I firmly believe there is an entire population of under-served, unacknowledged macaroon lovers out there. This mind-blowingly good, incredibly easy recipe is for you.
Chocolate Pecan Macaroons
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
2 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans (I buy the roasted, salt ones from Trader Joe's)
1 tsp. almond extract
salt to taste (start with 1/4 tsp and add more if you need to)
In a large, heavy saucepan combine chocolate and condensed milk. Cook, stirring constantly,for a few minutes until the chocolate melts and mixture is thick, smooth and glossy.
Remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients. Blend well. Drop by teaspoonsful onto cookie sheets covered with parchment paper. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 10 minutes or until bottoms have just set.