Mixing my mum's favourite chocolate bar and my love for making homemade macarons - I created this Crunchie macaron recipe for her birthday. I made up a little wicker basket of a variety of treats to wear, to pamper, to craft... these of course were labelled "Eat me!"
You will find the basic macaron recipe and macaron tips and tricks over on my blog. The difference with this one is you'll need some orange food colouring gel and of course... a Crunchie bar!
Bake for the usual 15 minutes on 150 degrees. Then allow to cool completely.
Combine 1/3 butter and 2/3 icing sugar to make your buttercream - adding a dash of milk if needed to help get it going. Then add smashed up Crunchie to the mix. For this I used 75g butter and 125g icing sugar and whisked with a balloon whisk until creamy and combined.
Distribute evenly on half a macaron shell and twist to complete the full macaron. I sometimes using a piping bag for this but the mixture kind of suited being a bit rough and chunky.
Ta daaaaaa! Crunchy, sweet, honeycomby bites of happiness!
What chocolate bar would make your perfect macaron? If you liked this, you may enjoy my other macaron recipes!