Scottish Macaroon Bar

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So today, our recipe comes from Marie Curie’s Glasgow hospice chef, Catherine and is a firm Glasgow Hospice favourite! These traditional Scottish Macaroons are easy to make and dunked in chocolate – what’s not to love!


  1. Peel and boil the potatoes until soft, and put them in a mixing bowl. To this, sift in the full bag of icing sugar and mix until you have a soft dough consistency. Add more icing if needed depending on the consistency of your dough.
  2. In a pan, gently toast the desiccated coconut until they are a nice toasty golden brown colour.
  3. Melt your chocolate (either in the microwave on 10 second intervals, or over the hob)
  4. Roll out the potato dough over a floured surface, cut to any desired shapes and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  5. Dip the macaroon shapes into the melted chocolate and then sprinkle with the toasted coconut.
  6. Leave to harden for 10 minutes and enjoy!

Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow chef, Catherine


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Lead image by Jaclyn Ruth


  • 4x medium potatoes
  • 2.5 kilo bag of icing sugar
  • 1 block of cooking chocolate
  • Desiccated coconut


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