Chocolate macarons are made by adding cocoa powder to macaron batter to create a creamy and rich macaron shell.
Chocolate macarons can be overwhelming if they are filled with a chocolate center, therefore using a complimenting flavor for the filling will be much more palatable.
Flavors that go well with chocolate macarons are fillings with a cream cheese base, vanilla buttercream, coffee buttercream or marshmallow.
Try out these chocolate macaron filling ideas to make your own flavor combinations at home.
Red Velvet Macarons
Red velvet macarons are filled with a vanilla cream cheese icing.
The cream cheese icing with the chocolate flavored macaron shells makes this flavor of macaron creamy and rich.
Red velvet is a flavor that has both chocolate and vanilla flavors, making it truly memorable.
Hot Chocolate Macarons
Hot chocolate macarons are filled with a marshmallow chocolate buttercream icing.
Hot cocoa is added to a buttercream base to create the chocolate flavor.
Marshmallow fluff is added to the buttercream icing for the marshmallow flavor. Marshmallow fluff is a spreadable cream that tastes just like marshmallows.
Hot chocolate macarons are topped with melted chocolate and a few mini marshmallows.
Eggnog macarons are filled with eggnog buttercream icing. Nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and eggnog are added to a buttercream base icing.
After the chocolate macarons have been piped, a sprinkle of cinnamon is added to the tops of the macarons prior to baking.
The combination of chocolate and eggnog will make these macarons heavy and decadent.
Mocha macarons are made by adding a small dusting of coffee grounds to the tops of the chocolate macaron shells right after piping them.
Mocha macarons are filled with coffee cream cheese buttercream icing.
Add the coffee in slowly to your filling, you don’t want the flavor to be too overpowering, or too thin of an icing to pipe.
With the chocolate outer shell, and coffee buttercream inside, this mocha flavored macaron will be unforgettable!
Turtle macarons are filled with freshly made caramel sauce.
Caramel sauce is made by cooking sugar in a saucepan and waiting for it to crystallize into an amber color.
Once you’ve reached your desired color, heavy cream is added to the sauce to make creamy and delicious caramel. Butter is added to thin out the caramel sauce and make it more of a rich caramel flavor.
Top the turtle macarons with melted chocolate and pecans.
Add a little chocolate on one half of a pecan and stick it to the top of the macaron.
Add drizzled melted chocolate over the pecan to make it look eye catching and complete the turtle flavor of pecans, chocolate, and caramel.