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Chocolate Macaroon Bars

4.6 Average of 49 ratings

Difficulty: Somewhat Easy
Average of 32 reviews




Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Topping
  • 4 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag (7 ounces) sweetened flaked coconut
  • 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips , chopped

Makes

About 2 dozen bars.

Instructions:

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In food processor, pulse butter, flour, sugar and salt until mixture begins to form small lumps. Transfer mixture into a 13 x 9 in. pan; press evenly onto the bottom. Bake 15-17 minutes or until just golden. While crust is baking, prepare topping.

Step 2

In large bowl, whisk together egg whites and sugar until combined well. Stir in flour and coconut.

Step 3

Sprinkle chopped chocolate evenly over the hot crust. Allow it to melt; spread evenly with spatula. Drop small spoonfuls of coconut mixture onto chocolate; spread gently.

Step 4

Bake 25-30 minutes or until top is golden. Cool completely in pan. Cut into 24 bars. Store cookies up to 5 days, covered, at room temperature.