ to ‘MARVELOUS’ – looks like I don’t have to look any further!

    • thehungrymum March 11, 2014 at 8:23 am #

      hehehe! Is pretty much guaranteed that a hint of choc will do just that 🙂

  12. Chompchomp March 14, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    GET OUT! How easy does this look? You have totally made my night. I am currently at the very end of a three day juice fast (again) and looking at pictures of food on the net and dreaming of my first few meals……better still I (nearly) have all those things in the cupboard. You rock my world !

    • thehungrymum March 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm #

      soooo easy! I can’t imagine fasting for 3 days – I had to fast for abt 10 hours before having one of my babies and I was almost murderous towards the end. I hope your fast is now over and you can ALL the yums.

      • Chompchomp March 24, 2014 at 12:46 am #

        I didn’t think I could do it either….I eat all the time (and often too much). But you feel soooo amazing during and after that it honestly is worth the battle of wills.

  13. Heidy L. McCallum March 15, 2014 at 4:12 am #

    Looks awesome

  14. Keith April 3, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    Looks seriously delicious!

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