Bacon and Chocolate Peanut Butter Macarons

The classic French Macaron filled with a chocolate peanut butter cream. These pastries are so decadent and can be made by anyone.

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Chocolate macarons filled with a bacon peanut butter cream
Recipe insights & TIPS

Chocolate, bacon and peanut butter. Three things you might take to your desert island, or pack into your emergency disaster wheelie bin survival thingy?Not me, I made macarons...Chewy and sweet and salty these French oral taste bombs totally worked. Making macarons scare the beejeezies out of me but this is the secondbatch I'vemade in a week and although the feet could be a little bigger I'm well chuffed with the results. I baked the bacon until super crispy and then buzzed it in the food processor, you want it to look like those weird bacon bits you can buy in a container only a little finer.Once you've mixed your macaronage fold in some of the bacon crumbs and pipe your shells as you normally would. I used about half a cup but wish I'd used more, the bacon taste comes through very slightly at the end. I added peanut butter and some more bacon dustto some leftover chocolate butter cream from my festival shenanigans last weekend (scroll to the bottom) and the mac was finished.

Chocolate macarons filled with a bacon peanut butter cream
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Chocolate macarons filled with a bacon peanut butter cream

15 minutes
Total TIME:
60 minutes
45 minutes


  • 1 Cup of confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 Cup of almond flour
  • 2 Large egg whites at room temp
  • A pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1/4 Cup of superfine sugar (I used granulated)
  • 3 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked until crispy

Ingredient Swaps


  1. Put the bacon in the food processor and grind to a fine crumb, set aside.
  2. Sift the confectioners sugar, cocoa powder and the almond flour in a bowl.
  3. Whisk the whites on medium until they get foamy, add the cream of tartar and mix a little more.
  4. Add the sugar gradually and when all added crank up the mixer to high and whisk until you get stiff peaks.
  5. Take your bowl with the dry ingredients and add to the egg whites in two stages.
  6. Start folding the mixture with a large flat spatula gently turning about fifty times.
  7. Finally fold in 1/2 cup of the bacon crumbs.Transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a half inch plain tip and start piping onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. I piped to about the size of a quarter and then drag the tip to the edge quickly to avoid leaving a peak on the macaron.
  9. Once they are all piped, leave them sitting at room temp for at least 45 minutes until you see them become dull and dry on top.
  10. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  11. Bake for about 15 minutes turning once after 5 minutes.
  12. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes when they come out of the oven and then gently lift the whole paper sheet from the tray to your counter or a wire rack to cool.
  13. Have your filling ready and fill once they are cool.
  14. I used this chocolate butter cream and added 2 Tbsp of peanut butter to it.
  15. I'd half the recipe as it makes a lot of frosting.
  16. The macarons can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container and actually taste better the next day.
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