Treat yourself to the exquisite flavors of our mini pistachio and chocolate macarons and transport yourself to the enchanting streets of Paris. These delicate treats are made with great attention to detail and result in a texture that simply melts in your mouth. Bite into the delicious pistachio filling complemented by a touch of chocolate and let yourself be transported back to romantic memories. Capturing the essence of Parisian elegance, these macarons are the perfect sweet companion for your afternoon tea or a special occasion. Treat yourself or surprise your loved ones with these delicious bites of heaven.
- 140g pistachios
- 250g powdered sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 100g low-fat soft cheese
- 25 g dark chocolate with 70% cocoa content
Delicate vanilla macaroons
Mix 140 g ground almonds with 200 g icing
Add sugar and rub in the pulp of a vanilla bean.
Whisk the egg whites. Once the dough is stiff, add 50g
powdered sugar, then whisk again. sandwich
along with some dulce de leche.Chewy chocolate macaroons
Mix 140 g ground almonds with 175 g icing
sugar and 25g cocoa powder. Whisk them together
Protein. Once stiff, add 50g powdered sugar,
then whisk again. To make a coffee filling, mix them together
Soft cheese with ½ tsp instant coffee
dissolve in a few drops of boiling water.
- Preheat the oven to 160°C/fan 140/gas 3.
- Finely mix the pistachios and 25 g of powdered sugar in a food processor.
- Mix with 175g more powdered sugar in a large bowl.
- Beat the egg white until stiff, add the remaining 50 g of powdered sugar and beat again until foamy.
- Fold the egg white mixture into the nut mixture.
- Pour the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm nozzle.
- Squeeze out dollops of the mixture the size of a 10p coin, spaced well apart.
- Prick the pointed tips with a wet finger.
- If you don’t have a piping bag, just cut the end of a sandwich bag and use that.
- Let dry for 30 minutes.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until the dough has risen.
- Allow to cool on the paper.
- Mix the cream cheese with the chocolate.
- Use the cream cheese and chocolate mixture to assemble the macaroons.
- Will keep for 1 day filled or up to 3 days unfilled in an airtight container.
Equipment and tools
- mixing bowl
- Piping bag
- parchment paper
This recipe contains pistachios, eggs and dairy. It may also contain traces of other nuts. Please exercise caution if you have allergies or dietary restrictions.
Storage and leftovers
After baking, store the mini pistachio and chocolate macaroons in an airtight container. They can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
If you have leftovers, reheat them gently in the oven or enjoy them cold straight from the fridge.
Health Benefits of Mini Pistachio and Chocolate Macaroons
Mini pistachio and chocolate macaroons not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also provide several health benefits. These delicious treats are made from natural ingredients and low-fat soft cheese and can be enjoyed guilt-free. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of these macarons.
1. Pistachios for heart health
Pistachios, the main ingredient in these macarons, are not only delicious but also full of nutrients. They contain healthy fats, fiber, proteins and antioxidants that promote heart health. Studies have shown that eating pistachios can help reduce bad cholesterol levels and improve heart disease risk factors.
2. Dark chocolate for antioxidants
The addition of 70% cocoa dark chocolate gives these macarons a rich and delicious taste. Dark chocolate is known for its high antioxidant content, which helps protect the body from free radicals. It also contains compounds that may lower blood pressure, improve blood circulation and reduce the risk of heart disease.
3. Low-fat soft cheese for calcium
The use of low-fat soft cheese in the coffee filling of these macaroons provides a creamy texture and a hint of flavor. Soft cheeses like cream cheese are a good source of calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth. It also provides a decent amount of proteins and vitamins such as vitamin A.
4. Reduced sugar content
The recipe for these macarons contains relatively little powdered sugar. By using less sugar, you can enjoy a sweet treat without drastically increasing blood sugar levels. This makes them a suitable choice for people who are watching their sugar consumption or have diabetes.
5. Gluten free and nutrient dense
Both ground almonds and pistachios are gluten-free, making these macarons a great option for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Almonds are also rich in vitamin E, magnesium and healthy fats. Together, these ingredients create a nutrient-dense snack that can provide energy and support overall well-being.
Next time you’re craving a delicious sweet treat, consider making mini pistachio and chocolate macaroons. Not only do they satisfy your dessert cravings, but they also provide several health benefits. Enjoy these delicious macarons while indulging in the goodness of pistachios, dark chocolate and low-fat soft cheese.