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Red Velvet Coconut Macaroons

Easy and delicious, these Red Velvet Coconut Macaroons are a beautiful treat just in time for Valentine's Day!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet coconut macaroons
Servings: 24
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 3 tbsp water
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 14 oz sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup red velvet cake mix
  • 2 egg whites room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz vanilla candy coating or white chocolate
  • colored sprinkles pearls, or jimmies


  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine water, sugar, corn syrup and salt in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat.
  • In a medium-sized, heat-proof bowl, combine shredded coconut and hot syrup, stirring until evenly distributed. Let mixture cool for about 20 minutes.
  • Once cooled, stir in the cake mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites and vanilla extract together until foamy and thick. Gently fold in the coconut mixture.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out mounds of the coconut mixture. Make sure to really pack the coconut in tightly. You want golf-ball sized mounds. Space the macaroons 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 15 to 18 minutes, rotating the baking sheet if necessary. Place baking sheets on racks and let cool completely.
  • Melt candy coating according to package directions and drizzle on top of the cooled macaroons. Sprinkle with pearls or jimmies. Let set up before storing in an airtight container.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg