Saturday, October 24, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Macarons


I think these are my favorite, from all the macarons I've tried. Chocolate and peanuts are a classic combination, and this is definitely a good place to combine the two. They went down a storm when I served them, so I think most people would tend to agree with me here!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Macarons
about 20 cookies

3 egg whites, at room temperature
2 tbsp caster sugar
200 g powdered sugar
110 g almonds
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp salted peanuts, chopped

75 g unsalted butter
85 g creamy peanut butter
powdered sugar, to taste

Combine powdered sugar, almonds and cocoa powder in your food processor, and grind until very fine. Sieve. Re-grind any lumps or big pieces of almonds. Mix carefully (they tend to separate a little bit when sieving, since the sugar falls through first.)

Beat egg whites and sugar until you have a thick, glossy meringue. Don't overbeat. Stir in the almond-sugar powder, and fold together. Don't overmix this - most seem to say that you should use less than 50 strokes. (You can try it by dolloping a little batter on a baking sheet - if the peak falls down, it's ready. If it doesn't, try a few more strokes.)

Pipe small rounds on a baking sheet with baking paper. Sprinkle half of them with salted peanuts. Leave at room temperature for 30-60 minutes, to form a skin.

Bake at 150°C for 15-20 minutes. (I have a convection oven, and 15 minutes was perfect for me.) Let them cool completely before filling. Unused shells can be frozen, or kept in an air-tight container for a day or so.

For the filling, beat butter and peanut butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar to taste - start with a few spoonfuls and keep going until you find it sufficiently sweet, and sturdy enough to spread. Spread onto half of the shells - the ones without peanut sprinkles - and top with the other shells.

Recipe in Swedish:
Choklad- och jordnötsmacarons


Angelica said...


I've been looking for a good macaron recipe for ages now, and these look great! Thanks for sharing!

Jessika said...

De blir finare och finare, macaroonerna :). Vad gör du med alla äggvitorna?

Anne said...

Angelika, enjoy!

Jessika - they were made at the same time as the others, just havent posted about it :) I used up egg yolks in ice cream, and spaghetti carbonara. :)

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

These were so yummy!!!! F is still talking about them!

Rosemary said...

Yum , will be trying!

Anonymous said...

The recipe seems interesting. Care to share some photos on this?

Sofie said...

Ohh.. Så goda! Jag hade nog inte vunnit något pris med mina, de blev lite ojämna i formen, men det kan jag ta eftersom det var första gången jag gjorde macarons :-)