. Sometimes I fold in mini-chocolate chips during the final step. As always, the quality of your ingredients will make the difference in the flavor of these macaroons. And, of course, these are gluten-free.
EASY PASSOVER CHOCOLATE MACAROONS
cups high quality dark chocolate, chopped or chocolate chips
large egg whites
2 tsp Madagascar vanilla
tsp fresh lemon juice
cups sweetened flaked or shredded coconut
Melt chocolate in double boiler set over simmering water. Remove pan from heat; set aside to cool.
Move oven rack to center position. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or grease lightly.
With electric mixer on medium-high speed beat egg whites until foamy, about 30 seconds. Add pinch of salt and beat until soft peaks form. Add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating for 10 seconds after each addition, until stiff peaks form, about 6 minutes total. Beat in vanilla and lemon juice. Fold in coconut and melted chocolate. (This is where I sometimes add mini-chocolate chips). Drop batter by the teaspoon, 1 inch apart, on prepared baking sheet (batter will stiffen as it stands). Bake until macaroons puff, 10 to 13 minutes. (Do not allow edges to brown.)
Cool on baking sheet on wire rack, 1 to 2 minutes.
Transfer macaroons to rack to cool completely.
Repeat with remaining macaroon batter. Serve immediately. Makes about 60 macaroons.