Three Flavors of Macarons with Chocolate Ganache

Three Flavors of Macarons with Chocolate Ganache

However you’re starting your Valentine’s Day morning, these macarons are sure to elevate your special moments.

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Three Flavors of Macarons with Chocolate Ganache
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Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Refrigerate2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 18 Macarons
Calories: 89kcal


  • ounces ground skinless almonds
  • ounces powdered sugar , divided
  • ounces egg whites
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 level teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 level teaspoon of instant coffee
  • cup heavy cream
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate , chopped


  • Mix the almonds with half of the powdered sugar in a food processor. Grind the mixture and sift it through a sieve to remove any large pieces. Set aside.
  • Weigh the egg whites precisely and whip them with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. While still mixing, gradually add the remaining powdered sugar. Continue to mix until smooth and shiny. Divide the mixture into 3 equal parts and place each in a separate bowl.
  • To the first bowl, add ⅔ of a teaspoon of cocoa powder. To the second, add ⅔ of a teaspoon of instant coffee and remaining ⅓ teaspoon cocoa powder. To the third, add ⅓ teaspoon instant coffee. Mix each briefly, just until a uniform color is achieved.
  • Gently fold one-third of the almond and powdered sugar mixture into each of the three flavored mixtures using a silicone spatula. Mix each of them only until the ingredients are combined and you have a smooth batter for each flavor.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat. Transfer the batter to a piping bag with a round tip, one flavor at a time. Hold the pastry bag vertically and pipe the batter to create macarons with a diameter of approximately 1⅕ inches (the batter will spread a bit). Repeat until you use all three batters.
  • Tap the baking sheet with the piped macarons on the countertop several times to remove any air bubbles. Let the macarons sit for an hour to develop a dry surface. They are ready for baking when the surface no longer sticks to your finger when gently touched.
  • Preheat the oven to 300°F convection mode. Bake the macarons for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Once cooled, the bottom of the macarons should be dry, and the center slightly moist. Carefully peel them off the mat (or parchment paper).
  • In the meantime, prepare the chocolate ganache. In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream almost to a boil, then remove from the heat. Add the chopped dark chocolate and let it sit for 2 minutes. Stir the mixture until you have a smooth chocolate sauce. Allow the ganache to cool and thicken slightly. Once it has reached the desired consistency, transfer the ganache to a pastry bag fitted with a round tip.
  • Fill the cooled macarons with the prepared filling. To fill the macarons, spread a layer of ganache on one macaron shell and then sandwich it with another shell of the same flavor to create a sandwich. Refrigerate the macarons 1-2 hours until the ganache sets. Enjoy.


Unfilled macarons can be stored in an airtight container for up to 7 days or in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. They can also be frozen for up to 1 month.
After filling the macarons, store them in the refrigerator. They are best enjoyed the day after filling.
For serving macarons, remove them from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving to allow the ganache to soften.


Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0.002g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 67IU1%
Vitamin C 0.03mg0%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Chocolate Ganache macarons Natalia Mantur
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