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Valentine’s Day Macaroon Balls Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 3, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts, Food, Holidays and Observances, Recipes
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Valentine's Day Macaroon Balls #recipe

It’s February and love is in the air. Honestly, I hope love is in the air every month for you. It is for me.

February is the month of LOVE, though. I find that I cook, bake, and am generally more crafty during this shortest month of the year. I have several recipes and projects planned for this month that I’ll be sharing, so keep checking back.

Today I want to share this sweet dessert recipe that’s easy and perfect for that special someone in your life on Valentine’s Day (or any day):

Easy Valentine's Day Macaroon Balls Recipe #recipe https://blogbydonna.com

Valentine’s Day Macaroon Balls


  • 2 ½ cups unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • red dye
  • 2 egg whites, lightly whisked
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tsp vanilla
  • Powdered sugar for sprinkling

Additional materials

  • Mini cupcake liners

Before you begin mixing, preheat your oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


  • In a large mixing bowl add coconut, egg whites, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Mix everything together so that all the coconut is completely coated.  Add one to two drops of red dye, depending on what shade of pink you want them, to the mix and use a metal spoon to get all the coconut coated.
  • Grab your baking sheet and using your hands form truffle sized balls of the mixture. You are going to need to press them together tightly at this point to make sure that they stay in form while baking.
  • Set each macaroon onto the parchment lined paper, an inch apart because even though they will not puff up, they do sweat.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes, until you begin to see some color on the coconut. Remove from the oven and let them cool on the sheet, don’t try moving them now because they will fall apart.
  • Once the macaroon balls are cool they firm up and then you can transfer them into mini cupcake liners for serving.
  • At this point go ahead and lightly dust them with powdered sugar– if you do this while they are cooling the sugar will melt into the balls so wait until they are entirely cooled off.

Valentine's Day Macaroon Balls Recipe steps https://blogbydonna.com

Easy, delicious Valentine's Day Macaroon Balls #recipe https://blogbydonna.com

Easy, delicious Valentine's Day Macaroon Balls Recipe via https://blogbydonna.com

Serve and enjoy! I hope you’ll let me know if you try this Valentine’s Day Macaroon Balls Recipe!

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day dessert?

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47 Responses to Valentine’s Day Macaroon Balls Recipe

  1. Jessie says:

    These look really good!! They would be perfect to send in to my daughters Valentine’s Day party!

  2. Cat Davis says:

    Oh yum! I love coconut.

  3. Colleen says:

    These look so yummy and festive!

  4. Nikki says:

    Those look so good. I love anything that’s coconut!

  5. Michelle says:

    Yummy! Sounds like little hands could help with this one!!

  6. I like the way these sound like they taste! Mine will have to be white, though. No can do the red dye around these parts!

  7. Michelle says:

    These look so good, and the perfect color for Valentine’s Day!

  8. LyndaS says:

    I love coconut! Any dessert that I don’t have to make is my favorite on Valentine’s Day. 🙂

  9. Nicole Brady says:

    I have a weakness for chocolate but when I see macaroons, I always grab one. Love them!

  10. I LOVE Macaroons so I’m sure I would love your Macaroon Balls! I look forward to trying the recipe!

  11. So cute! I didn’t realize these were so easy to make. We’ll have to try them ourselves!

  12. Candace says:

    These sound yummy for Valentine’s 🙂

  13. Raijean says:

    Now these macaroon looks amazing!

  14. Those are so cute and they look so yummy!

  15. Shannon says:

    These are so cute! Thank you for sharing.

  16. trisha says:

    I pinned this, it looks great!

  17. I love goodies with coconut. These look mmmmmmm! Pinned it!

  18. Nichol says:

    I LOVE macaroons. These are so pretty, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  19. Robin Gagnon says:

    What a cute treat for the holiday!

  20. Kerri says:

    My favorite is chocolate covered strawberries. These look great. I pinned them too!

  21. Lisa says:

    I;m going to have to make these.

  22. My middle kiddo ADORES coconut … he would love these as a Valentine treat!

  23. Mmm those look so good! I’d love to try them

  24. I love that they are pink. They look sweet and tasty.

  25. Tammilee says:

    Yum! These look fantastic! i have never made macaroons before.

  26. Melissa says:

    I love macaroons. This look delicious.

  27. Brandi says:

    I love macaroons! It is one of the few coconut desserts that I really like. I will have to make some of these for our Valentine’s treats!

  28. marilyn cada says:

    thanks for sharing these macaroons 🙂 we have so many coconuts here

  29. Stefani says:

    I love macaroons and I love that these are PINK. I want to make some.

  30. Kay M. says:

    These are so pretty! I am certain that my family (hubby and two boys) will be mortified that they are pink, but I don’t care! I LOVE them! Thank you for the recipe! I pinned it!

  31. Great idea to dye them. I’ve been making macaroons lately but the recipe calls for flour and I’ve been substituting that w/ gluten-free flour.

  32. Those are just the most darling little pink cutie pies!

  33. Tammy says:

    I lurve coconut the chewy goodness of macaroons would make me smile for sure! I made a red velvet cake for the first time ever today in honor of Valentine’s Day (us bloggers we have to always celebrate early so we can get the posts up don’t we?!)

  34. HilLesha says:

    I don’t believe I ever tried a macaroon before, but they look good!

  35. I’m good with cookies, but these look so pretty!

  36. You’re so creative! I would have never thought of making something like this, they look deeeeee’licious!

  37. Angela says:

    I love macaroons! Your Valentine’s Day Macaroon Balls recipe looks delicious and easy to make. Yum!

  38. Jenn says:

    These would be pretty for a birthday party or bridal shower too!

  39. Kathleen says:

    Yum! These look so adorable and delicious. I love how easy to make they are, and coconut is one of my favorite flavors.

  40. Shell Feis says:

    Those look SO good! I love coconut, I can see myself eating way too many of those!

  41. Veronica Lee says:

    These look fantastic! You can’t go wrong with coconut!

  42. Shannon says:

    These look so pretty, thank you for sharing this with us.

  43. Those really look tasty. Love that there isn’t a long ingredient list.

  44. Mai Tran says:

    These look adorable. I’d love to make them for our Valentines date night.

  45. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like an interesting recipe.