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Gluten Free Coconut Macaroon Cherry Bombs

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How does some gluten free coconut macaroon cherry bombs sound? Mmmm. These treats are also perfect for the patriotic holidays, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, because they are red, white and blue! Chuck full of coconut goodness and I love me some coconut desserts. Basically any coconut flavored baked good is my weakness. Until I was diagnosed with celiac disease that is. For the longest time after the diagnosis I thought that baked goods were to be feared. No more baked goods and no more coconut. Or so I thought. Fortunately I was wrong. There are so many baked goods recipes that can be gluten free! Like these gluten free coconut macaroon cherry bombs that are oh so yummy.

Easy to make gluten free coconut macaroon cherry bombs for July 4th.

Gluten Free Coconut Macaroon Cherry Bombs

The perfect coconut dessert for people who have celiac disease!


3/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour mix
6 cups shredded sweetened coconut
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup Wilton Royal blue chocolate melts
1 jar maraschino cherries – drained and patted dry

Blue melting chips, cherries, sweetened condensed milk almond extract, vanilla and shredded coconut.


Coconut desserts are perfect for all summer long!

1.  Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2.  In a large mixing bowl, add the flour and coconut. Stir until well mixed.

Coconut Process 1

3.  Add both extracts and stir again until well blended.

4.  Add the sweetened condensed milk and with a rubber spatula, mix well to incorporate.

Great dessert recipe for people with celiac disease.

5.  Drop 2 inch rounded, heaping spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.

Perfect summer recipe.

6.  Spray the bottom of a drinking glass with non stick spray and use it to flatten the cookies ever so slightly.

7.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden in color and the coconut is lightly toasted.

Toasted coconut patties.

8.  Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to completely cool.

9.  Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.

10.  In a double boiler (or using this nifty candy melting pot), melt the blue chocolate candies by stirring until completely melted.

11.  Pour the melted chocolate into a shallow dish and dip the bottom of each cookie into the mixture. Place on the cookie sheet to allow the chocolate to harden.

Recipe process.

Coconut desserts recipe.

12.  Using your index finger, gently press down into the center of each cookie. Dab a small amount of melted chocolate onto the bottom of each cherry and place into the hallowed center.

Gluten free coconut desserts for 4th of July.

13.   ENJOY!!

Delicious and easy to make coconut macaroons.

Coconut desserts are my favorite. 

Gluten free coconut macaroon cherry bombs recipe.

Have celiac disease and need some other gluten free recipes? You’ll actually find some great ones on the blog HERE.

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