Chocolate Cherry Macaroons

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For some reason I tend to believe that I have all the time in the world… so I sign up for things, I say yes to things…then, when said thing is due I’m struggling to make sure it’s ready. Well, about a month ago I signed up to a cookie exchange at my work. We need 1 dozen cookies/sweets for each person taking part. There are 7 names on that list – so I need 6 dozen cookies.


When I signed up I had lots of time…Christmas was still a month away and I had beautifully hand written lists of what needed to be done between now and then… well, those lists are far from beautiful now and I still have SO MUCH TO DO!  Not only do I need to bake, but I still have so much shopping left to do! I’m in a bit of a tizzy right now, that is for certain.

 But what must get done right now are 6 dozen Chocolate Cherry Macaroons.

I am so grateful for tried and true recipes.  I knew that when I went to the Kraft Canada website I would find a recipe that suited my needs.  And that’s exactly what I found… Chocolate Chunk Macaroons!

FYI – I modified the Chocolate Chunk Macaroon – I omitted the nuts and replaced them with cherries… because I LOVE CHERRIES!

Chocolate Chunk Cherry Macaroons


Here’s the best part – you only need one batch! (Ok – maybe the best part is that they’re delicious…but a very close second is that you ONLY NEED ONE BATCH!) I got about 80 (small) macaroons out of the recipe.  80!  And from start to finish it only took about 20 minutes – that included bake time.


  • 4.5 Cups Sweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 1 Can (300 mL) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Cup chopped Marichino Cherries
  • 3/4 PKG Bakers Semi Sweet Chocolate
  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Combine coconut, chocolate, cherries and flour in large bowl. Add milk and mix well.
  • Drop tablespoonfuls of coconut mixture, 2 inches apart, into 60 mounds on parchment-covered baking sheets.
  • Bake 10 to 12 min. or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet 1 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

For the full method – please visit the original recipe – Click HERE

Disclaimer: I am a part of the Kraft What’s Cooking influencers program.  All opinions are my own







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  1. Judy Cowan says:

    Those look so good and I love the addition of the cherries! Another one added to my list to bake this weekend!

  2. Judy Cowan says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I made this and they turned out great. Hubby has already ate several of them!

  3. Anne Taylor says:

    These would make a sweet treat all year long! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. These look yummy! Been a long while since I’ve used Marichino Cherries in a recipe!

  5. These sound like a tummy mix of flavours!


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