Chocolate Peppermint Macaroons

Be still my heart.
My Chocolate Peppermint Macaroons might actually be my absolute favorite thing I make.  Period.
These little bites of goodness look fancy and are perfect for a little holiday fete but trust me…they are so simple.  Really and truly so, so, so simple.  Not a peppermint fan?  Omit the peppermint and just make Chocolate Macaroons.
This Christmas season, whether you’re hosting a little something yourself, asked to bring something to a party or just want something a little extra special while watching A Christmas Story one night…you should make these.
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5 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 oz chocolate almond bark*
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
about one cup of peppermint crunch **
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Spray your cookie sheet with Pam or line it with parchment paper.  Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine coconut and flour with a wooden spoon.  Stir in your salt, milk and vanilla.
Drop by the two tablespoons full on to your parchment paper.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly brown and toasted.

Remove from oven to cool one minute while you’re preparing the chocolate.Microwave the almond bark, stirring every 45 seconds until smooth.  Immediately stir in the peppermint extract.  Drizzle your chocolate peppermint down over each macaroon and then go back and quickly sprinkle the peppermint crunch down on top (the chocolate will set quickly).

Serve either warm or room temp.  Store in an airtight container on the counter.

 

This recipe should make about 1 1/2 dozen macaroons.
 
 
So simple to prepare and absolutely delicious.  Your friends and family will think you slaved away all day over these Christmas treats.
*Almond bark is sold on the chocolate chip aisle and typically comes in a 24 oz package (with 12 squares each 2 ounces a piece).  You only need 4 squares.
**I use Andes Peppermint Crunch found on the chocolate chip aisle during the holiday season.  If you can’t find this, you can use crushed up candy canes instead.
If this little treat sounds yummy…you would probably like one of these too…
Merry Monday!
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  • Narci December 1, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Yum!! Those look delicious!! The perfect dessert for Christmas time!! 🙂

  • Elizabeth December 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    You always have the perfect little treats to surprise my husband with! Thanks!! 🙂

  • Anonymous December 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I just found your site and I think I've died and gone to heaven!! Can you remove all the calories LOL. I've signed up to get your recipes. Yum!!

  • Kimberly Hoye December 6, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Any recommendations on where I can buy this chocolate almond bark? I went to 4 different grocery stores around me and no luck! Bummer! Can I just substitute with melted chocolate?? Or is there a specific reason for the almond bark?

  • Mix and Match Mama December 6, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    You could use a melting chocolate for candy. Almond bark firms up nicely where if you just melt chocolate chips, it doesn't tend to firm up as well. Every grocery store should have some form of almond bark/candy chocolate blocks available. It's the same kind of chocolate you would use for things like chocolate covered strawberries. Bakers brand has a variety too.