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Halloween Macarons
Author: Jackie
  • Macaron Shell:
  • 90 grams egg whites (roughly 3 egg whites)
  • 25 gram (2 Tablespoons) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200 gr (1.5 cups + 2 tablespoons) powdered sugar
  • 110 (¾ cup) Almond Meal
  • Black Food Coloring Gel
  • Chocolate Frosting or Ganache for filling
  • Black Melting Chocolates
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or vegetable shortening
  • Halloween sprinkles
  1. Although the recipe provides measurements, I find that the macarons turn out much better when the ingredients are weighed.
  2. Separate your egg whites into the bowl of your mixer.
  3. Sift almond flour and powdered sugar. This really breaks up the powdered sugar and makes for a smooth shell.
  4. Fit your mixer with the whisk attachment. Put your egg whites in your bowl and beat on medium until it is foamy. Turn your mixer on low and gradually add the sugar and extract. Once all the sugar has been added, beat on high until hard/stiff peaks form.
  5. Carefully fold in your almond flour/powder sugar mix into the egg whites gently, until mixed, about 30 strokes.
  6. Fit your pastry bag with a round tip (Ateco #807 or #809). I put the pastry bag into a tall cup and fold the sides over. It makes it easier to fill.
  7. Brush black food coloring gel along the inside of the bag for the tie dye effect.
  8. Spoon batter into the bag.
  9. Pipe 1.5 inch rounds onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon mat and allow to sit for 30 minutes to an hour. This enables the shell to harden and will create the “foot” while baking.
  10. Preheat oven to 300 degrees or 280 degrees for a conventional oven. Bake for 18 -20 min, however you need to rotate the pan halfway through the baking process.
  11. Allow to thoroughly cool before filling.
  12. Add a drop of black frosting to the chocolate frosting or ganache filling to make jet black.
  13. Place a dollop of frosting or ganache in the center of the macaron then sandwich with another macaron.
  14. If wanting to dip in extra chocolate, melt black melting chocolate with coconut oil or shortening for one minute. Stir into smooth.
  15. Dip each macaron halfway into melted chocolate and sprinkle with sprinkles.
  16. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month. Defrost 30 minutes before serving.