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.

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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!

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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.

Ingredients:

2 2/3 cups flaked coconut
2/3 cup sugar
4 egg whites
ΒΌ 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

Directions:

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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