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!
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.