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Somoa Macaroon Tarts.

Anyway, this recipe is all about coconut, caramel and chocolate. Classic Samoa cookie flavors, but I turned them into cute little chocolate macaroon tarts.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: macaroons, tart
Servings: 20 Tarts
Calories: 280kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest

Ingredients

Coconut Macaroon

Chocolate Filling

Caramel Samoa Topping

Instructions

  • 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*.

Notes

*If you want to serve the tarts warm, dip them in chocolate as directed. Then place on a plate and top with coconut caramel. Drizzle with chocolate. Serve warm with a fork...and cold milk! **I used a mini brioche mold to make these. You can find it [here on Amazon | http://www.amazon.com/Freshware-12-Cavity-Silicone-Brioche-Briochette/dp/B003VIKN0A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1409971449&sr=8-3&keywords=mini+brioche+pans] if you are interest.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3.3mg