Sunday, March 29, 2015

peep macarons

let me start by saying i am in NO way a macaron expert.
in fact, you should call me a macaron semi-noncomformist because those rules about weighing ingredients and such are things i throw out the window.
99% because i wanna take the short cut.

but knowing macarons are called finicky,
i did follow some rules (i'm not that much of a rebel) 
and made these:
jeepers i thought someone out there already made peep macarons but googling them did not give me these. 
so here ya go.

i followed martha's recipe like i've done many times in the past when i made these, these, these, and heck you're not even gonna click on "these" anyway so i'll be quiet.

anyway, the recipe works for me and i really hope you get to making some cuz dang they sure are yummy and squishably cute.
ok so i take that back about being a nonconformist cuz i did follow martha's recipe and actually find it funny she didn't mention any strict rules about weighing 
and using room temp eggs. 

but you gotta check out this video from beth cuz if you're visual like me, this video REALLY helps.
i just approximated about 1/4-1/3 cup of the mix 
for each color.
it was just a huge spoon actually from the spatula i used.
sorry i'm so imprecise! 
:>P

so how do you get peep shapes? 
cuz you'll need a template right?
well i thought about drawing one and then said to myself,
"self, you know there's a peep printable out there!"
so then i remembered seeing a peep game on 
i got my template :)

the sprinkles bled just a tiny bit especially on the pink ones but i think they still came out ok.
this was one of Beth's macaron rules.
my oven's cukoo and old so some got over baked a tiny bit while others didn't but such is life.
if you want the filling recipe i used, 
check it out here when i made my first macarons.
(dang there's a lot of links to this post!)
i divided the filling in 6 equal parts and used my emulsions for different flavors-
lemon for the yellow peeps, 
orange for the orange peeps,
raspberry for the purple peeps,
etc etc.

i get the emulsions from homegoods or ross and lemme tell ya they add sooo much more flavor than extracts and you only need a few drops of flavoring.

so there you have it.
a bunch of bunnies.
don't think these bunnies have a chance to multiply cuz they'll be eaten up pretty quickly.

so i hope you hip hoppity hop to it and make some :)




24 comments:

  1. Wow, you did a great job with the macarons, the peeps are adorable! I've only made them a couple of times and have been wanting to give them a go again!

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    1. please do so Kim! i am 1000% certain you would make some incredible ones! :>D

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  2. These Macarons are so cute, bright and colorful. Perfect for Easter. I've only tried to make Macarons one time and failed miserably. I do need to try again!

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    1. yay i got the Beth stamp of approval! thank you! and yes please do make some too Beth! i cannot imagine a food that you wouldn't be able to succeed at! seriously! :>O

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  3. All right, all right. I'll make macarons! You make it look so easy. How could I fail? I'll let you know. BUT! (you knew that was coming, didn't you?) Emulsions, you say!! Do those stores always have them? Why have I never heard of them before? Can you get them in other places food stuff is found? AND! That pink egg box! Where did you get THAT??? Totally adorbs! Great post, BBFF!! Dona

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    1. HAHA! yes Dona, those stores always have them-they might not be the same flavors all the time but they are always there! and they're at JoAnn's too in the baking section sometimes. and that pink egg carton? well i got that a looong time ago at Bath & Body Works and forgot i had them until i did some spring cleaning and found a bunch and some green ones too! :>O i remember buying all of them at the time cuz i was just giddy over them...just goes to show you how greedy i am and then how soon i forget! yikes! can't wait til you make macarons! you'll be hooked like me, my BBFF! :>D

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  4. Nice I have never seen peep macarons before either, and smart move using those templates from the game. Nicely played :)

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    1. oh you're so clever with your comment Linda! i bet you can make some and make them all pretty with some candy flowers :) i always think of flowers when i think of you cuz you like them so much :)!

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  5. Lisa they came out great!! And you know I love anything Peeps, so macarons + Peeps = double win!

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    1. and you coming here is a win with your sweet comment is another win so double double win for both us us! YAY! thanks so much Michelle! :)

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  6. These are just about too pretty to eat but I'd sure love to have a few! Stopping by from Motivation Monday.

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    1. thank you Shirley! and your comment is pretty sweet :>D!

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  7. I dislike the taste of peeps...but OH MY GOSH are these ever cute! Pretty sure I would devour these! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. HAHA! poor little peep cookies don't stand a chance around you! ;) heehee thanks Jess!

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  8. So freaking cute!! I would love to make them, but I probably won't, but they are just adorable!! Have a great week! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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    1. oh thank you Lorraine for being so freaking nice! :>D! and you crack me up with your honesty :)

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  9. I love this idea! So original and very creative. The template you used to pipe in the batter for the macs is such genius! I'm saving this for my next get together and definitely for Easter. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. hooray! i'm always stoked when people save my stuff Maria! hope you get to make some-just hide a few for yourself first-LOL ;)

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  10. Hi! Stopping by from Totally Terrific Tuesday link party. This is so cute! Macarons are hard enough to make, but to shape them into cute peeps! Great job.

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    1. awww thank you Ash and Crafts! i'm so happy you came back to visit :>D!!!

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  11. I've never made macaroons, but these are super cute!

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    1. don't let all the hype scare you outta making them! hope you get some at your house soon ColorMePartyIdeas! thanks for stopping by! :)

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thanks for sharing your thoughts today! i'd give you a donut if i could 😉!