Lucky Charms Macarons

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Lucky Charms Macarons

Lucky Charms are the perfect flavor for St Patrick Day macarons.  These ones are really fun because each macaron has a surprise inside.

Lucky charms macarons 1

Start out by making a batch of my Perfect Macarons add 12 drops of leaf green gel food coloring to the meringue.

Lucky charms macarons meringue 1

Be sure to check out my original recipe for all of my tips!

After piping the macarons, sprinkle over a few Wilton Edible Gold Glitter Stars.

Lucky charms macarons Wilton gold glitter stars

Lucky Charm Macaron Filling

The filling is a bright yellow buttercream with a lucky surprise.

Lucky charms macarons gold yellow white chocolate ganache

I pipe a nice round of filling onto one of the shells and press one marshmallow charm into the center.  When you take a bite, the marshmallow is such a fun surprise!

Lucky charms macarons gold yellow white chocolate ganache Marshmallow charms

After you have filled the macarons, let them sit for a day or two.  Something magical happens-the filling and the shells merge to form the perfect texture!  Be sure to check out my Perfect Macaron Recipe for all of my baking tips and tricks!

To make these lucky treats even more special, I packed some up in custom boxes that I made with my Cricut Maker.  I love the green glitter card stock and how the shamrock window shows off the macarons!

Lucky charms macarons shamrock box

You can find all of my macaron box template SVG files in my shop.

Lucky Charms Macaron Filling

Bright yellow buttercream and a surprise marshmallow charm are the perfect filling for St Patricks Day themed macarons
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: fillings, macarons
Makes: 50 macarons
Author: Corey Grimsley

Ingredients

One batch of Perfect Macarons

  • 12 drops leaf green gel food coloring add to meringue
  • gold Wilton glitter stars sprinkle over the just piped macarons

Buttercream Frosting

  • 452 grams butter unsalted, room temperature
  • 480 grams powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 4 drops lemon yellow gel food coloring
  • 50 Lucky Charms Marshmallows reserved, for the center of the macaron

Instructions

Make the Buttercream Frosting

  • Before you begin, make sure the butter is at room temperature.
  • In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, whip the room temperature butter on medium-high speed for five minutes.  You will see a dramatic change-it will go from yellow to bright white and fluffy.
  • Sift the powdered sugar and add half to the mixer.  Slowly increase the speed back up to medium-high and mix for five minutes.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the remaining powdered sugar.  Slowly increase the speed again and mix for another five minutes.
  • Add the vanilla bean paste, cream, and food coloring. Slowly increase the mixer to high to fully incorporate everything. Give the bowl a good stir with a spatula, and transfer to a piping bag.

Make the Lucky Charms Macarons

  • Make one batch of Perfect Macarons and add 12 drops of leaf green gel food coloring to get the perfect green shade.
  • After piping the macarons, sprinkle over the gold glitter stars.
  • Once the macarons have completely cooled, pipe the filling onto the bottom shell, add in one marshmallow charm, and top with a matching shell.
  • Let the macarons rest for 24 hours before enjoying!
Did you try this recipe?Let me know how it was!

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Corey Grimsley

I’m an artist and art restorer who spends an equal amount of time in the kitchen. Follow along as I put an artisanal touch on all of my bakes!

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