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Chocolate Macaroon Critters

These sweet and yummy treats are easy for kids to help make. They will especially enjoy using the M&M’s to make the faces into a wide variety of expressions—silly, happy and yes, even scary!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (14 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup egg whites (about 6)
  • M&M's miniature baking bits
  • Red decorating frosting


  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Cool. In a large bowl, beat the coconut, sugar and egg whites until combined. Beat in melted chocolate. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Drop by tablespoons 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until tops feel dry. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Using baking bits and frosting, create faces on cookies.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 89 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
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