These Easter French Macarons are a delicious dessert idea for your Easter basket or brunch! This tutorial shows you how to make these easy decorated french macarons from either your own homemade recipe, or using purchased macarons from a bakery – making it and even easier Easter treat! Plus, they’re great kid decorating project!
These Easter themed macarons are a festive and tasty additional to your Easter Basket or Easter Brunch. Because they’re so easy and simple, they’re a great easter project with your kids.
What type of macarons should I use?
I recommend this recipe here but you can use your favorite macaron recipe. These also work beautifully with macarons purchased from your favorite patisserie or from the frozen food section of Trader Joe’s!
What can I use to fill macarons?
How to make these easy decorated easter macarons:
Take white chocolate melts and melt according to instructions on the package. Then, using a pastry brush wipe the unfilled shells of the macarons with the pastry brush. While the chocolate is still melted, cover with sprinkles of choice. Let dry completely and then fill with macaron filling.
If you’re using pre-made or already assembled macarons, the process is the same! Just do one side of the macarons at a time. Let dry completely, then flip and do the other side. Or, you can have only one side decorated. They’re still just as adorable.
Tips for making Easter Macarons:
- Make sure you put the sprinkles on the chocolate while it is still melted. That means you are doing these one or two at a time. But that’s okay! That is the fun of it.
- The chocolate might start to harden before you’ve finished all the macarons shells. That’s totally okay! Put back in the microwave for a few seconds until it is re-melted.
- If using unfilled macarons, let the chocolate and sprinkles dry completely before filling the macarons.
- If making from scratch, you can let the macarons mature in the fridge for 1-2 days before eating. This will make them soft, chewy, and delicious! Once they’ve matured you can transfer them to the freezer for up to two month making them a perfect make ahead treat.
- If freezing or refrigerating, let come to room temperature before eating.
- 1 Batch baked macaron shells
- 1 Batch filling of choice
- Chocolate melts in color of choice
- Pastry brush or food paint brush
- Melt the chocolate melts according to the directions
- Dip the pastry brush into the melted chocolate and gently paint the shell however you wish.
- Quickly add sprinkles! Let dry.
- Fill macarons as normal. You can also fill first and paint/decorate after but sometimes the sprinkles get into the sides of the filling.
Other Macarons Recipes: