Delicious, chocolate-laden, gluten-free, and easy to make! Chocolate Volcano Macaroons are a delicious treat for any chocolate lover.
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...
2 large eggs
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
Break the eggs into a bowl, and whisk until well beaten. Stir in the sugar, salt, and vanilla. After they are completely combined, stir in the coconut. Make sure that all of the coconut is moistened.
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
After your macaroons are done, you can create chocolate lava flows down their sides. Or you can eat them without the lava- it's up to you.
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.