Danny Macaroons

A few weekends ago, I had a chance to return to Smorgasburg, the weekly food fair in Brooklyn. There were several new vendors since my first visit. My parents got excited about Danny Macaroons, a baker they’d heard about on Food Curated. They are both big fans of coconut macaroons and were delighted to finally try them out. Dan of Danny Macaroons, started baking the coconut cookies ten years ago for a family Passover celebration. It turned out, he was pretty good at making them and began selling them almost a year ago.

Dan’s flavors include roasted almond, double chocolate, and red velvet, among others. My dad chose the German chocolate macaroon, where fragrant, sweet coconut is complemented by a mild chocolate flavor. The top most pieces of coconut are just the slightest bit crisp. The batter, a mixture of coconut, condensed milk and egg whites, settles around the bottom of the macaroon and bakes into a caramelized and chewy outer edge. 

My mom chose the sea salt caramel drizzled macaroon, with smooth, rich caramel sauce settling into the crevices. The inside is incredibly moist and chewy, but soft too. It’s not the kind of coconut that is tough and takes forever to chew.

I like coconut but I don’t usually go wild for it. If I’m at a bakery and there are other baked goods, I usually won’t go for a macaroon. Danny Macaroons are a game changer. I would seriously consider getting one of these macaroons over my usual baked goods any day. It’s a while away, but I want to go to anyone’s Passover dinner that includes these.

Danny Macaroons

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14 Responses to Danny Macaroons

  1. Yum! I would definitely love the sea salt caramel.

  2. Taryn says:

    These look incredible! I wish they were around Boston… definitely some really inventive macaroon ideas I’d never have considered but that sound super yummy.

  3. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says:

    I LOVE macaroons! In fact I was just at Flour bakery last weekend and got myself a coconut one 🙂 These look delicious! I wish it was in Boston!

  4. These look awesome, especially the sea salt caramel!

  5. Erica says:

    Those look delicious! Would love to try the red velvet

  6. I normally wouldn’t go for the macaroons at a bakery either – but these sure look good. The chocolate-topped ones especially!

  7. Megan says:

    I feel the same way about macaroons. I actually only like eating the uncooked batter — but these do look really interesting.

  8. sarah says:

    They are AMAZING. Good news…He will ship to you. Go to the website and you can order online!

  9. Joanne says:

    Danhy is AWESOME. he hand-delivered macaroons to my apartment last year…and I devoured them in all of twenty minutes. SO.GOOD. I don’t celebrate passover…but I will if only to have an excuse to eat these.

  10. shannon says:

    i love macaroons. these look phenomenal, and i’d love a roasted almond one!!

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  12. these look amazing…I have heard of them but not photos…now I am in trouble big time!!


  13. my blog link is here – got distracted with the food !!


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