Have you guys ever heard the song “Coconut” by Harry Nilsson? We’re talking old school here, kids. If you haven’t, listen to it – it’s such a fun song. A song that I can’t help but singing out loud when I’m making mixing these babies up. My apologies in advance, it’ll be stuck in your head for a week! One of the lyrics is “put the lime in the coconut and you’ll feel better”… Harry was onto something – these little bites are a true taste of summer days, something that I’ve desperately been needing a dose of lately.

Macaroons are kind of an old fashioned sweet made with egg whites and shredded coconut. They’re great, because they’re really adaptable to switching up with different flavor combinations. But to be honest, you’re not going to want to look any further than the addition of the fresh zesty lime…

I got the recipe from my friends at Main Street Shop & Coffeehouse, who offer them in the afternoons when they’re open in season. I’m missing so many things now that everything is closed for the winter here on Chincoteague Island. Spring can’t come soon enough, y’all.

These macs couldn’t be easier to whip together, using just a few simple ingredients. Since they don’t have a bunch of butter, or oil, or egg yolks – they’re not too bad on the waistline. Also gluten-free for all you folks looking out for that.

After baking until golden brown, I let them cool and then give a nice drizzle of dark chocolate. They freeze beautifully, it’s nice to have a few on hand to package up as a little treat for someone you love. This recipe makes a dozen, so if I’m baking for a crowd I’ll often double it. They always fly out the door at bake sales! 

Source: recipe adapted from Martha Stewart via my baking friend Karen


  1. Posted January 19, 2018 at 1:23 PM | Permalink

    Coconut Macaroons are my absolute favorite! These look so good and I love the lime variation. I’ll have to try them out!

  2. Posted January 20, 2018 at 12:24 PM | Permalink

    I need a bit of spring time right now too! and these coconut macaroons sound delicious! what a great concept adding the lime, this is surely worth a try, thank you for the recipe…and song!! it´s groovy!

  3. Paula
    Posted November 26, 2018 at 11:46 AM | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. Going through withdrawal now that the coffee shop is closed for the season. Made these yesterday. Came out almost perfect ?. These burn fast if you aren’t watching carefully. Going to make these for my Xmas cookie exchange .

    • Posted November 29, 2018 at 5:30 PM | Permalink

      They do – gotta watch them! I’m bringing them to my book club cookie exchange this weekend – they’re always what everyone requests 😉

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