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I am making chocolate dipped macaroons and all the recipes I have call for sweetened coconut. I have unsweetened coconut in the pantry and for some reason that is all my market has on the shelf. Can I add sugar to the recipe and have it turn out the same as if I was using sweetened coconut? If so, how much do I add? Thank you in advance!

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  1. I doubt it. The recipe is probably also geared for the moisture content and texture of something like Baker's Angel Flake coconut.

    1. This baker suggested adding 3/4 C. sugar with unsweeteened coconut vs. 1 T. with sweetened.
      http://www.rachelleb.com/2009/02/25/m...

      1. Thanks for your responses! I found a recipe from Bon Appetit that looks awesome and used unsweetened flakes. I can't wait to try it!!

        1. I've used them interchangeably in macaroons before.

          1. I've used them interchangeably before, but I really like Mark Bittman's recipe for macaroons, which uses unsw. coconut (and is super easy.)

            http://markbittman.com/coconut-macaro...

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            1. re: Chocolatechipkt

              That one is similar to mine. Sometimes I paint the bottoms with bittersweet chocolate.

              1. re: sandylc

                Me too. :)