The base recipe is adapted from a recipe available at JoyOfBaking.com.
It takes about 40-45 minutes to make, including cooking time, and it yields about one dozen large macaroons, or two dozen one-tablespoon macaroons.
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Step 1: You Will Need...
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups of shredded coconut
1 bag of chocolate chips (You won't need a full bag, unless you're like me. If you're like me, you'll eat a full bag, and will need to open another one to make the macaroons)
Step 2: Making the Macaroons
Step 3: Baking the Macaroons
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place small mounds (2-3 tablespoons) of the batter on the parchment paper, two or three inches apart.
Put two or three chocolate chips on the inside of the mounds (if desired- requires extra cooling time), then cover with more batter.
Place two or three chocolate chips on top of the mounds.
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350°F, until outside is golden-brown and chocolate is soft.
Step 4: Make the Lava
To create the lava, you will need to use a small utensil to drag melted chocolate down the sides of your macaroon. I use an old corn holder, because the sharp tips help to break up any lumps of chocolate that weren't completely melted.
Once you're done sculpting the lava flows, I recommend letting the macaroons cool for 5 to 10 minutes. This just lets the chocolate set a bit. Of course, if you sculpted lava flows on all of your macaroons, they've probably already cooled for five minutes.