Reeses Macarons

Honey and butter Reeses Macarons

Picture this.

Lightly nutty, almond-scented macarons. You bite down into the chewy, slightly crisp shells. A burst of peanutty chocolate ganache oozes out onto your tongue, instantly combining the wonders of French pastry with the comfort of all-American candy.

Reeses Macarons
adapted from Martha Stewart

1 1/4 cups plus 1 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar
1 cup (4 ounces) finely ground sliced, blanched almonds
6 tablespoons fresh egg whites (from about 3 extra-large eggs)
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and ground almonds. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip egg whites with salt on medium speed until foamy. Increase speed to high and gradually add granulated sugar. Continue to whip until stiff glossy peaks form. With a rubber spatula, gently fold in the confectioners’ sugar mixture until completely incorporated.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Fit a pastry bag with a 3/8-inch #4 round tip, and fill with batter. Pipe 1-inch disks onto prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between cookies. The batter will spread a little. Let stand at room temperature until dry, and a soft skin forms on the tops of the macaroons and the shiny surface turns dull, about 15 minutes.

Bake, with the door of the oven slightly ajar, until the surface of the macaroons is completely dry, about 15 minutes. Remove baking sheet to a wire rack and let the macaroons cool completely on the baking sheet.Gently peel off the parchment. Their tops are easily crushed, so take care when removing the macaroons from the parchment. Use immediately or store in an airtight container, refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 1 month.

To fill the macaroons:
Fill a pastry bag with the filling. Turn macaroons so their flat bottoms face up. On half of them, pipe about 1 teaspoon Reeses filling (recipe follows). Sandwich these with the remaining macaroons, flat-side down, pressing slightly to spread the filling to the edges. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Reeses Filling
2 oz heavy cream
4 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped
2 TB creamy peanut butter

Combine cream and chocolate in a small bowl. Heat in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between intervals, until the chocolate is melted. Add the peanut butter, and stir until well combined. Let it come to room temperature, and put into a pastry bag with a round tip. Pipe about 1 tsp between macaron shells.


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    August 16, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Oh my gosh, I haven’t tried macaroons yet but I think this will be the first. I can’t pass up anything with PB and Chocolate!

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    Nicole., RD
    July 21, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Beautiful blog!

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    Vintage Sugarcube
    July 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your website. Great recipes, great pics!

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    July 15, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I need to make macarons soon. I’ve never made them before. You make it look so easy. Love the color and reeses, yummo!

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    Linn @ Swedish Home Cooking
    July 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I love the blue color of the macarons! It’s soo pretty.

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    Arlene Mobley
    July 15, 2010 at 11:35 am

    These are beautiful! Congrats on the Top 9. I have been looking for a macaron recipe with easy measurements since I don’t have a scale. Can’t wait to try these!

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    July 15, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Great macarons. I finally made one but I failed. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

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    July 15, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Amazing. I just got a digital food scale and can’t wait to hop on the macaron train. I think this may have to be the first recipe I try. 🙂

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    July 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I love the color. I am definitely drooling. I hope one day I will be able to make beautiful macaroons.

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    Carolyn Jung
    July 14, 2010 at 8:24 am

    The color is so haunting. Like something out of a dream. Bet they taste even more wonderful.

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    July 14, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Those looks gorgeous! And the pictures are amazing!

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    Jane Ko
    July 14, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Beautiful 🙂

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