Sometimes I just get a craving for german chocolate cake, but don't want to go through all the fuss of making an actual cake or even cupcakes.  I love macaroons.  Logically, I wondered what would happen if I added a few more flavors to my original coconut macaroon recipe to evoke the flavors of traditional german chocolate cake recipes - basically add pecans and chocolate.  The end result was pretty yummy and very easy!

German Chocolate Macaroons


  • 4 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk (e.g. Eagle Brand)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 4 oz. german chocolate (e.g. 1 box Baker's Brand)
  • Sweetened condensed milk for drizzling (remainder of the can)

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Mix together in a bowl the coconut, egg white, vanilla, condensed milk, pecans, and chocolate chips.
  3. Cover a baking sheet with a silicone sheet or parchment paper.
  4. Press together 1 inch balls of the coconut mixture and place on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes on the top shelf, monitoring to ensure the coconut doesn't burn.
  6. Let cool on the baking sheet.
  7. Melt german chocolate in the microwave, then drizzle on the macaroons with a spoon or use a squeeze bottle. 
  8. Repeat the drizzling process for the sweetened condensed milk.