Do you ever get Christmas songs stuck in your head? Jingle Bells? Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer? Santa Claus is Coming to Town? I wished I did. I have had this old Britney Spears’ song stuck in my head for the last three weeks.
“Sometimes I run. Sometimes I hide. Sometimes I’m scared of you. But all I really want is to hold you tight. Treat you right. Be with you day and night!”
Brownie points for those that know what song I am referring to. Sorry in advance if you got this song stuck in your head too, but know that we are in this together.
Anyway, this coconut macaroon is not just any macaroon. Not only do you get the crispy coconut outside and the chewy coconut inside, It is flavoured with peppermint, stuffed with chocolate chips, and then topped with crushed candy canes and even more melted chocolate. Festive and yummy!
Now onto the recipe.
Gather ingredients. (I ended up using another candy cane and more chocolate chips that what is shown).
Mix together shredded coconut, egg whites, sugar, salt, and peppermint extract. Scoop a heaping tablespoon, form a ball using your hands, and stuff with chocolate chips.
Bake for 15-18 until golden-brown.
Drizzle with melted chocolate and top with crushed candy canes.
Eat warm or cooled. Enjoy!