Crunchy Macaroons Recipe
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Crunchy Macaroons Recipe

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These chewy little cookies have a nice coconut and almond flavor...and crisp rice cereal adds a little crunch. Our home economists whipped them up using only five ingredients.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1-1/4 cups flaked coconut
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 76 calories, 3g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. With damp fingers, shape into 1-1/2-in. mounds on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or just until edges turn brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Crunchy Macaroons in Light & Tasty June/July 2005, p55

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pickup2 User ID: 4287987 69620
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"These are the greatest for ole folks, too! Delicious, shall continue making them! pickup2"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 206147
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"These macaroons are so simple to make and taste so good, they're a keeper for sure. My family absolutely loves them and we'll be making this recipe many more times."

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