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3 Ingredient Caramel Pecan Macaroons

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All it takes is three ingredients to make these fun caramel pecan macaroons. They are a bit caramelly candy and part coconut cookie. They are so fun!

golden caramel and coconut cookies ready to eat

      Apparently dulce de leche and I are having a bit of a thing right now. Can you blame us?

    After making cajeta I just had to make some dulce de leche too. It is strangely satisfying to watch the milk concentrate and caramelize right before your eyes.

     Then I had to make multiple batches to see how big of a difference the amount of baking soda makes. Spoiler alert: it makes quite the difference in the final color and less of a difference in the taste. So needless to say I had a lot to use.

     While eating it cold from the fridge on a spoon was a perfectly viable option in my eyes, I couldn’t wait to try more fun recipes with it!

bite taken out of coconut macaroon.

    So my brain got to clicking, which is always a little bit scary! If a lot of people make dulce de leche from cans of sweetened condensed milk and sweetened condensed milk makes yummy macaroons… why couldn’t dulce de leche?!

    And if you are going to make caramelly macaroons, why not add pecans? I mean really, why not?

   I envisioned it as a bit praline and a bit macaroon, or maybe like a german chocolate cake without the cake!

    It takes longer to gather the whole three ingredients than it does to stir these up. Then just use a small cookie scoop or a couple of teaspoons to transfer small amounts of batter to a sprayed cookies sheet.

   Bake them until they are golden and set.  Easy peasy!

plate with three caramelized macaroons on it.

    Of course I couldn’t help but add some chocolate to some of them. Just dunk the bottoms or drizzle a bit of melted chocolate on to take them to the next level!

Yield: 24 Cookies

3 Ingredient Caramel Pecan Macaroons

Tray of macaroons made with caramel and pecans.

All it takes is three ingredients to make these fun caramel pecan macaroons. They are a bit caramelly candy and part coconut cookie. They are so fun!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 14 oz sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup dulce de leche
  • optional chocolate for dunking or drizzling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Stir together coconut, caramel and pecans.
  3. Scoop a rounded teaspoon at a time onto prepared pan
  4. Bake at 350°F for 15-18 minutes.
  5. Cool completely and then remove from baking sheet.
  6. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 Macaroon

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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All it takes is three ingredients to make these fun caramel pecan macaroons. They are a bit caramelly candy and part coconut cookie. They are so fun!

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Millican Pecan

Monday 17th of June 2019

Three ingredients... you nailed it. So easy, too! Always looking for a great pecan recipe and this one is sooooo easy peasy! Well done!

Carlee

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

Easy and yummy is hard to beat! Thank you!

Erin

Friday 25th of August 2017

Um what? Sounds delicious!!!

Carlee

Monday 28th of August 2017

Ha! It's hard to beat three ingredients and almost no effort!

Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes

Saturday 5th of August 2017

These are the easiest Macaroons I have heard till date :D! And it has my favorite Dulce-de-leche as one of the ingrdients!!

Carlee

Monday 7th of August 2017

It's hard to go wrong with that list of ingredients, huh?!

Amy

Saturday 5th of August 2017

These look sooo good. I'm adding the chocolate to mine! Thank you for sharing.

Carlee

Monday 7th of August 2017

I highly encourage the chocolate too! Thanks!

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Friday 4th of August 2017

Carlee, I'm sure I've said it before but I have to say it again: you're brilliant! The only way to improve on a macaroon is by adding some caramel-y flavor. And pecans! LOVE IT!

Carlee

Monday 7th of August 2017

hehe! I'm not sure I'd go that far, but I'll take it anyway! Thanks, Kelsie!

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