This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure policy.

bark made out of macaroon cookies, hersheys kisses and chocolate all jumbled up on a white plate

Last weekend Jordan and I went to run errands together. We went to the dollar store and the grocery store.

We’ve been trying to (remember) to pay her an allowance, in return for doing some extra chores around the house. She gets $5 per week that she puts in her piggy bank and I try to remember to make her pay for extra stuff, like those awesome toys you can get at Dollar Tree.

She’s not too good yet about understanding saving her money or waiting to spend it until she has enough for what she wants. (Case in point: a few weeks ago she paid me $5 so she could style me for the day.)

But in the car on our way to shopping she asked me what it meant to “save up for something.” So I told her that it meant she saved her money in order to buy something more expensive than what she has. I used the example that the Lego set she wants is $50 (side note: can we say outrageous?)

“How many 5’s does it take to get to $50?” she asked me.

I made her count by five’s to get to fifty. “Ten,” she answered herself.

It was quiet for a minute.

“Mommy,” she said, “you know what would be easier? … If you paid me $10 instead of $5.”

Smart kid. Future Donald Trump? Or she’ll win an award for being the lead of her sales team.

Either way, when I’m old and poor, I hope she’ll be able to afford to keep me in Hershey’s Kisses.

As soon as I made this version of this bark at Christmas, I knew I was going to make it with my favorite Kisses of all time.

Coconut Creme. Oh, how I love you.

This bark starts with macaroons. You can buy them at the store or make your own. I cut down the recipe so it only makes 13. You need 12 for this bark. Do what you will with the 13th. I’m not telling where mine went.

Chop up the good stuff.

Lay out a lake of chocolate.

And top it with the good stuff. I added toasted almonds too.

Now we just need to start a petition to get the Coconut Creme Kisses in full-year rotation. Maybe I’ll get Jordan on that. She can talk anyone into anything.


Kiss My Cookie Bark {Coconut Edition}

jumble of chocolate macaroons and Hershey's kisses

Kiss my Cookie Bark {Coconut Edition}

4 from 1 vote

Ingredients
  

For the Macaroons:

  • 1 1/3 cups sweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons flour
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg white

For the Bark:

  • 12 macaroon cookies (1” size) either store-bought or from scratch (see below for recipe)
  • 30 Hershey’s Coconut Creme Kisses (or, if you can’t find those, try the almond ones)
  • 3 cups Milk Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ - ½ cup sliced almonds , toasted (place in a 350° oven on a baking sheet for just a few minutes)

Instructions

Make the macaroons (if you're not using store-bought):

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a cookie sheet, or use a Silpat.
  • Stir together coconut, sugar, flour, and salt in a medium bowl. Add almond extract and egg white and stir until well blended. Drop 1” balls onto your prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake about 15 minutes until edges of cookies are golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool.

Make the Bark:

  • Chop up your macaroons and Kisses. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a medium, microwave safe bowl about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Spread 2/3 of the melted chocolate on the prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle chopped cookies, Kisses, and almonds on top. Drizzle with remaining chocolate. Chill until hardened. Break into pieces before serving.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Click here to see more of my ULTIMATE COCONUT recipes!

6020973

Last Updated on May 13, 2020

Dorothy Kern

Welcome to Crazy for Crust, where I share recipes that are sometimes crazy, often with a crust, and always served with a slice of life.

5 Secrets to BETTER Cookies
Sign up below to get my hacks for FREE!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




55 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness this looks like HEAVEN! I am a coconut LOVER and am always looking for the perfect Macaroon recipe so thanks for that. I can’t wait to make these. I’ll be going out tomorrow to scout out the coconut creme kisses. Have a great week.

    Michelle

  2. This is so clever and I bet delicious! I didn’t even know they sold coconut cream kisses! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday…Have a blessed Easter Dorothy 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness, I’m in love with you. Your writing style. Your pictures. Your recipes. Your conversations. I’m so in love with you!!

    I just read this post and the one on stupid computers and I’ll be featuring both tonight on my spotlight post! Oh girl, you’re my new favorite.

    1. By the way, I MUST add that I obviously know that this isn’t the first time that I’ve “seen” you, but you really resonated with me today! I’m just imagining you sitting there shaking your head going, “that crazy girl should know me by now, what is she even talking about??”.

  4. This looks so good, I really wish that my husband liked coconut. I might just have to make some for myself. Just wanted to let you know that I am awarding you the Versatile Blogger Award today on my blog. Have a great rest of the weekend!

  5. Oh my yum! Is there anything better than chocolate and coconut? And that’s a smart girl you’ve got there mom!

  6. Wow, this bark is filled with tons of fun stuff. I love that you incorporated macaroon cookies. Definitely a plus in my book! 🙂

  7. This looks delicious! I’m definitely going to try it when I find some coconut kisses. I’ve never had them before!

  8. Looks great- your title made me laugh!! Glad to have you at Things I’ve Done Thursday!