Spotlight: Snickers Macarons

My all-time favorite, childhood candy is Snickers! It is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. 

So, naturally I would combine these flavors into one of my favorite cookies: macarons. 

The chocolate and caramel components are easy to make and can be easily stored in the fridge and brought to room to temperature before assembly. 

 

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Step 1: Make the Macarons

Refer to macaron recipe in previous blog post "Rose Macarons"

If you want to make the shells actual chocolate flavored, you can add cocoa powder, but brown food coloring is perfect if tight for time :) 

Step 2: Make the Ganache

Ingredients:

4oz of Ghirardelli cocoa chocolate chips 

1/2 cup of heavy cream 

Directions: 

Heat heavy cream in small saucepan until you start to see small bubbles start to rise 

Remove from heat and pour the heavy cream over the chocolate in separate bowl 

Let sit for a minute or two then slowly stir the heavy cream and chocolate until smooth and shiny 

Let cool to room temp until thick enough to pipe! 

Step 3: Make the Caramel

Ingredients: 

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup heavy cream

Pinch of salt to taste

Directions: 

Swirl sugar and water at medium low heat

Color will start to turn to a dark amber after about 10-15 mins

Continuously swirl so that sugar doesn't burn

Remove from heat, and slowly stir in heavy cream 

If caramel starts to harden, put back on still warm burner to help melt the caramel and heavy cream 

Mix in pinch of salt! 

Pour in heat safe container and can keep in fridge for later! 

Step 4: Assembly

Ones macarons are complete, pipe the ganache around the outer edge leaving space in the center 

Fill center with the salted caramel 

Push down top macaron cookie until the chocolate slightly comes out the sides 

Crush some cocktail peanuts into small enough pieces to stick to outside of macaron

Roll macaron in peanuts to coat outside edge

 

Hope you all enjoy! Please share any comments below :) 

XO,  

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