Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lazy Day Coconut Macaroons


2-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons are perfectly sweet, beautifully toasted on the outside and moist and chewy on the inside. With this lazy day recipe, I must have eaten about 20 and made another batch to take on our road trip. They are absolutely perfect for the coconut lover!

Lately things seem to be so much busier, even though we are taking more time to spend with our family. Maybe that is why work time seems busier. LOL. Needless to say I have been turning to a lot more quick and easy recipes. 5 ingredients or less is a pretty happy recipe for me these days.

When Chad told me he loves coconut, I decided to whip up these 2-ingredient Coconut Macaroon that I had seen all over social media a few years ago. All I could remember was that it was coconut and sweetened condensed milk. The rest I played with until I found what worked for us.

This is really one of the easiest cookie recipes I have ever made. Not to mention these cookies are down right addictive (see prior comment about eating 20 of them).

I am playing with reformatting our page to place the recipe higher up in the page and the related recipes at the bottom. What do you think? Do you like it this way, or prefer the way we have been doing it? Leave a comment below.


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2-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
SERVES 30  |  ACTIVE TIME 10 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 25 Min

1 (14 ounce) bag sweetened coconut flakes

7 ounces sweetened condensed milk (about 1/2 of a 14 ounce can)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat Mat.

In a medium bowl combine add coconut. Then pour condensed milk over top. Mix with a spoon until the coconut and milk are completely mixed and all of the milk combines with the coconut.

Use a 1 tablespoon scooper. Scoop and then press the mixture into the scooper to make sure you get a well packed scoop. Place them on the baking pan about a finger apart. They will not spread so you can place them pretty close together.

Bake until the tops are golden brown, about 14-16 minutes. If the tops are not perfectly browned but the bottoms are, you can turn the broiler on and broil until the tops are perfectly browned, about 1-3 minutes.

*Do not walk away when broiling, you can go from golden brown to crispy in a flash.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes, if you can wait that long.

Serve and enjoy!


Baking Pan
Silpat Baking Mat or Parchment Paper
1 tablespoon scoop

This recipe can be doubled. Simply use double the ingredients and 2 sheet pans. I bake one while I scoop the other, so the cooking time remains the same for each pan.

If your macaroons will not stay together check to see if you used sweetened condensed milk. Evaporated milk can NOT be used in this recipe.

Store in a resealable plastic bag or container, in the refrigerator.

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2015 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.


Check out some of our favorite Lazy Day desserts:  Click on the image or the bold recipe title and it will open each one in a new tab

Crockpot Candy is the easiest and most impressive homemade candy ever.  A rich chocolaty, peanutty 4-ingredient recipe that you simply toss in the slow cooker, stir a few times and scoop it out. It doesn't get much easier than that!


3-Ingredient Brownies are moist, chewy, chocolaty and oh so fudgy. They come together in just 5 minutes. And the taste is spectacular. They are sweet enough to be a treat and not overly decadent. Definitely my new go to everyday brownie recipe.

4-Ingredient Peanut Blossom Cookies are billowy and soft, chewy and peanut butter-y. As if that isn't enough it's then topped with a Kiss. They are incredible! I can't keep my hands off of them. Just stir scoop and bake. This simple recipe will be ready to go in the oven before it is done preheating!

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  1. Re-formatting the page would be great. Looking forward to seeing the change.

  2. Looking forward to the change as well. Keep up the great work. Love, love love your recipes!!!

  3. I would prefer the new format. I like to see the featured recipe first.

  4. Love the new format. Keep it
    Thanks for the great site.

  5. Absolutely!!!! Always want to get right to the recipe. The sooner the better!!!!

  6. At first glance, that looks like a criticism. I think it looks lovely as it is. And I look forward to making macaroons. I made the 3-ingredient brownies for my bunco group last week and they were very well received--eaten up!

    1. Hi Charlotte, I am so happy you loved the brownies. I look forward to hearing how the macaroons go over. Enjoy!

  7. In regards to the macaroon recipe, most cans of sweet condense milk is 14oz. The recipe states 4oz (1/2) can. Is this a typo? Should it be 14oz (1/2 can) ?

    1. Thank you. I adjusted it. It should be about 1/2 of a 14 ounce can.

  8. I made these for the first time, and for my wedding none the less! They turned out great! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe.

  9. I really like the recipe closer to the top. Thanks for asking!

  10. just came out of the oven - instead of doubling, i used a whole can of milk, UNsweetened coconut, a bag of mini chocolate chips and chopped almonds. oh my gracious! made 41 nice size ones - a perfect almond joy.

    1. How much chocolate chips and chopped almonds? Did you use extra sweetened condensed milk?

  11. I prefer the recipe closer to the top.

  12. oh my gracious - did you know they make a CHOCOLATE sweetened condensed milk???

  13. Love Love Love the new Layout
    Thanks for all your hard work

  14. Love the new format! I always got lost previously!!! lol But I get lost easily!! The Slow Roasted Italian is my go to site for recipes!!! Thank you!!!

  15. These came out so good! I doubled the recipe so that I wouldn't have to measure out half a can of SC-milk. I also drizzled melted chocolate on top. They were inhaled! They disappeared so fast, I was glad I doubled the recipe.

    Also, I would prefer seeing the recipe closer to the top of the page, but it's not that big a deal to scroll down.

  16. Love the recipes but a bigger font would be great! Thanks :)

  17. yes, the featured recipe first is oh so much better. no need to hunt for it now. though an even better way would be to put it on the very first page we open up to. not just the picture of it. I know it is to get people to go on to other recipes but you could put a section at the end of the very first page that says "see more of our fantastic recipe's" or something and because you usually have such great stuff on your site, they would go to the next page.
    thanks for the great recipes!

    1. Great Idea as we are all so busy with many e-mails & life. love to try new recipes & it would be great not to have to sift through more things. Thanks for the great recipes really enjoy trying them!

  18. It looks like the new format is a winner. I like it

  19. It looks like the new format is a winner. Love it

  20. Any way you want to format your page will be fine with me. I love your recipes & WILL find them, whatever you decide ;-)
    Keep up the good work!

  21. Thanks for all the great recipes. The new format would be a great thing to access.

  22. I don't know if I missed it somewhere but what is the baking temperature supposed to be at?


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