Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Can you believe it is already December?  To celebrate the holidays, I've teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you some holiday recipes and a GIVEAWAY!!  Want $175 Amazon gift card??  Enter the giveaway below!

My recipe contribution are these super easy Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons.  They are the perfect holiday treat to give to neighbors, add to treat trays, or enjoy yourself.  With only 4 ingredients, you will be a happy little elf in the kitchen!

1 (14 oz.) pkg. sweetened flaked coconut
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 (10 oz.) bag of chocolate chips, I used dark chocolate
parchment paper


  1. In a bowl, combine the coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract; mix well.
  2. Spoon onto a parchment covered baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between macaroons.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges.
  4. Gently press together while still warm to create a more dense macaroon.  Let cool completely.
  5. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments until smooth.
  6. Dip each macaroon in chocolate and place back onto parchment paper.
  7. Drizzle with remaining chocolate.  Let set and cool completely.
  8. Store in a covered container on the counter.



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Hollywood Candy in Omaha, Nebraska

If you have any plans to visit Omaha, Nebraska you must stop at Hollywood Candy.  It is located in the Old Market area and worth the trip.  They have the largest selection of candy in the area.  From retro candy to the latest releases, they have it all.

My family recently stopped there on our trip from Kansas City to Omaha.  The kids were in awe, and the adults were kids all over again.  Every childhood memory was found in that store.  We truly were kids in a candy store!

After you get done at the candy store, make sure to visit the Hollywood Pinball and Arcade Museum within the same building.  It houses over 85 games from different eras.  The games are all ready for token play.

Also located here is the Hollywood Theater, Fairmont Antiques, diner, and letterpress.  All are fun to visit and worth your time.

To learn more about Hollywood Candy and the other attractions visit their website HERE.

**Disclaimer:  My family and I were provided tickets as guests to the museum. 
All opinions are my own.   

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip for #PumpkinWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #PumpkinWeek.  I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of #PumpkinWeek recipes.  All opinions are mine alone.

This week I have teamed up with 33 other bloggers to participate in #PumpkinWeek.  We are showcasing recipes throughout the week and participating in a fantastic GIVEAWAY from our terrific sponsors.  Enter at the bottom of this post, or go to THIS LINK to read all about the giveaway!

My last contribution is this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip.  It is an easy and quick addition to your fall gatherings.  You will keep coming back for more and more!


1 can cream cheese frosting
1/2 c. canned pumpkin puree
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
vanilla wafers

  1. Mix frosting, pumpkin, and spice until mixed thoroughly.
  2. Serve with vanilla wafers or cookies of your liking.

Enjoy these #PumpkinWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Pumpkin Drinks:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Smoothie from It Bakes Me Happy
Falling for Orange: Pumpkin Amaro Cocktail from Caroline's Cooking
Pumpkin Hazelnut Latte from The Beard and The Baker
Pumpkin Latte from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate with Butterscotch Whipped Cream from Family Around the Table
Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate from Blogghetti

Pumpkin Breakfasts & Baked Goods:
Chorizo Cheddar Pumpkin Muffins from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Cinnamon Pumpkin Donuts from Daily Dish Recipes
Pumpkin Cheese Biscuits from Shockingly Delicious

Savory & Snack Pumpkin Recipes:
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin & Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Coriander Soup from Frugal & Fit
Pumpkin Cornbread from 4 Sons R Us
Pumpkin Pasta with Brie from Food Above Gold
Pumpkin Spice Pretzels from Jen Around the World

Pumpkin Desserts:
Chai Pumpkin Cupcakes from The Crumby Kitchen
Harvest Pumpkin Layer Cake from Palatable Pastime
Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Bars from Our Good Life
Pumpkin Fluff from The Mandatory Mooch
Pumpkin Pie Chai Tea Latte Cupcakes from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Cookie Cups from Big Bear's Wife
Pumpkin Pie Pudding from Creative Southern Home
Pumpkin Pudding Cookies from For the Love of Food
Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Pumpkin Spice Fault Line Cake from Love & Confections
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Ice Cream from My Sweet Zepol
White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes from Cindy's Recipes and Writings

Fall is in the air, and we are celebrating our love of pumpkin with #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 34 bloggers will be sharing 140+ fantastic recipes for all your Autumn celebrations, including breakfasts, baked goods, savory pumpkin recipes, desserts, and drinks. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below! 

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Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Marble Rolling Pin and Board Set.
Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. For generations, Dixie Crystals has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. Our pure cane, non-GMO sugar products guarantee that treasured family recipes will turn out right every time. Bake with love and Dixie Crystals.
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Sweets & Treats is giving one winner the Year of Sprinkles that contains holiday mixes, classic sprinkles, and some of their most popular sprinkles.
Sweets & Treats, a party and baking supplies manufacturer and wholesaler, started out of a baking industry need for truly grease-proof cupcake liners. From there, the company expanded into a handful of specialized categories including the latest, Sweet Sprinkles, their one of a kind sprinkles and sprinkle mix line. With hundreds of truly unique products, they are a one stop shop for your next party!
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Torani is giving one winner a year supply of Torani: 12-750ml glass bottles, flavors will be winner’s choice, plus pumps for each bottle.
We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.
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Cabot is giving one winner a gift box of assorted Cabot cheeses.
The farm families that own Cabot Creamery Co-operative love what they do. And they’ve been doing it for a long time—every single day since 1919. Almost 100 years later, we’re proud of our thriving farms, strong communities, and happy, healthy cows that produce the rich, buttery milk that we use to make Cabot’s award-winning cheese and dairy products. We like to think those awards mean we’re doing something right. Of course, you’re a big part of this too. If you love eating our cheese as much as we love making it, then we’ll get to keep doing what we do for generations to come.
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Thank you to #PumpkinWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, and Cabot Creamery Co-operative for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #PumpkinWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Four (4) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #PumpkinWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #PumpkinWeek posts or entry.

Thanks ~ Nichi

 I like linking my posts to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!