PB&J macarons

Yeah, so I really can’t just leave well enough alone! After a few successful batches of macarons (strawberry & cream, cherry & chocolate, double chocolate) I decided to try switching nuts – in this case, peanuts. These taste exactly like a PB&J sandwich!  🙂

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Sometimes I wonder if the term “labour of love” is just a euphemism for “bonkers” 😉


Makes about 30 filled macarons


140g shelled, skinned, dry roasted, unsalted peanuts
140g powdered sugar
100g egg whites (divided 50/50)
100g white sugar
40g water


approx. 1 cup strawberry jam (homemade, in this case)

I made these more or less according to the Italian meringue method I used for the strawberry & cream macarons.

The one change I did make was to bake them, one tray at a time, at 160°C (not fan forced) for 16 minutes, turning the tray halfway. It seems to have eliminated my oven hot-spot problem, as none of them were scorched on top. A couple on the back row did slide off their feet just a tad, but not enough to worry about.

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5 Responses to PB&J macarons

  1. poupougnette says:

    tes macarons sont superbes! j’adore!! ^^

  2. Yes, my oven requires tray turning for anything that goes into it as well. Lovely macarons again Rachael. I could just about eat a bag full!

    • pizzarossa says:

      It’s okay for most things, but macarons are so finicky, they throw a temper tantrum if things aren’t just right! Have you tried making them yet? I’m looking forward to hearing how they go when you do 🙂

  3. Pingback: FRENCH MACARONS | Best Friends For Frosting

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