(Inside: YES, I’m a child. Yes, I took a very grown-up, fantastic cooke and put kid’s cereal on it. But these Fruity Pebbles Macarons are SO GOOD…you must try.)
I’ll be honest, I am not always the most adulty adult.
I often find myself doing silly things that are really just me reliving my childhood (which if I can’t do that, then why am I even an adult?!) or just having a whole new childhood in order to just have fun with my kids.
And the latest casualty of my goofiness? Poor, sweet, simple macarons.
I’ve been having a lot of fun lately making these delectable cookies…and when I got a childish streak…well, Fruity Pebbles Macarons happened.
And dude, I was so happy I’d done it.
Not only are these Fruity Pebbles Macarons so tasty I’m dying for another batch, but they were surprisingly simple to make.
Check out this quick slideshow video I made–they’re really not that hard…
And it doesn’t even require any “weird” ingredients to make these Fruity Pebbles Macarons, with the exception of the almond flour.
Not everyone has that, so, you might want to make sure you’ve got some in your pantry.
I get this Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour–and if the question is “do I really need 5lbs., the answer is “yes” because you’re going to make that many macaron cookies, and also “yes” because this is actually a better price than I can find in the grocery store…so, there’s that…
Now, get this recipe for Fruity Pebbles Macarons pinned, then let’s get baking, because, dude, these are SO DELICIOUS…you have to try them.
Fruity Pebbles Macarons
YES, I'm a child. Yes, I took a very grown-up, fantastic cooke and put kid's cereal on it. But these Fruity Pebbles Macarons are SO GOOD...you must try.
- 4 oz. confectioners sugar
- 2 oz. almond flour I recommend Bob’s Red Mill
- 1 oz granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 oz. egg whites roughly two eggs at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla optional or you can use your favorite extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp GEL food color
- Fruity pebble cereal for topping
- 1 stick butter at room temperature
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Approx. ¼ cup fruity pebbles cereal
- First, weigh out all of your ingredients.
- Next, sift together your almond flour and powdered sugar in a large bowl and set aside.
- Add your egg whites to the bowl of your mixer and start mixing on a medium speed until they get frothy. Add in the salt.
- Gradually add in your sugar to the egg whites and mix on a medium speed until you get a soft peak consistency. Add in the food color to the meringue mixture before adding in dry ingredients.
- After the egg whites are the right consistency, add about 1/3 of the dry mixture to the egg whites and fold in until there are no dry spots left.
- Add in the remaining dry mixture to the meringue and fold in until there are no dry spots. Begin to check for the “ribbon” stage, where the batter falls off in ribbons and you can make a figure 8 without it breaking off. Once you get to this consistency stop folding.
- Prepare your piping bag with a medium round tip. Place your bag in a large cup to make it easier to add your batter. Slowly add in your batter.
- Place the macaron template under a silicon mat on a baking sheet.
- Hold your piping bag completely vertical when piping and lift straight up. Making about 1 1/2 to 2 inch circles. Top with crushed fruity pebble cereal if desired.
- After you have piped all the batter, bang the baking sheet on the counter 10-20 times (seriously) to remove all air bubbles. Use a toothpick or something sharp to pop them.
- Now it is time to let them dry. Leave them sitting on the counter for 30-60 minutes until you can touch them and you can feel a “shell” form over them. No batter should come off on your finger.
- preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. and bake your macarons for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. When you touch the top of the macaron it should not wiggle around on the “feet”.
- Allow them to cool COMPLETELY before taking them off the baking sheet.
- Cream the butter until light and fluffy in a stand mixer or using a hand mixer.
- Slowly add in the powdered sugar, then add in the cream and vanilla.
- Add to a piping bag, or Ziploc, with a small star tip.
- Pipe a circle around half of the macaron shells and add fruity pebbles cereal in the middle.
- Sandwich them with the remaining macaron shells.
- Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours to allow them to “mature”.