Coconut lime bites

clb1bSummer is back, and so is my obsession with coconut and lime.

Today, I decided to tempt you with a twist on coconut macaroons. They are crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, with a pop of bright lime… you’ll be loving me all summer, I promise!

clb5bNow, to the question of proper macaroon colour. There is much debate over whether coconut macaroons should it be snow-white or golden. I tried both and I have to say, both are good. It really depends on how crispy you’d like them.

clb4bMost importantly, I prefer mine bite-sized. Because that makes them easier to pop into your mouth… and then have another one… and another one… and another one… Hey, I never said you had to share them! 😉

clb2bMakes 2 dozen bites

  • 150 to 180g / 5.3 to 6.3 oz. / 1 to 1½ cups grated coconut
  • 100g / 3.5 oz. / ½ cup caster sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Optional: juice of half a lime

Preheat the oven to 150°C / 300°F.

In a bowl, combine ⅔ of the coconut with the rest of the ingredients. Mix well with a spatula or wooden spoon. If the mix is too moist, add more coconut.

Take a teaspoonful of mixture and press and form into a rough ball or dome.

Place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden. Don’t overbake or they will be dry.



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