There are only four ingredients involved in making the macaroon bars, but you can melt chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle the melted chocolate over the macaroon bars once they have cooled, if desired. There is no cutting or chopping involved, making this an easy Christmas or holiday dessert for the kids to help you make.
Once the macaroon bars have cooled cut them into squares. If you will not be eating them within 24 hours, place them in a single layer in an airtight container and refrigerator until just before you are ready to eat them. Let the macaroon bars sit at room temperature for about an hour before serving them for dessert.
4-ingredient macaroon bars recipe
Ingredients for 4-ingredient macaroon bars:
- 3¼ cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
How to make 4-ingredient macaroon bars:
- Preheat oven to 350*F. Spray a 13×9-inch cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Sprinkle 1½ cups coconut onto the greased cookie sheet.
- In a medium sized bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk and almond extract; drizzle half over the coconut.
- Unroll crescent dough and arrange in a single layer over the coconut on the cookie sheet. Drizzle with remaining milk mixture; sprinkle with remaining coconut.
- Bake the macaroon bars at 350*F for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.
- Yield: 3 dozen macaroon bars
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