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Chewy Coconut Macaroons

Chewy Coconut Macaroons

Gluten Free Macaroons

This chewy coconut macaroons recipe gives you some delicious sweet gluten-free coconut macaroons. These are great sweet nibbles for the game or just as a snack. These are fantastic if you love coconut.

They are quite filling, so be warned, if you eat them before your dinner you may lose your appetite! Keep them for dessert instead!

chewy macaroons recipe

In another post about my almond macaroon recipe, I write a bit about the wonderful St.Agnes bakery in Cornwall. This was where my lovely Dad used to pick up the wonderful macaroons for our packed lunch on the beach at Chapel Porth. This was rather a long time ago though 😊. I am sure things have changed by now.

st agnes bakery
St. Agnes Bakery

Their macaroon recipe was so wonderful and to this day I am not sure whether they were just almond macaroons or whether they also included coconut. I must go back!

egg white macaroons

In any case, I have not been able to copy them, so instead have two different macaroon recipes, one coconut one and one almond one.

I shall have to return to St. Agnes one day to try them again and see if I can work out their secret recipe.

gluten free coconut macaroons recipe
Chewy Coconut Macaroons

How to store chewy coconut macaroons

These macaroons can be best stored in an air-tight container to keep them moist the longest.

We tend to use Tupperware boxes as they are just what we have in the cupboard and are always properly airtight. But Rubbermaid or something similar is also fine of course.

Something like this should do the trick:

Rubbermaid Food Storage Container/Red

Our Tupperware boxes just seem to last forever (these coconut cookies won’t though!!). They also have a lifetime guarantee!

gluten free coconut macaroon recipe

The coconut does not need to be sweetened for this recipe as the condensed milk will provide sufficient sweetness.

As with our old fashioned fudge recipe we all fight to lick the last bits out of the can of condensed milk in this household!

coconut macaroons gluten free

I hope you enjoy these confectionery delights and look forward to hearing your comments in the comments section below.

coconut macaroon recipe gluten free

How to make chewy coconut macaroons

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gluten free macaroons

Chewy Coconut Macaroons

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These chewy coconut macaroons are a deliciously sweet coconut treat. The kids will love them, but keep them hidden because they will not last long!


  • 350g dessicated (shredded) coconut
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ tsp salt


    1. Mix the egg whites and vanilla extract and whip into stiff peaks. Then add the coconut flakes, salt and condensed milk and stir into a dough.
    2. Then use a couple of spoons to place the mixture in little heaps on a baking sheet or baking parchment.
    3. Cook in the pre-heated oven at 180C for 20-25 minutes until the tops are starting to brown a little.
    4. Remove from oven and allow to cool fully before removing from parchment or baking mat.


As long as you use gluten-free condensed milk these macaroons are gluten free.
Store in an air tight container.

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Saturday 26th of August 2023

Hi, what is the size of the can of condensed milk in millileters?


Thursday 21st of September 2023

Normally condensed milk is measured in grams. 397g in this case. But ml depends on density - but roughly 304ml......

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