Dark Chocolate and Chestnut Macaron Recipe


Delicious Dark Chocolate and Chestnut Macarons

Dark Chocolate and Chestnut Macaron Recipe

Dark Chocolate and Chestnut Macarons is rated 3.7 / 5 based on 28 votes.


Make 30-40 small macarons
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes and 1 hour for the rest mixture


For the Italian Meringue

  • 150g (5oz) aged egg white (make by leaving egg white in a bowl on a bench for 2 days)
  • 400g (14oz) caster sugar
  • 100ml (3 fl oz)water
  • Add food colouring to the meringue if required.

For the Almond Mixture

  • 150g (5oz) fresh egg white
  • 250g (8oz) almond meal / almond flour
  • 250g (8oz)icing sugar

Shell Colouring

  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

Used the above ingredients to make the macaron shell.

For ganache:

  • 60g (2oz) of chestnut cream
  • 60g (2oz) of dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream

Mouthwatering Dark Chocolate and Chestnut Macarons


  1. First, create macarons shells based from the basic macaron recipe,
  2. Then start preparing the ganache by melting the chocolate in a saucepan with the heavy whipping cream under a low heat.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat.
  4. Add the chestnut and allow cooling in room temperature.

Assembly of the macaron

  1. To assemble your macarons, start by garnishing one macaron shell with ganache and cover it with another shell.
  2. Do the same with the rest of the shell.

Tip; chestnut creams are available in most delicatessens. But, you can also made 1 by adding teaspoon of chestnut puree to 50 g (1 oz) of whipped cream.

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