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), 0mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 1 fat.


  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 69620
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

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

tkarinas 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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