Preheat the oven to 160C
Line a baking sheet or tray with baking paper
Whisk the egg whites until stiff
Add the sugar in 3 batches and whisk until the sugar has dissolved
Fold the desiccated coconut into the mixture. make sure to do this gently so no air is lost
Using a dessert spoon, spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet and spread out a little.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown
Remove from the oven, leave to cool for a few minutes on the sheet and then move to a wire rack to cool further.
Once cool, melt the chocolate and coat one half of each macaroon with some chocolate. The easiest way to do this is to dip the macaroon in the chocolate
Put the macaroons into the fridge to allow the chocolate to harden