I'm back on the french macaron train, friends, and this time we are going cute with a Candy Corn Colored French Macaron! Yay!
For this macaron experiment, I focused on the color and look more than trying out new flavors. (Although, they do taste pretty great!)
To make these Halloween goodies, I started by making two batches of Beth's Foolproof French Macarons, one at a time. (See my tips for making French macarons here). For the first batch, I did not add any food coloring and topped with white non-pareils. I tinted the second batch yellow.
I chose to make two separate batches rather than adding food color to only half of the batch because french macarons can be finicky and I was afraid I would end up overbeating half of the batter. So, if you decide to make these, be warned you will be getting a double batch! I have read that french macarons freeze well, so I froze most of them and hope they will still be yummy for the Halloween festivities coming up at the end of the month. I will let you know how that goes!
When all my macs were baked and cooled, I filled the shells with orange buttercream tinted bright orange with gel food coloring. I love the look of candy corns but not the flavor, so while my macs look like candy corn, they have a yummy citrus tang. Mmm-mmm!
I think these candy corn colored French macarons are sophisticated and fun at the same time. I think they would be perfect for a Halloween party for all ages. The colors make them attractive to kids, but the adults will love them because they are delicious and awesome.
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