7 Layer Bar Coconut Macaroons
7 Layer Bar Coconut Macaroons – loaded with milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans. The best make ahead dessert ever.
This recipe came out of our love for 7 layer bars. My mom went gluten free and couldn’t eat them anymore. So I decided to ditch the graham cracker crust. And make the top of a 7 layer bar into a cookie of it’s own.
It is now one of our favorite desserts ever.
Specifically because you can make them ahead of time. These are great even when they are one day old!
7 Layer Bar Coconut Macaroons modifications
My favorite combo is the one in the recipe card. Milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans.
But I have also tried milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and toffee chips. And it is also great!
My other favorite make ahead desserts:
Pretzel M&M hugs are great to make ahead. And you kind of need to make these ahead because the chocolate needs time to harden again.
Cookies and cream pretzels are amazing too!!!
You can also make these ice cream sandwiches ahead of time!
7 Layer Bar Coconut Macaroons
Loaded with milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans. The best make ahead dessert ever.
2 2/3 cups flaked coconut
2/3 cup sugar
4 egg whites
¼ cup gluten free all-purpose flour (such as Cup 4 Cup or you can use regular flour)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
2/3 cup butterscotch chips
2/3 cup of chopped pecans
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients until egg whites are evenly distributed.
Tightly pack mixture into a 2 Tablespoon size cookie scooper and drop cookies onto the prepared baking sheet. Cookies don’t spread.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until light golden brown.
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I love classic coconut macaroons too.. and you really have turned them into something special here. Wow.. seven layers?!
Thanks Thalia!! 🙂
oh my yum!!! I mean coconut macaroons and 7 layers??? also your pictures are so good they are making me literally drool over my keyboard! Keep up the great work girls!
Haha! Thanks Ana! 🙂
This may be my favorite mash-up, ever. <3
Indeed, yumilicious is the right word 😀
I’m am a Pinterest fanatic!!! lol. I love anything coconut (even coconut flavored coffee!) The picture I came across was a plain looking coconut style muffin with some frosting on top? Could have been fluff. Well, anyway, I’m am a curious person and the title of “7 Layers” made me inquisitive enuf to look up the recipe from your website. Well! I am sooooooooooooooo glad I did! The first picture I saw does not do this recipe justice! I sooooooo cannot wait to make these!
Thank you so much for sharing and I will follow you directly on Pinterest.
New follower, Susan. “o)
Looks delicious! I miss 7 layer bars so this will be great.
Is the coconut supposed to be sweetened or unsweetened? Thanks
Do I need to whip the egg whites? I can’t believe this is the only liquid in these cookies! Can’t wait to make them
No need to whip the egg whites! Just fold it all together until the mixture is evenly coated!
Thanks you! Making them as we speak!
Your recipe says that it is gluten free, but it contains all purpose flour. Can I leave out the AP flour or substitute it with coconut or almond flour?
Use Cup 4 Cup! Or any other all purpose gluten free flour!