I love, love, love chocolate and peanut butter. And I love making macarons. So much so that The Foodie Groom has issued a temporary ban on macarons 🙂 With the holidays fast approaching, I’m excited all the valid reasons I’ll have to make more cookies. It won’t be Christmas without red and green macarons!
I intended to fill all the macarons with chocolate but had a change of heart. I blame the big Costco-sized Jif jar calling me from the pantry. The peanut flavor wasn’t overly strong in the cookies so instead of filling all of the cookies with chocolate, I filled half of them with Jif. Because there’s no better peanut butter than Jif.
Peanut Butter Macarons
Light airy macarons flavored with peanut butter and chocolate.
- 55 grams almond flour
- 55 grams peanuts, unsalted
- 200 grams confectioners sugar
- 100 grams egg whites (from 3 eggs, either separated 24 hours in advance or microwaved for 8 seconds)
- 50 grams granulated sugar
- ~2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
- Chopped peanuts, for garnish
- Process the almond flour, peanuts, and confectioner's sugar in your food processor until finely ground and thoroughly mixed. Place egg whites in the bowl of your stand mixer and whisk until foamy. Add the sugar and turn the mixer to high, whisking until you have a glossy meringue.
- Fold the dry ingredients into the egg whites gently, briskly at first to break up the meringue a bit, until thoroughly mixed. Transfer the batter to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe rounds of 1.5 inches along two silicon-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle half of the cookies with chopped peanuts. Let sit one hour at room temperature.
- Heat oven to 300. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely and remove from the pan.
- Pipe a generous tsp of peanut butter or melted chocolate onto half of the cookies, top with peanut-topped cookies, pressing down lightly.
- Note: Obviously, this is a quick and dirty recap of the process. Check out the "Macaron Bible" for the non rocket science details.
Yields: ~24 macarons
Estimated time: 2 hours
Calories: 87.6 | Fat: 5.6 | Fiber 1
WW Points: 2
I was just thinking of your previous macaroon post this morning…these look yummy!
I love macaroons- these look AMAZING!
OMG so gorgeous!
These look incredible, Shawnda! I’m so impressed. I love the peanut butter filling – so yummy!
wow. those are perfect. please teach me how to make them this perfect? i am horrible at macarons.
i love macarons but have never made them! these look delicious and so gorgeous
Someday I will attempt macarons. Yours look absolutely amazing, I love peanut butter and chocolate!
How delicious! Jif is my favorite too 🙂
I’ve been wanting to try to make macarons for so long, but don’t have a food processor. These look so perfect!
Seriously, what are you doing to me? First the queso dip, now these? I think this weekend may be a Foodie Bride weekend in my kitchen.
Annie – Ha! If I had to pick just one, I’d probably go with the queso. It’s a tough call but I think I’d still take melty cheese over peanut butter 🙂
Oh my…these are perfect! I love the peanut butter chocolate combination, too!
Could I ask you for more information about this “nuking the egg whites for 8 seconds” method? I would be really greatful! 🙂
Irina – Thanks! The Macaron Bible instructs you to age egg whites in the fridge. But microwaving them for a very short amount of time can also work (this is the route I took). Hope that helps!
So fantastic! Am definitely going to make these one of our challenges.
These look amazing! wish i could eat one
Beautiful macarons! I love how you used ground peanuts in the shells themselves to add to the peanut butter flavor.
Wow…these look amazing. After the Gossip Girl episode I watched last night I have Macarons on the brain!
I really nead to get a kitchen scale. I absolutely love macarons and I would love to make them.
There’s nothing about peanut butter I don’t love, but when it’s incorporated into a macaron? Geez … This may go on the to-do list.
Wow. Those macarons look absolutely perfect!!
Trying to make these now and noticed a typo. Granulated sugar is included in the recipe, but not the ingredient list so I don’t know how much to add. I’ll check Tartlette’s blog, but wanted to give you a heads up.
@Annie, Ack! It’s 50 grams. Thanks for letting me know so I can fix it.
You selling, I’m buying SERIOUSLY!!!!!! If you sell I will buy!!!!!!
Wow! Amazing macarons! Just a question: Do you use roasted peanuts to make the shells?
Yes! Roasted, unsalted.