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Finished macarons with chocolate filling
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Chocolate Macarons

Chocolate macarons are perhaps my favorite of all my macaron recipes (yes, I have quite a few!). They are rich in flavor and adorable in their appearance! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 15 Units
Calories 136kcal

Ingredients

Macarons

Macaron Chocolate Cream

Instructions

Macarons

  • In a bowl of a standing electric mixer, beat the egg whites with granulated sugar until they begin to rise and hold their shape.
    whipped egg whites in a bowl
  • Shift powdered sugar, cocoa and almond flour to get rid of any lumps.
    flour and cacao powder
  • Stir in dry ingredients into egg whites. Be sure not to over mix the ingredients.
    cacao with egg whites in a mixing bowl
  • Place plastic bag or pastry bag into a cup to hold it straight. I would suggest a pastry bag, hence once you cut off the edge of a plastic bag it may not be a round shape. In this case, I wasn't going to make a trip to the store, so I did use a ziplock bag. Pour the entire mixture into the bag. 
    macarons batter in a ziplock bag
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Pipe circles into the baking sheet, making them thick. Tap baking sheet at least 3 times on each side, this will get rid of any air bubbles and will prevent from cracks. Let macarons sit in room temperature for about 20 minutes, they will create a bit of a shell, also helps from cracks on top.
    macarons on a baking sheet
  • Bake macarons at 350 °F for 13-15 minutes, depending on your oven. I would suggest checking them after 13 minutes or so.
    baked macarons

Macaron Chocolate Cream

  • Place butter together with chocolate chips in a glass bowl.
    chocolate chips and butter
  • Microwave chocolate with butter in 30-second increments. Stir to combine it together every 30 seconds to ensure that the mixture is perfectly creamy. Let the mixture cool down to room temperature.
    chocolate and butter in a bowl

Finalizing

  • Place spoonful of the cream on a flat side of the macaron and cover it with another macaron.
    macarons with chocolate filling

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg