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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.

Ingredients

Cookies

  • oz.  confectioners sugar
  • oz.  almond flour I recommend Bob’s Red Mill
  • oz  granulated sugar
  • 1/4  tsp  salt
  • oz.  egg whites roughly two eggs at room temperature
  • tsp  vanilla optional or you can use your favorite extract
  • 1/4  tsp  salt
  • tsp GEL food color
  • Fruity pebble cereal for topping

Buttercream

  • 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

Instructions

Cookies

  1. First, weigh out all of your ingredients.
  2. Next, sift together your almond flour and powdered sugar in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Place the macaron template under a silicon mat on a baking sheet.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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”.
  13. Allow them to cool COMPLETELY before taking them off the baking sheet.

Buttercream

  1. Cream the butter until light and fluffy in a stand mixer or using a hand mixer.
  2. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, then add in the cream and vanilla.
  3. Add to a piping bag, or Ziploc, with a small star tip.
  4. Pipe a circle around half of the macaron shells and add fruity pebbles cereal in the middle.
  5. Sandwich them with the remaining macaron shells.
  6. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours to allow them to “mature”.
  7. Enjoy!