Rich, flaky and perfectly sweet, these MOUNDS Macaroons are sure to hit the spot. Chopped MOUNDS Miniatures add a scrumptious touch to a classic dessert recipe. This MOUNDS Macaroons recipe is ideal for a casual lunch with friends, or pack them in tins for a thoughtful homemade gift. Everyone will enjoy the delicious coconut and chocolate flavor in each chewy bite. For another candy-inspired coconut macaroon idea, try these HERSHEY'S KISSES Coconut Macaroon Blossoms.
Heat oven to 300°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or generously grease. Remove wrappers from candy bars; chop and set aside. Place 2 cups coconut in deep, medium bowl; set aside.
Stir together remaining 2-1/2 cups coconut, flour and salt in large bowl. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, stirring until well blended. Fold in candy pieces. Drop slightly heaping teaspoons mixture into bowl of coconut. Roll in coconut until well coated. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until bottoms begin to brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Line tray with wax paper. Place chocolate chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.
Dip bottom of each cookie into melted dark chocolate chips. Shake gently and scrape cookie bottom on edge of bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place on prepared tray. Drizzle cookie tops with remaining melted chocolate. Allow chocolate to firm. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.