5 from 5 votes
The best macarons I've made yet! Loved the walnut in the shells, and the buttery salted caramel balances out the sweetness.
Chocolate Walnut Macarons with Salted Caramel
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Dry Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 43 mins
 

Rich and flavorful walnuts replace the traditional almonds in these French macarons, with a deep, chocolate-y flavor, and a buttery salted caramel filling! These delicious little pastries are almost a cross between a cookie and a candy, and they're sure to be your new favorite treat! (Naturally gluten-free.)

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Chocolate, Chocolate Walnut Macarons with Salted Caramel, macaron, Salted Caramel, Walnut
Servings: 40 sandwiches (approx.)
Calories: 48 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Sift the ground walnuts, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder together.  (Re-process and re-sift, if necessary.)
  2. Place the egg whites in a large mixing bowl, and add the cream of tartar.  Whip the egg whites, on medium-high speed, until fluffy.  Slowly add in the superfine sugar, while whipping.  When all the superfine sugar has been added, turn the speed up to high and continue to whip until stiff.
  3. Add the ground walnut/powdered sugar/cocoa mixture, all at once, and fold until the mixture drops from the spatula in one long ribbon.  Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.
  4. Pipe the batter onto parchment-lined baking sheets, in 1 1/2-inch circles.  Set them out to dry for 45 minutes to an hour, or until a thin, dry membrane has formed on the surface of the macarons.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Place the macarons in the hot oven.  Turn the oven temperature down to 300 degrees F, and bake for 18 minutes (do not brown).  Allow the macarons to cool completely on the baking sheets.
  6. Sandwich the macarons with salted caramel sauce.
Recipe Notes

For more info on how to make French macarons, click here: Basic Macaron Recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Walnut Macarons with Salted Caramel
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 5g6%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.