Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In bowl, toss together coconut, coconut oil and maple syrup. Scoop level tablespoons onto prepared sheet. Chill 1 to 2 hr. until set. Store in airtight container in cool, dry place.
For festive macaroons, stir 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely crushed candy canes into coconut mixture before scooping.
Substitute maple syrup with honey.
Sprinkle with sea salt, candy sprinkles, chocolate shavings, chopped nuts or dried cranberries if desired.
To add minty seasonal flavour, reduce the maple syrup to 1 tbsp (15 mL) and add 1 tbsp (15 mL) peppermint schnapps liqueur; stir into the coconut mixture.