Easy Coconut Macaroons (GF, Passover)

Pesach (Passover) can be hard for US ex-pats in Israel. Simply put, the kosher supervision industries in America and Israel work differently and are run by different people and different rules. The bottom-line result is that there are fewer kosher-for-Pesach products available to Ashkenazi Jews (of European descent) in Israel than in America. Holidays are nostalgic times, and people like to follow family traditions every year, eating the same foods they remember from their grandmother’s kitchen or store-bought treats. In my mind, Pesach food is means more than matzah, but fruit-shaped jelly candies, chocolate-covered almonds, matzah ball soup, and Manischewitz macaroons.

Apparently, it is not only those of us who grew up with Manischewitz macaroons who love this Pesach treat. My favorite Israeli comedy group, אנדדוס (Underdos), put out a music video about macaroons yesterday.

My Israeli husband is also a big macaroon fan, but it’s hard to find good-quality macaroons in Israel with the type of supervision we need on Pesach food. They exist, but I don’t think they’re very good. So I made my own.

Move over, Manischewitz. These are way better and soooooo easy. Really. 4 ingredients. No mixer. No gebrochts. No kitniyot. 15 minutes, including bake time.

Why did I never make these before?

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Easy Coconut Macaroons
yield: 20 cookies

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup coconut
1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  1. Beat eggs lightly with fork.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix into a dough.
  3. Drop in forkfuls, or spoonfuls, onto lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake 10 minutes at 190C/350F.

Looking for another Pesach dessert? Try one of these:
Gluten-Free No-Bake Brownie Bites

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Lite Chocolate Ganache (Parve, Vegan) (pastry cups pictured not kosher for Pesach)

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10 Responses to Easy Coconut Macaroons (GF, Passover)

  1. Margery says:

    Miriam, these look great! Can’t wait to make them.

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  2. Debi says:

    I can’t believe it;s that easy. I just assumed they were complicated and had to be store bought. Hope to try them when my kitchen is changed over.
    Any thoughts on variations?
    Also, if you have good ideas for Pesach breakfasts for kids…..

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    • israelisalad says:

      Call it beginner’s luck. I was also surprised at how easy they were. I might add a little cocoa powder or ground almonds next time, or drizzle with melted chocolate. For breakfast on Pesach, my kids usually eat yogurt and fruit or matzah with jelly. We’ll be home more this year than previous years, so I might need to get creative.

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  3. Great and easy recipe, and such a fun video! Thank you – toda raba!

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  4. Sounds great and easy. I will try making them if Grandma lets me in the kitchen and will let you know how they come out.
    חג כשר ושמח

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