The first reviwer who was disapointed and said they were not sweet oviously used coconut MILK, not cream of coconut. Cream of coconut is in the mixed drnk section of the store, look for a brand like coco lopez. Cream of coconut is Very sweet, were as coconut milk is not sweet at all, and slighty salty. This is agreat recipe I have made dozens of times to rave reviews!
Absolutely great macaroons, these! I was tempted to make all the coconut sweetened after reading the previous review), but decided to stick to the ingredients as given (half sweetened & half not), & was happy that I did ~ The sweetness from the cream of coconut, the corn syrup, the 3 cups of sweetened coconut, AND the chocolate was plenty for my sweet tooth to enjoy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
The macaroons tasted different from what I'm used to in regards to macaroons. They weren't as sweet and were slightly too salty. The chocolate definitely helps! I made these as a dessert option for a luau. They were the least popular.