Cliff and Buster Coconut Macaroons copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Cliff and Buster Coconut Macaroons

Score: 5.00. Votes: 2
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While passing these out to each giddy audience member on her 2003 "Favorite Things" show, Oprah gushed, "Isn't that the best macaroon you've ever had?" The recipe for these delicious yet easy-to-clone coconut macaroons was passed down to Cliff Barsevich years ago from his grandmother, and they were served at the events serviced by Cliff and partner Ron Strles' catering business. When customers continued to rave about the cookies, the duo began selling the macaroons by the box in high-end stores such as Neiman Marcus. With a lot of help from The Oprah Winfrey Show, the cookies have become a huge success. Still, at 15 bucks a dozen, it's nice to have a clone Cliff and Buster coconut macaroon recipe that will satisfy your macaroon munchies at a fraction of the cost. It's the closest we'll ever get to a homemade version since Cliff says he's never sharing the recipe. He says when he dies he's taking the secret formula with him.

Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (about 8 ounces—see Tidbits)
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
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Dec 7, 2014, 22:00

I usually make a macaroon recipe that uses egg whites, but decided to try this version for a holiday party. Wow is not an understatement! Made two batches, one with unsweetened coconut and one with the easier-to-get sweetened. Despite what you'd think, the sweetened was not that much sweeter. It also made it creamier. I'd definitely make them again. And again.

Dec 3, 2014, 22:00

A very simple and delicious cookie that's fun to make and eat. Made these with my granddaughters, 7 & 9- they had fun and said they were yummy!!!

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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