Salted Caramel Macaroons

These delicious no-bake treats use vanilla wafers as the base, giving the cookies a perfect crunchy bite reminiscent of your favorite Girl Scout cookie.

Salted Caramel Macaroons on green background
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
50 macaroons


  • 50 vanilla wafer cookies

  • 10 vanilla caramels, unwrapped

  • cup sweetened condensed milk*

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

  • ¼ cup chopped toasted pecans

  • 4 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted

  • Flaky sea salt


  1. Line a tray or rimmed baking sheet with foil. Arrange cookies on tray. In a medium saucepan melt caramels, milk, and butter over medium until smooth. Cook and stir 5 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans.

  2. Spread mixture on top of cookies on tray. Drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with salt. Cover and chill 2 hours or until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months.


Chill remaining sweetened condensed milk up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months. To use, stir into coffee or hot chocolate, or add an extra drizzle over your layered cookie bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

76 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 26mg 1%
Folate, total 5.6mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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