Are you a fan of that nice chocolate with peanuts and caramel? These flavors are excellent combinations also for a macaron. Take time to make both a chocolate and a caramel filling, add a peanut and you get amazing Snickers macarons. These are delightful mouthfuls!
1 batch of macarons made from the base recipe
– 75 g (6 table spoons) egg whites
– 100 g (1/2 cup) white sugar
– 100 g (1 cup) almonds
– 100 g (1 cup) powdered sugar
– 100 g (1/2 cup) dark chocolate chips
– 1/2 dl (1/4 cup) heavy cream
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 1dl (1/2 cup) heavy cream
– 75 g (1/3 cup) white sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
– 25 g (1,5 tablespoons) butter
- 30 peanuts
Follow the base recipe making the macarons. If you want, add some concentrated food coloring to the mixture, while beating the egg whites. Bake and cool the macarons.
Combine chocolate and cream in a small pan. Heat the mixture on low heat until the chocolate has melted. Remove the pan from the heat and add butter. Mix together and leave to cool.
Heat the cream and vanilla sugar until it starts to boil, while you melt the sugar over medium to low heat in another saucepan. If the sugar starts to dry up and cluster, increase the heat and continue to stir gently. Wait until the sugar turns light brown (caramelize), and pour the hot cream gently into the sugar while stirring. Stir well until caramel lumps are dissolved, and cook the mixture until it reaches 112 degrees (233 degrees Fahrenheit). If you do not have a thermometer, boil the mixture for approx. 10 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and cool the caramel a bit, before you whisk in the butter.
When fillings have thickened (after some time in the fridge), you can start sandwich the macarons. Use a teaspoon, a knife or a piping bag, whichever you prefer: turn a macaron upside down, and add 1/2-1 teaspoon of chocolate ganache. Top with a peanut and drizzle over some of the caramel. If you are unsure, take a look at the images. Press the bottom of a macaron on top of it.
Place the macarons on a serving platter, serve them and enjoy!