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Friday, August 4, 2017

3 Ingredient Caramel Pecan Macaroons

All it takes is three ingredients to make these fun caramel pecan macaroons. They are a bit caramelly candy and part coconut cookie. They are so fun!

golden caramel and coconut cookies ready to eat


      Apparently dulce de leche and I are having a bit of a thing right now. Can you blame us?

    After making cajeta I just had to make some dulce de leche too. It is strangely satisfying to watch the milk concentrate and carmelize right before your eyes.


     Then I had to make multiple batches to see how big of a difference the amount of baking soda makes. Spoiler alert: it makes quite the difference in the final color and less of a difference in the taste. So needless to say I had a lot to use.

     While eating it cold from the fridge on a spoon was a perfectly viable option in my eyes, I couldn't wait to try more fun recipes with it!

bite taken out of coconut macaroon

    So my brain got to clicking, which is always a little bit scary! If a lot of people make dulce de leche from cans of sweetened condensed milk and sweetened condensed milk makes yummy macaroons... why couldn't dulce de leche?!

    And if you are going to make caramelly macaroons, why not add pecans? I mean really, why not?

   I envisioned it as a bit praline and a bit macaroon, or maybe like a german chocolate cake without the cake!

    It takes longer to gather the whole three ingredients than it does to stir these up. Then just use a small cookie scoop or a couple of teaspoons to transfer small amounts of batter to a sprayed cookies sheet.

   Bake them until they are golden and set.  Easy peasy!

plate with three caramelized macaroons on it

    Of course I couldn't help but add some chocolate to some of them. Just dunk the bottoms or drizzle a bit of melted chocolate on to take them to the next level!


dulce de leche macaroons, easy macaroons, coconut macaroons, caramel pecan macaroons
dessert
American
Yield: 24 Servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
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3 Ingredient Caramel Pecan Macaroons

3 Ingredient Caramel Pecan Macaroons

All it takes is three ingredients to make these fun caramel pecan macaroons. They are a bit caramelly candy and part coconut cookie. They are so fun!
Prep time: 5 MCook time: 15 MTotal time: 20 M

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup dulce de leche
  • optional chocolate for dunking or drizzling

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Stir together coconut, caramel and pecans.
  3. Scoop a rounded teaspoon at a time onto prepared pan
  4. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes.
  5. Cool completely and then remove from baking sheet.
  6. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Calories
122.59
Fat (grams)
7.05
Sat. Fat (grams)
4.99
Carbs (grams)
14.32
Fiber (grams)
1.86
Net carbs
12.46
Sugar (grams)
11.04
Protein (grams)
1.40
Sodium (milligrams)
59.62
Cholesterol (grams)
2.82
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All it takes is three ingredients to make these fun caramel pecan macaroons. They are a bit caramelly candy and part coconut cookie. They are so fun!


15 comments:

  1. It may be dangerous for some of us to know how quickly we can have such a tasty sweet in our hands. Who knew this was so easy?

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    1. They are amazingly easy, aren't they?

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    2. Yes. They look so fancy. I thought you went to a lot of trouble to make those. I really was surprised to find out how easy they are.

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  2. Whaaaaat, I know how tasty those mounds of goodness have to be and sooo easy! Count me in! Happy weekend beautiful babe!!!!

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  3. Carlee, I'm sure I've said it before but I have to say it again: you're brilliant! The only way to improve on a macaroon is by adding some caramel-y flavor. And pecans! LOVE IT!

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    1. hehe! I'm not sure I'd go that far, but I'll take it anyway! Thanks, Kelsie!

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  4. These look sooo good. I'm adding the chocolate to mine! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I highly encourage the chocolate too! Thanks!

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  5. These are the easiest Macaroons I have heard till date :D! And it has my favorite Dulce-de-leche as one of the ingrdients!!

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    1. It's hard to go wrong with that list of ingredients, huh?!

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  6. Um what? Sounds delicious!!!

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    1. Ha! It's hard to beat three ingredients and almost no effort!

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  7. Three ingredients... you nailed it. So easy, too! Always looking for a great pecan recipe and this one is sooooo easy peasy! Well done!

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    1. Easy and yummy is hard to beat! Thank you!

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