TWIX® Bites Coconut Macaroons ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

TWIX® Bites Coconut Macaroons

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For today's recipe, I have a new favorite to share!  Just about a year ago, I passed on a recipe Raspberry Coconut macaroons, which I love but can only bake during raspberry season.  I had some shredded coconut packages sitting in my pantry, and I was racking my brain on how to use them... and it came to me.  Chocolate!  Coconut and chocolate are perfect partners, and so I made up a recipe these awesome macaroons with TWIX Bites!  This is such a delicious cookie, and there are so many occasions for making this cookie because they keep well and look super enticing: bake sales, bridal showers, cookie swaps, road trips, and so on.  And of course, they are a fantastic every day cookie because they are super simple to make.  Want to know what they taste like?


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You know when coconut is perfectly toasted and crispy?  Well, the outside of the macaroons satisfy that craving.  :)  The inside is chewy, moist, and sweet studded with pieces of the TWIX Bites.  Now, as for the chocolate, remember how a TWIX is pretty much the best candy bar?*  The chocolate and caramel melt together to create an oozy, delicious surprise.


* Seriously, during chocolate sale fundraisers in school, the TWIX always sold out first.  They were the "cool" candy bar!


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Instead of unwrapping a ton of regular-sized TWIX, there is a new favorite way to enjoy TWIX...unwrapped Bites!  And remember last week, when I shared this Social Twist coupon?  Right now, you can still receive $1.00 off when you buy two 2.83 oz. (or larger) bags OR $3.00 off when you buy two 6 oz. (or larger) bags.  Score!


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As always, I hit Walmart with my trusty coupon in hand.  Remember to print it out before you get to the store!



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I found the TWIX Bites nestled between the Milky Way and Snicker's Bites.  Ooh, remember the recipes I made with those goodies?  The chocolate aisle might be my favorite new aisle for ingredients!


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Oh, and remember the coupon that I mentioned above, where you can get $3.00 off when you buy two 6 oz. (or larger) bags?  Check out how much one bag is...  only $2.78!  That means that you can buy 2 for less than the price of 1!

Now, let's get to the recipe!


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TWIX® Bites Coconut Macaroons
A Vintage Zest original
Makes 24 cookies



Ingredients

  • 7.0 oz. package TWIX Bites
  • 14 oz. (400 g) sweetened, flaked coconut
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. table salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


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Directions

1.  Chop each bite into 4 pieces.  I used 32 Bites, which left 5 in the bag for snacking.  :)


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2. Preheat oven to 325°F.

3. In a food processor, blend the coconut for a minute.


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Before and after Step #2


4. Add the egg whites, salt and vanilla extract.  Blend for another minute.


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5. Add the TWIX and pulse in short bursts until it has been incorporated.  You might need to help the mixture a bit by scraping down the sides of the processor with a spatula.


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6. With a size #40 cookie scoop (which is 1 2/3 Tablespoon or .75 oz.), scoop the cookies onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Note: I packed it firmly into the ice cream scoop because I wanted a slightly more dense macaroon, which is chewier.  For a lighter, more free-form macaroon, you can pack it lightly but it will be a bit crumbly on the sheet.


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Note: The cookies can be spaced close together since they will not spread.  Also, my recipe made exactly 24 cookies, with just enough for a baby tester cookie.  :)


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7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until slightly browned on top.

Note: I baked these for 25 minutes to get a toasted outside.


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8.  Cool on the tray for 10 minutes, until firm.  Remove any burned chocolate/caramel drizzles by snapping them off.  (Confession: sometimes I remove the ones that are not burned just to eat them like candy!)


And that's it!  No mixing, very little measuring, and the result is a perfect little cookie bite!


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I just love these and they are perfectly sweetened little desserts.  It would nice to say that you can have just one and be satisfied, but I just know that you will be reaching for another after you finish your first macaroon!





How do you like your macaroons?  Light and airy or chewy and moist?


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31 comments:

  1. These are really "dangerous" bites.
    I'd probably won't be able to stop eating them :)

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  2. These look yummy...and dangerous like Winnie said.

    Pinning it! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh my goodness! These look and sound sooooooooo fabulous! I love Twix too!


    Thanks for sharing this yummy goodness!
    xoxo

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  4. Oh my! These look amazing! I love coconut and I adore Twix. I can imagine the macaroons are amazing! I host a Creative Ways Link Party on Wednesday if you'd like to link this up. Hope to see you there.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  5. Ha! They are really, really delicious and it's hard to let them cool because the gorgeous aroma is so tempting.

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  6. Thanks for pinning! I hope you try them soon. :)

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  7. Great! I hope you enjoy them. :)

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  8. Oh well, then this sounds like a match made in heaven for you! Thanks for the invite!

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  9. I love macaroons but these take the cake! I will defiantly be trying these soon and just FYI the candy/chocolate isle is my best friend too! Helps me add fun twists to all sorts of recipes!

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  10. Stopping in from the Too Cute Tuesday Link party. Oh this is JUST what I need... not! I already need someone to do a macaroon intervention on me, and now I'm going to be thinking about these all night! LOL.

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  11. oh fabulous! I think the Twix would help me like macaroons a little bit better. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

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  12. G'day! I so want to try one of these right now!
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friday Featuring Memories By the Mile
    Cheers! Joanne

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  13. Hi Diane,
    What a great treat, these look yummy! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  14. Oh...Twix just make the best biscuits so to use these in a new recipe just looks delicious. I need to go and find me some Twix now!!
    Would love you to share these at our Marvelous Monday link party at Smart Party Planning :-)

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  15. Holy cow do these ever look amazing! YUM! :)


    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  16. Coconut is one of my favorites, but adding in the TWIX Bites just takes this to a whole new level of deliciousness! #client

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  17. These look delicious! I love Twix, so I'm a BIG fan of these!

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  18. The recipe is fabulous! I love the Photos and How you created the great Font on them! I'm really hungry for those cookies! Thanks Maria

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  19. What a fun treat! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  20. They were! And "were" is the word to describe them because they were gone pretty fast after I made them! :)

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  21. True! Sometimes I think they just need to import the aisle straight into the baking section!

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  22. Ha! I don't know what happened in the last few years when French macarons took over the conversation, but I will always love coconut macaroons even more! :)

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  23. Ha! And I must say that they taste better than they look. Yum!

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  24. I hope you can get your hands on some TWIX Bites soon!

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  25. Awesome! Then this is definitely going to be a favorite dessert. :)

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  26. Thanks so much! If you try making them, let me know how they turn out! :)

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  27. Thanks for visiting and hosting! :)

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  28. Thanks for the reply! Also dont forget to come over to my place for a party Hugs
    Maria
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com

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