Raspberry Coconut Macarons


If you follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed by now that I love macarons, I’m pinning them all the time. They are so delicate, I love their versatility of flavors and their bright colors and honestly how could I resist them, they taste like candy. Every time we go on vacation I’m sure to grab some – because they only sell them within probably 2 hours of me. In California I loved the salted caramel and the coconut macarons from Lette Macarons in Newport Beach, and during our recent short term move to Washington D.C. I loved getting the red velvet macarons from The Sweet Lobby.

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With the recipe below I only listed the ingredients you’ll need then inserted a link to Bravetart for the directions. I love Stella’s recipe and it was also fun reading through her macaron myths. Macarons are tricky, and I’m no pro (I’ve only made them a number of times) so I’d thought it would be better just to link to her directions because she knows what she’s doing.

This recipe is very versatile. I also considered filling these with a chocolate ganache. They are very sweet with the jam, so if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth you might want to go with a little jam along with some dark or bittersweet ganache and maybe use a less sugar jam. Enjoy!

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Raspberry Coconut Macarons

Yield: Yields about 20

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes


  • 115 grams almond flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 230 grams powdered sugar
  • 144 grams egg whites
  • 72 grams granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Red or pink food coloring (optional)
  • 3/4 cup raspberry jam


  1. For macaron directions please visit the recipe here on Bravetart as that is the recipe I used, adding the 3/4 tsp coconut extract in place of the vanilla and tinting if desired with food coloring.
  2. Allow macarons to cool completely. Spread about 1/2 Tbsp raspberry jam between 2 macarons. Store in an airtight container.
  3. Recipe Source: adapted from Bravetart

These are the macarons from Lette (taken March 13′). I loved their vibrant colors.

Lette Macarons

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  • Chris: These look yummy! I agree about Lette, their macarons are very good. Fortunately, I live close by. However, I’ve been wanting to make my own, but a little nervous to try. February 12, 2014 at 9:14pm Reply

  • Zainab @ Blahnik Baker: Absolutely stunning!! I love the flavor combinations :) February 12, 2014 at 9:29pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: If you ever come back to Newport I’m like an hour away! Tell me! :) And I am the lamest blogger ever. Have never made them. I guess I’ve heard so many horror stories. Yours are always so so so pretty! February 13, 2014 at 12:56am Reply

  • Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks: These look perfect, Jaclyn! I love the pink colour! February 13, 2014 at 5:34am Reply

  • Lauren DellaFera (@blushingbirdie): I’ve never tried making my own macarons, but I’ve always wanted to. These look gorgeous! Perhaps I’ll get inspired enough looking at all these pretty pictures to experiment. February 13, 2014 at 5:49am Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: This looks so lovely!! February 13, 2014 at 7:32am Reply

  • alana: WOW these look amazing! Thank you so much for adding these to ur blog! U inspire me to cook, and ur website is defiantly unique with such mouthwatering recipes! Thank u sooooo much Jaclyn!!!:) quick Q, do u by any chance have a recipe for molten chocolate lava cake? :)) Thanks !!!:) February 13, 2014 at 7:51am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for your kindness Alana, you’re always too nice :)! I don’t have a recipe for them yet but it’s actually been on my list for a few weeks – I need to get to that :). February 18, 2014 at 10:49pm Reply

  • Sandi: I LOVE Lette Macarons! I go to the one in Pasadena because I work right around the corner :) Thanks for the recipe, I love learning more about macarons and their myths. I make them quite a bit but I always want to make sure I’m doing it correctly! February 13, 2014 at 9:19am Reply

  • Shobelyn: I love your blog. i just found out about your blog two days ago and I love the pictures, your words and how you weave them together. Last night, I started reading the posts from your archive – since 2011 and I love reading all of it. It is like reading a novel. Thanks for doing what you do. Blessings. February 13, 2014 at 12:27pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you found my blog Shobelyn! Thanks for checking it out and for your compliments! That is very kind of you! February 18, 2014 at 10:46pm Reply

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking: Get out of town. These are PERFECTION, Jaclyn! Mine would never be as pretty, but after seeing this post, I’m sure going to try. Absolutely lovely macarons, perfect for Valentine’s Day! February 13, 2014 at 3:11pm Reply

  • Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet: Absolutely stunning! February 13, 2014 at 4:08pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Anna :)! February 13, 2014 at 5:10pm Reply

  • Tereza: Love that these are gluten free as well as dairy free! Beautiful colour and flavour!

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  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: These are gorgeous! February 14, 2014 at 8:48am Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): These are so pretty, I love the flavor and the pretty raspberry jam filling! February 14, 2014 at 12:19pm Reply

  • Tera: These are so pretty! I would love to be able to make them except I can’t use almond flour due to my son being extremely allergic to nuts. Can I use regular flour or cake flour instead? Thanks so much! March 26, 2014 at 8:25pm Reply

  • Jenna: I have tried making these cookies probably five times now. I got them right once and since then have never been able to figure them out again! What gives?! lol Think I will give this recipe a try. May 11, 2014 at 5:39pm Reply

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  • Debra: What type/brand/color/amount of food coloring did you use for these? They are beauties! TIA! :) March 1, 2016 at 5:15pm Reply

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