Recipe by red_baron
I saw this recipe on the side of my box of Premium (R) saltine crackers. File this under things that make you go Hmm.... and Yum! Saltines??! I just had to try it and wasn't disappointed. These are sweet and moist. I made half the recipe for a small get together, used sliced almonds, 2 egg whites and made them just a bit bigger than called for and it made a bakers dozen. The recipe is for the full quantity. Time includes 1 hour cooling time before chocolate goes on and a 15 minutes of chill time after the chocolate. If you love chocolate with your coconut I suggest doubling the quantity of chocolate and doing a "half-dip" or pulling a surprize frosting the bottoms. ps *thanks for the correction! :-)
Top Review by mandabears
this was so easy to make and the end results were wonderful. no one would every know that saltines were one of the ingredients. i used the macadamias, next time i will try the almonds.
- 7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 cup sliced almonds or 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 30 saltine crackers, finely crushed (I used Premium)
- 3 egg whites
- 2 -4 ounces semisweet chocolate (for drizzling, *white chocolate is popular with macadamia)
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spread coconut and nuts in baking sheet and bake until toasted to your liking, about 10-15 minutes, stir frequently.
- Stir condensed milk and vanilla together in large bowl.
- Now stir in the coconut/nut mix along with crushed crackers & blend well (don't sneak to many tastes ;-).
- In a small bowl, use handmixer on high to beat egg whites, forming stiff peaks.
- Gently mix egg whites into coconut mixture.
- Drop by rounded tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.
- Remove and let cool about an hour.
- Melt chocolate in microwave safe dish for 20 seconds at a time until melted or according to package instructions.
- Drizzle over tops of macaroons or dip cookie sideways into the chocolate for a "half dip".
- Set onto waxed paper and refrigerate to set chocolate.