For coconut lovers, there’s nothing better than the classic macaroon, whether it is as simple as possible, dipped in chocolate, or given a unique flavor twist. This recipe falls into the second and third categories for sure; your standard coconut macaroon is upgraded with fresh lime juice and zest, as well as an undeniable coating of white chocolate.

With just a handful of ingredients and a few basic steps, these macaroons are a quick and mouthwatering treat to whip up for a summer get-together (or just because you feel like it). They might not be able to literally transport you to paradise, but I guarantee they’ll get you a little bit closer. Sit back, relax, and imagine yourself soaking up the sun under a palm tree — coconut in hand — because I don’t think you can get more summery than that.

Lime Coconut Macaroons

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:25 minutes
  • Total Time:40 minutes
  • Servings:About 20 macaroons, depending on size
  • Medium


  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime zest
  • 4 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg whites, sugar, lime juice, vanilla, and salt until sugar has dissolved and egg whites are bubbly. Stir in lime zest.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, toss coconut and flour together until the coconut is evenly coated.

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  • Step 3

    Using a spatula, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold until thoroughly combined.

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  • Step 4

    Form balls of about two tablespoons of mixture and place on baking sheet a couple inches apart.

    #SpoonTip: Make sure each macaroon is packed extra tight to prevent spreading. 

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  • Step 5

    Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool completely.

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  • Step 6

    In a small microwaveable bowl, heat white chocolate chips on high for one minute, remove, and stir. Continue to heat in 10-second intervals — stirring each time — until melted and smooth.

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  • Step 7

    Dip the bottom of each macaroon in chocolate, gently shake off the excess, and place back onto baking sheet with wax paper.

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  • Step 8

    Allow macaroons to sit until chocolate has set. Serve and enjoy.

    #SpoonTip: To speed up the setting process, place the pan of macaroons in the fridge for chocolate to harden.

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