Macarons 2014 – Batch 10 – Chocolate Peanut Butter

Birthday inchworm cake with macaron eyes

Birthday inchworm cake with macaron eyes

More birthday macarons.  Most of the family do not like German Chocolate so another flavor was needed for brother’s birthday macarons – Chocolate Peanut Butter.  These were also the back-up flavor in case the German Chocolate was a complete fail.

Keeping it simple and familiar, chocolate shells were made using the Mad about Macarons recipe. The filling is peanut butter – ground peanuts from the Co-op – no sugar added.  About half of them also were filled with a bit of chocolate coffee ganache.  The adventurous portion was testing out my piping skills to make couple of macarons in the shape of my brother’s initials – J.K. – no joke!

Inchworm cake aerial view

Inchworm cake aerial view

In addition to the macarons, I made an inchworm cake (most obvious choice). My five year old niece helped out by decorating the presentation board.  A turtle and a little <3.

My sister claims these beat out the salted caramel. I am not so sure, but I do agree they rank high.  The bonus is the ease of having a ready made filing option.

Made 54 (108 shells) approximately the size of a quarter plus two initials.

Aerial view of the Chocolate Peanut Butter macarons

Aerial view of the Chocolate Peanut Butter macarons

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