Chocolate/Pecan Macaroons

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

I love these tasty little treats of coconut, chocolate, and pecans. And your guests will too.

They’re great around a nice cozy fire with a cup of good hot coffee or tea. Or, just any old time that you want to indulge yourself... HEY, you're worth it.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

5

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

THE MACAROONS

3 c
unsweetened flaked coconut
1/2 c
clover honey
3 large
egg whites, reserve yolks for another use

THE FILLING

3 oz
dark unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/4 c
heavy cream
1 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted, at room temperature
2 oz
pecans, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREP/PREPARE
2
THE MACAROONS
3
Gather your ingredients (Mise en Place).
4
Add the coconut, honey, and egg whites to a large bowl.
5
Mix until combined.
6
Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350f (180c).
7
Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
8
Take 1.5 ounces of the coconut material and press into a 3-inch circle.
9
Chef's Tip: Since the mixture is rather wet, and the liquid will settle to the bottom of the bowl, you should give it a quick mix every time you make a new macaroon.
10
Repeat for the remaining coconut.
11
Place into the preheated oven and bake until golden, about 12-15 minutes.
12
THE FILLING
13
Gather your ingredients (Mise en Place)
14
Add the cream to a small saucepan, and bring up to a simmer.
15
Remove the pan from the heat and add the chopped chocolate, and butter.
16
Gently stir the mixture until fully incorporated.
17
Add the chopped pecans, and stir to incorporate.
18
Chef’s Note: Allow the mixture to cool on the countertop for 15 minutes.
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Spread some of the chocolate mixture onto one of the macaroons.
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Place another macaroon on top.
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Chef's Note: Repeat for the other macaroons.
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PLATE/PRESENT
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Place on a plate, along with some good hot coffee, and stand back. Enjoy.
24
Keep the faith and keep cooking.

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