7 Cantaloupe Appetizer Ideas

Cantaloupe is a refreshing fruit you can use to make chef worthy appetizers that will impress your guests!

Cantaloupe can be made into toothpick appetizers, topped on baked brie, made into salsa, or dipped in yogurt.

See full video on how to make cantaloupe appetizers at the bottom of the page.

Cantaloupe Appetizer recipe ideas

Cantaloupe Caprese

Cantaloupe caprese is an easy appetizer that packs a ton of flavor!!

Cut cantaloupe into cubes or rounds, and stack a similar piece of mozzarella cheese on top.

Sprinkle with a few cut up strips of fresh basil leaves, and enjoy!

Cantaloupe Appetizer ideas

Cantaloupe Cups

Cantaloupe cups are a refreshing and juicy appetizer.

Make a round cut of cantaloupe by using a cookie cutter. Cut it in half to shape it nicely into a flat surface on each side.

Using a melon baller, scoop out the insides of the cantaloupe. Cut them up into small pieces.

Cut a slice of cucumber, and dice into small pieces. Mix cucumber and cut up cantaloupe in a small bowl.

Add crumbled feta cheese, and a drizzle of honey. Mix together and scoop back into the cantaloupe cup appetizer.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar when you’re ready to serve them.

Cantaloupe Appetizers

Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Wraps

Cantaloupe and prosciutto wraps are a filling, and satisfying appetizer you can serve in the summertime.

Slice the cantaloupe into thin pieces, and then wrap a piece of prosciutto around the cantaloupe.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve.

cantaloupe appetizers

Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Bites

Cantaloupe and prosciutto bites are a finger food cantaloupe appetizer.

You can make these tasty bites by cutting a piece of cantaloupe into a square ~1″.

Fold a piece of prosciutto and put it on top of the cantaloupe.

Add a few cut up strips of fresh basil leaves to the prosciutto.

Sprinkle a bit of pepper on top of the appetizer, and put a toothpick through it for easy serving.

finger food Cantaloupe Appetizers

Spicy Cantaloupe Salsa

Spicy cantaloupe salsa is a refreshing salsa you can serve at a summer BBQ with tortilla chips.

Cantaloupe salsa is by dicing up cantaloupe, red onions, and jalapeno and placing them in a medium sized bowl.

Pour over fresh lime juice and sprinkle a few chopped up cilantro leaves. Mix together and enjoy!

You can make spicy cantaloupe salsa ahead of time and then serve it when your guests arrive.

easy cantaloupe appetizers

Cantaloupe Baked Brie

Cantaloupe baked brie is a rich, hot appetizer.

You can make baked brie by placing a wheel of brie in a pie plate and then baking it in the oven for about 20 minutes until it’s melted through.

When it comes out of the oven, place diced cantaloupe on top.

Drizzle with honey, and then add a few pecans or walnuts on top.

Add a few sprigs of rosemary on top, and then serve with fresh slices of baguette, or crackers for dipping.

Cantaloupe Kabobs

Cantaloupe kabobs are made by cutting up cantaloupe into small pieces and placing them on a skewer.

Place a side of vanilla yogurt, or lime yogurt for dipping.

Serve with chopped up walnut, pecans, or toasted coconut to sprinkle on top of the yogurt.

Snowflake Macarons

Snowflake macarons are glittery cookies you can enjoy during the holidays. They make for a gourmet addition to a tin full of Christmas cookies as a gift for family and friends.

If you need some ideas on what to fill your snowflake macarons with, check out these Christmas macaron flavor ideas.

See full video on how to decorate snowflake macarons at the bottom of the page.

Snowflake macarons

You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these sparkling snowflake macarons.

You can color your macarons blue, or leave them as plain white.

how to make Snowflake macarons

Place Silpat mat or parchment paper onto an aluminum baking pan.

Pipe macarons as normal using a 1/2″ tip, in a circle ~ 1.5-2″ wide.

Let macarons dry for 30 minutes.

Bake your macarons for the same amount of time in your recipe.

Let the shells cool to room temperature – about 20 min.

Fill Santa body macarons with filling, and sandwich them together.

Dust a small bit of gold powdered food coloring onto a plate. Add a couple of drops of almond extract on top of the powdered food coloring. Use a food safe paint brush to mix them together to create your paint.

Using a pointed tipped food safe paint brush, draw a line across the macaron. Then draw a line perpendicular to the line you just drew so it should look like a cross.

Add a small “v” at the edge of one of the lines. Continue making V shapes along all of the lines until you’ll filled your macaron to the edges with your glittering gold snowflake.

Snowflake macarons

Let the snowflake macarons dry for 30 minutes prior to storing in the fridge or freezer.

Santa Body Macarons

Santa macarons are a tasty treat to enjoy during the holidays. They make for a gourmet addition to a tin full of Christmas cookies as a gift for family and friends.

If you need some ideas on what to fill your Santa macarons with, check out these Christmas macaron flavor ideas.

See full video on decorating Santa body macarons at the bottom of the page.

Santa Body Macarons

You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these Santa macarons.

Color your macaron batter using red powdered food coloring or red gel food coloring.

Red macarons need a little more color than you think, it’s best to use at least 1/2 tsp of powdered food coloring, or more red gel food coloring than you normally would.

Red can turn into pink if you don’t have enough coloring, therefore it’s best to use more than you think you need to.

Place Silpat mat or parchment paper onto an aluminum baking pan.

Pipe macarons as normal using a 1/2″ tip, in a circle.

Let macarons dry for 30 minutes.

Bake your macarons for the same amount of time in your recipe.

Let the shells cool to room temperature – about 20 min.

Fill Santa body macarons with filling, and sandwich them together.

Using an edible marker, draw a thick line to create the belt on the macaron in the lower half of the circle.

Melt a small amount of white chocolate.

Use a toothpick to add 2 dots of chocolate to create the buttons on the Santa body macaron. You could draw on the buttons as well if you prefer.

how to make Santa Macarons

Dust a small bit of gold powdered food coloring onto a plate. Add a couple of drops of almond extract on top of the powdered food coloring. Use a food safe paint brush to mix them together to create your paint.

Using a thin tipped food safe paint brush, paint a square in the middle of the black belt you drew on the macaron earlier. Add a straight line on the side of the square to create the “belt hook”. See photos below.

Let the Santa body macarons dry for 30 minutes prior to storing in the fridge or freezer.

Santa's Body Macarons
Santa Body Macarons

Santa Claus Macarons

Santa Claus macarons are a tasty treat to enjoy during the holidays. They make for a gourmet addition to a tin full of Christmas cookies as a gift for family and friends.

If you need some ideas on what to fill your Santa Claus macarons with, check out these Christmas macaron flavor ideas.

See full video on how to pipe and decorate Santa Claus macarons at the bottom of the page.

how to make santa claus macarons

You’ll need to make 2 different colored macaron batters – one for the face, and one for the hat using red powdered food coloring or red gel food coloring.

In the example below, one macaron batter is “plain” – no color, and one is red.

You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these Santa Claus shaped macarons.

Draw your own template if you need a template. Use parchment paper and draw your design out using a pencil.

You’ll need to make a “forward” and “reverse” design so that the macaron will sandwich together once you’ve baked the macarons.

Basically you need the hat going to the right, and going to the left. Make sure you make the same amount of hats going to the left and the right.

Place Silpat mat or parchment paper onto an aluminum baking pan.

Place tracer underneath Silpat or parchment paper.

Pipe macarons using the face color as normal – 1/2″ tip, in a circle ~ 1.5″ wide.

Leave a little more room above and below the macaron for the hat. Keep a reserve of the plain macaron batter for the end of the hat.

Place red macaron batter into a piping bag fitted with a 1/4″ tip.

Starting at the edge of the face, pipe along the edge of the macaron on the top of the face.

Pipe a small triangle going off to one side. This will create the hat. You’ll need to pipe the hat going to the other side as well to create a sandwich macaron.

At the edge of the triangle, pipe a small circle using the plain colored macaron batter for the pom pom of the hat.

Pipe all of your macarons this way.

Remove tracer from the baking pan.

Santa Claus Macarons how to pipe

Let dry for 30 minutes.

Bake your macarons for the same amount of time in your recipe.

Let the shells cool to room temperature – about 20 min.

santa hat macarons

Fill Santa hat macarons with filling, and sandwich them together.

Draw on the eyes and eye brows using an edible marker.

Melt a small amount of white chocolate.

Use a toothpick to add the nose and mustache, and little on the eyebrows.

Let the Santa hat macarons dry for 30 minutes prior to storing in the fridge or freezer.

santa claus hat macarons

Snowman Macarons

Snowman macarons are a tasty treat to enjoy during the holidays. They make for a gourmet addition to a tin full of Christmas cookies as a gift for family and friends.

If you need some ideas on what to fill your snowman macarons with, check out these Christmas macaron flavor ideas.

See full video on how to pipe and decorate snowman macarons at the bottom of the page.

snowman macarons

You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these snowman shaped macarons.

Place plain macaron batter into a piping bag fitted with a 1/2″ tip.

Place Silpat mat or parchment paper onto an aluminum baking pan.

Pipe head first, it should be small ~ 3/4″ – 1″. Pipe a small circle and quickly swipe the piping bag to remove it from the circle.

Pipe the body next in the same way, making it a little bigger than the head.

Pipe the bottom in the same way, and make it slightly larger than the body.

Pipe all of the snowman in this way.

Let dry for 30 minutes.

how to make snowman macarons

Bake your macarons for the same amount of time in your recipe.

Let the shells cool to room temperature – about 20 min.

Fill macarons with filling, and sandwich them together to create the snowman macarons.

snowman macaron decorating ideas

You’ll only need to make the markings on one side of the snowman macarons.

Draw 2 eyes on the face, and a smile off to the side using a black edible marker.

Draw 3 buttons down the body to the bottom in the center of the snowman.

Dust a small bit of orange powdered food coloring onto a plate.

Add a couple of drops of almond extract on top of the powdered food coloring.

Use a food safe paint brush to mix them together to create your paint.

Using a pointed tipped food safe paint brush, add the carrot shaped nose to the face of the snowman.

Let the snowman macarons dry for 30 minutes prior to storing in the fridge or freezer.

snowman macaron ideas

Christmas Tree Macarons

Christmas tree macarons make for a special addition to a tin full of Christmas cookies as a gift for family and friends.

If you need some ideas on what to fill your Christmas tree macarons with, check out these Christmas macaron flavor ideas.

See full video on how to make Christmas tree macarons at the bottom of the page.

Christmas Tree Macarons

Templates for Christmas Tree Macarons

You can make tree Christmas macarons using a template that you create yourself, or free hand the design.

To free hand your own template, use parchment paper and draw your design out using a pencil.

To make your own template using a tree cookie cutter, place the cookie cutter on top of parchment paper.

Trace the outside or inside of the cookie cutter using a pencil, depending on what’s easiest.

You could make multiple tracings of the cookie cutter to make it easier to pipe out the macaron batter.

Place the template parchment paper tracer underneath your Silpat mat or Clean parchment paper that you’re going to pipe your macarons onto.

If you’re planning on free-handing the piping, you’ll want a narrower tip like a 1/4″ tip to create the points of the Christmas tree.

You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these tree shaped macarons.

Color your macaron batter using green powdered food coloring or green gel food coloring.

Place green macaron batter into a piping bag fitted with a 1/4″ tip.

Place Silpat mat or parchment paper onto an aluminum baking pan.

Place tracer underneath Silpat or parchment paper.

Pipe beginning at the top of the tree first, then outline the tree.

Fill in the center of the tree.

Pipe all of the Christmas tree macarons in this way.

Remove tracer from the baking pan.

Let macarons dry for 30 minutes.

Bake your macarons for the same amount of time in your recipe.

Let the shells cool to room temperature – about 20 min.

Fill Christmas tree macarons with filling, and sandwich them together.

Melt a small amount of chocolate – you could use white chocolate, milk chocolate or dark chocolate.

Using a spoon, dip it in the chocolate, get rid of the excess, and add it to the Christmas tree.

You’ll want to start a little bit down from the tip, and make the chocolate zig zag on the Christmas tree macaron. There should be 3 lines of chocolate on the Christmas tree macaron.

You could also put the melted chocolate into a piping bag, and use a narrow tip on the end to pipe the chocolate onto the Christmas tree macarons.

Add sprinkles to the chocolate.

how to make christmas tree macarons

Let the Christmas tree macarons dry for 30 minutes prior to storing in the fridge or freezer.

Witch Hat Macarons

Witch hat macarons are enchanting magical cookies you can make for a Halloween party, or wizard birthday party.

It’s easy to make these alluring macarons using an edible marker, and a bit of gold dust to embellish the cookies.

See full video on how to make witch hat macarons at the bottom of the page.

how to make witch macarons

Witch macarons can be made with black, purple, or dark blue macaron batter.

You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these shaped macarons

You can color your macaron batter by adding 1/4 tsp of black, purple, or blue powdered food coloring, or use a bit of gel food coloring.

Pipe the macaron batter in a triangle. Then add a “C” around the edge of the wide part of the triangle to complete the shape of the hat.

how to make witch hat macarons

Let the macarons dry for 30 minutes.

After the macarons been baked and filled, you can add the embellishments of the hat.

Depending on the color you chose to make your witches hat, you might want to use an edible marker, gold dust mixed with almond extract, or melted chocolate to make the ribbon around the bottom edge of the hat.

You can see here I used an edible marker to make the ribbon.

Next, I mixed together a pinch of gold dust, and 1/4 tsp of almond extract to make “paint”.

Then I used a food safe paint brush to make the belt buckle on the witches hat.

Draw a rectangle or square first on the center of the ribbon. Then add a small buckle, a very short line on one side of the box to create the buckle for the hat.

witch macarons

How to Make Speckled Macarons

Speckled macarons are gourmet cookies you can make for Easter, Halloween, or bring to birthday party.

You can make them look like a robins egg, or like an Easter egg, depending on the color you’re going to speckle them with.

Speckled macarons can be made with any color or macaron batter.

You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these unique macarons.

If you’re wanting to make robin’s egg macarons, you can color the macaron batter light blue. Add 1/4 tsp of blue powdered food coloring, or a little bit of gel food coloring to the macaron batter.

You can also just have a plain white macaron that doesn’t have any color to it.

The macaron shells can be piped to the normal size of 1.5″ or 2″ circles.

How to Make Speckled Macarons

Before the macarons are set to dry, you can add the speckled decoration onto the macarons.

Make a mix of a pinch of powdered food coloring or gel food coloring that you want to speckle your macaron with, and a little almond extract.

Using a flat food safe paint brush and dip it into the paint you just made.

Using your finger, push back on the bristles, and then let them go. This will give you the speckled look to the macarons.

how to make speckled macarons

Let the macarons dry for 30 minutes.

Bake and fill the macarons your favorite filling.

how to decorate speckled Macarons

Black Cat Macarons

Black cat macarons are adorable cookies you can make for a gift, birthday party, or Halloween party.

It’s easy to make these cat macarons using an edible marker, and a bit of gold dust to make the cat’s eyes glitter and glowing.

See full video on how to decorate black cat macarons at the bottom of the page.

black cat macarons

Black cat macarons can be made with any color of macaron batter.

You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these shaped macarons

You can color your macaron batter by adding 1/4 tsp of powdered food coloring, or a little bit of gel food coloring.

Black cat macarons are piped into 1.5″ or 2″ circles.

Let the macarons dry for 30 minutes.

After the macarons been baked and filled, you can add the black cat decoration onto the macarons.

how to make black cat macarons

If your macarons are black, you’ll want to use melted white chocolate, or gold dust to make an outline of the cat.

Otherwise, you can use a black edible marker on any other colored macaron.

Draw the cat onto the macaron by making 2 pointy ears, a rounded back, curly tail, and 2 narrow legs and feet.

Add eyes with gold dust and almond extract using a pointed food safe paint brush. Gently dip the paintbrush into the paint, and then add 2 small dots for the glowing cat eyes.

Frankenstein Macarons

Frankenstein macarons are indulgent cookies you can make for a Halloween party, or for a birthday party in October.

It’s easy to make these intriguing macarons using an edible marker, and a bit of melted white chocolate to make facial features on the macarons.

See full video on how to make Frankenstein macarons at the bottom of the page.

how to make Frankenstein Macarons

Frankenstein macarons are made by using green or dark blue macaron batter.

You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these shaped macarons.

You can color your macaron batter by adding 1/4 tsp of blue or green powdered food coloring to the macaron batter, or use a bit of gel food coloring.

Pipe the macaron batter in a rectangle, approximately 2″ x 2″.

Let the macarons dry for 30 minutes.

how to pipe Frankenstein Macarons

After the macarons been baked and filled, you can add the facial features.

Use an edible marker to make the hair, draw the hair jagged onto the face, and then round out the edge on the top of the head.

Add the eye brow by drawing a line under the hair.

Add eyes using melted white chocolate by dipping a toothpick into the chocolate, and then gently putting them underneath the eye brow.

Frankenstein Macarons

When the white chocolate has dried, add small dots onto the eyes with the edible marker.

Add a nose by making drawing a small “C” below the eyes.

Add a wound on the side of Frankenstein by drawing a small line at an angle to one of the eyes, and draw 2 lines through it for the look of stitches.

Add your mouth by drawing a wavy line, and then adding stitches along the mouth.

Frankenstein Macarons