Dark Chocolate Balsamic Macaroons

Chocolate chip coconut macaroons

These Dark Chocolate Macaroons are an updated take on the classic we remember from childhood. Each bite is a happy marriage of textures and flavors: spikes of crunchy, toasted coconut blanket a chewy core generously studded with semi-sweet chocolate, and an unexpected hint of balsamic vinegar. The vinegar balances the sweetness and adds sophistication, as if grandma’s recipe took a turn through Tuscany. A batch can be pulled together in half an hour, ready to rescue you in a pinch with a sweet treat that appears far more complicated. You might even have most of the ingredients on the shelf.

Imagine biting into these delicious macaroons, savoring the blend of toasted coconut and rich dark chocolate with a unique twist from our Branch and Vines Chocolate Balsamic. Perfect for any occasion, these treats are sure to impress your guests or satisfy your sweet tooth. Let’s dive into this simple yet sophisticated recipe!

Prep time

10 min

Cook time

15 min


18-20 Macaroons




  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon Branch and Vines Chocolate Balsamic
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Large pinch of sea salt
  • 7 ounces (2 5/8 cups) sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips 


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F . In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, Branch and Vines Chocolate Balsamic, sugar, and salt until the mixture is frothy. Fold in coconut and chocolate chips.

Step 2

Drop mixture in 1 1/2 tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using wet hands, gently form spoonfuls into small mounds if they don't come off the spoon that way already. I usually do this step near the kitchen sink so I can keep re-wetting my hands — coconut doesn't stick to wet hands as much as it does to dry hands.

Step 3

Bake for 15 minutes or until dark golden brown. Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack and allow macaroons to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then transfer macaroons from the baking sheet to the cooling rack and allow them to cool completely.

These Dark Chocolate Macaroons are not only delicious but also quick and easy to make, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings or impressing guests with minimal effort. Give this recipe a try, and enjoy a touch of sophistication with every bite! Happy Baking!

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