These are best described as a gourmet Mounds bars only infinitely better. They are toasted on the outside and gooey on the inside. The chopped macadamias give it a nice crunch. Semi-sweet chocolate is a good choice to balance out the sticky sweetness of the condensed milk. For a fancier finish, you can drizzle the top with more chocolate and sprinkle with toasted macadamia nut crumbs.
6 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup unsalted macadamia nuts, chopped
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 egg whites
1/8 tsp salt
9 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place coconut and macadamia nuts on large cookie sheet. Bake until lightly toasted (around 8 minutes), stirring at least once about halfway through. Maintain oven temperature. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Grease parchment. (If using tart pans, brush evenly with coconut oil - make sure you get all the nooks and crannies.)
Combine condensed milk and vanilla in large bowl. Add coconut and macadamia nuts & mix thoroughly. In a seperate bowl, using electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt until stiff but not dry. Fold whites into coconut mixture a third at a time. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets or spoon evenly into 2 tart pans.
Bake until macaroons turn golden brown around edges, about 14 minutes (time for tart pans won't be much longer - maybe 18-20 minutes). Chill completely before removing from cookie sheet/pans.
Line another cookie sheet with parchment paper. Dip cookie bottoms into melted chocolate. Place cookies, chocolate side down, on parchment. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.