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Information about the Scottish sweet the Macaroon Bar with a recipe
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Macaroon Bars are a popular sweet in Scotland made from vanilla filling and chocolate and coconut topping.
Macaroon Bar Recipe
The more traditional Scottish macaroon bar recipe would have used potatoes, icing sugar, melted chocolate and toasted desiccated coconut and eaten fresh. There is an example of a traditional Scots macaroon bars recipe in the Maw Broon's Cookbook.
Bakers throughout Scotland sell an assortment of macaroon cakes made from coconut. It is possible to buy the sweetie macaroon bars from online retro sweet shops. Lees macaroon bars are popular in shops and in some regions The Toffee Man franchise of door to door selling sweets still sell Scottish macaroon bars.
The book A Cook's Tour of Scotland by Sue Lawrence has a traditional macaroon bars recipe using potatoes, icing sugar, chocolate and desiccated coconut.
They are also available in a wide range of filling flavours such as strawberry and raspberry.
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