Samoa Macaroon Tarts.
Samoa Macaroon Tarts. Oh my gosh, would you look at that title??
I mean, it is so short!!
Really though, in all seriousness this has to be one of my shortest titles yet. See, I am sort of a freak when it comes to my titles. Some people have actually told me they find my titles annoyingly long, but I cannot help it.
I just want to fit all the deliciousness of the said recipe into the recipe name. Unfortunately, they then end up being a million miles long because I simply cannot leave anything out. To me, I totally think you guys need to know that a single recipe may contain brown butter, salted caramel, toasted coconut and spiced whipped cream + a chocolate drizzle. It’s good stuff and I can’t leave anything out. I just can’t, it’s too hard.
So, sorry if you hate my long and obnoxious recipe names, this one may be short, but I wouldn’t get used to it if I where you.
Anyway, this recipe is all about coconut, caramel and chocolate. Classic Samoa cookie flavors, but I turned them into cute little chocolate macaroon tarts.
They are so fun. I kind of love them. A lot.
How do you guys feel about these in between seasons days? It is not yet fall, but summer is clearly winding down and clearly I am craving a little of the cozier foods. I am kind of at this point where I really do not know what to make for this time of year. The local apples have not yet arrived, and I am not going to start in on any pumpkin until it is officially fall, so that leaves the in between foods.
The foods you can make anytime of the year. For me, that seemed to scream chocolate and coconut. I went for the caramel flavor too because caramel is so fall-like and I thought it’d be a nice addition + a good way to ease into the fall-ish foods.
How could it not be??
These are actually pretty easy to make. The crust is basically just toasted coconut. Which quite simply means, delicious. I love toasted coconut anything… especially paired with chocolate and caramel and more chocolate. The filling is a gooey chocolate mixture and the top is just like a classic samoa cookie. Caramel mixed with sweetened coconut.
You can eat these warm right out of the oven, which is my favorite. Or at room temp, which is awesome as well – whatever you are feeling.
Somoa Macaroon Tarts.
- 3 cups unsweetened coconut crumbs
- 3 eggs whites
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 5 ounces dark chocolate. chopped
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 eggs + 2 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour may use gluten free flour if needed
Caramel Samoa Topping
- 15 ounces store-bought or homemade soft caramels unwrapped
- 1/4 cup coconut milk or cream
- 3 cups shredded sweetened coconut
- 8 ounces dark chocolate melted
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Grease 18-20 cupcake tins with butter or oil.
- If your coconut is shredded, add it to a food processor and process until you have ground coconut, measure out 3 cups.
- Add the coconut, egg whites and sugar to a bowl. Mix until moistened and then press into the prepared baking cups. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the coconut is lightly golden and toasted.
- While the coconut macaroons bake, prepare the filing. Place the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Add the eggs, egg yolks and sugar to a separate bowl and whisk until pale yellow in color. Gently fold the flour and chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. Spoon the chocolate filling into the macaroon crust, filling them to the top.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just set on top.
- Meanwhile get started on the caramel. Combine the caramels and cream in a saucepan over low heat. Let melt, stirring occasionally, until smooth, this took about 10 minutes for me. Remove from the heat and stir in the shredded coconut.
- Dip the tarts into the melted chocolate, place on a cookie sheet and allow the chocolate to harden, about 1 hour at room temp or 15 minutes in the freezer.
- Once the chocolate is hard, place the coconut caramel on top of each tart. Drizzle each tart with remaining melted chocolate. Eat warm or cold*.
And really, that center is unreal. Happiest Friday indeed!!