S’mores Macarons

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Hey guys! I’m still out of town for a wedding but I had to pop in to share with you these s’mores macarons. Just in time for National S’mores Day! Yes, there is a whole day dedicated to celebrating s’mores. I won’t complain considering my love for them ๐Ÿ™‚

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These macarons were a product of my s’more addiction a few weeks ago that lead to these s‘more cookie bars. You know I love macarons (here and here) but they are so finicking that I am making them less now. But these were a success on the first try and the second!

I made graham cracker macarons and filled them with marshmallow creme and chocolate frosting. I may have over piped the chocolate frosting and marshmallow filling (sorry but not sorry).ย  I loved how puffy these little sandwiches turned out. They were perfectly crunchy and sweet and they tasted just like a traditional s’more! If you need a twist on the traditional s’more, then you need to try these. They make for a pretty display too at any summer event ๐Ÿ™‚

Sโ€™mores Macarons
 
Yield: ~ 30 macarons
INGREDIENTS
  • 3 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ cup graham cracker crust
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup almond meal
Marshmallow frosting
  • ½ cup powdered confectionersโ€™ sugar, sifted
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • ยฝ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff (~half of the 7.5oz jar)
  • Chocolate frosting
DIRECTIONS
  1. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper. I used a 1ยฝ-inch round cookie cutter to draw circles on the parchment paper and flipped the paper (drawing side down).
  2. Preheat oven to 280 degrees and prepare a pastry bag with a round tip. I used Wilton 2A.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, combine the egg whites and sugar. Whip on medium-high speed until stiff peaks forms, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Using a food processor, pulse the powdered sugar, almond flour and graham cracker crust into fine powder. Sift several times until there is less than 2 tablespoon of almond bits left.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the meringue and fold with a rubber spatula. Gently fold to deflate the meringue by pressing against the side of bowl and scooping from bottom until batter is smooth and shiny; about 20-25 folds. To check consistency, drop a spoonful of batter and it should have a peak that quickly relaxes back into the batter. Start checking the batter after 20 folds.
  6. Transfer batter into pastry bag and pipe the batter into the pre-traced circles on the baking sheet. Tap baking sheet hard on counter to release any air bubbles trapped in the batter.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until hard and slightly golden, rotating cookie sheets halfway through baking time. Cool completely on cookie sheets before peeling from the parchment.
For the Marshmallow frosting
  1. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and icing sugar on low until combined, about 1 minute. Add vanilla and increase speed to medium and beat for about 3 minutes. Add the marshmallow fluff. Use immediately.

I hope you all have a great weekend!!