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Sharing a favorite macaron recipe today! My Cap’n Crunch Macarons are absolutely delicious and just like the macarons you’ll find at your favorite bakery!

macaron recipe

Macaron Recipe

My macaron collection is coming along quite nicely, haha! I couldn’t help myself so I made you a Cap’n Crunch Macaron recipe with Cap’n Crunch Cookie Dough Filling. The cookie dough is eggless, so break out your spoon and dig in! Another macaron from start to finish, done in about 1 hour. For a detailed step by step and full discussion on all of my shortcuts, please see my Cookies and Cream Macaron post. Hope you are enjoying my macaron series. I am having so much fun creating them for you!

Try my Cinnamon Toast Crunch Macaron recipe too! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

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I have already weighed these ingredients out. That’s my first requirement for you. Get yourself  a little food scale. The above ingredients are powdered sugar, granulated sugar, egg whites, almond meal and Cap’n Crunch finely ground cereal.

How To Make Macarons

  1. Preheat oven to 280 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Weigh your egg whites, almond flour, powdered sugar, granulated sugar and ground Cap’n Crunch Cereal on your food scale.
  2. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment add your weighed out egg whites, and sugar beating on medium speed. Beat on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Takes close to 5 minutes. See pictures for visuals. Set aside for a couple minutes.
  3. Place the powdered sugar, almond flour and cereal into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Place in a sifter or fine sieve and sift until all dry ingredients have passed through. Gently fold in the egg whites to the dry ingredients, mixing only until just combined. See pictures for visuals
  4. Place batter into a large pastry bag with a large round tip attached. Pipe rounds, about 1/2 inch apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Give a good tap or two of the pan to remove any bubbles.
  5. Bake macarons for 22-25 minutes. You’ll see a shell on top with “feet” around the edges. Let cool completely before removing. Once cooled, take an offset spatula to loosen from parchment. Pair the macarons close in size to each other to prepare for filling.

Egg Whites and Sugar

Beat your egg whites and sugar until stiff peaks form.

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Sift your weighed powdered sugar, almond meal and ground cereal. Did you notice that I have a sifter now?! One of my readers sent it to me in the mail. How sweet is that?!

French Macaron Recipe

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Fold in your egg whites, nice and gentle.

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Perfect, now we are ready to pipe them onto our baking sheet.

macaron recipe

I ran out of piping bags and just use a large gallon size Ziploc bag and cut a little off of one corner so my piping tip fits. Twist the top and start piping.

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Ready for the oven!

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Perfect! Let’s make the Cap’n Crunch cookie dough filling.

Macaron vs Macaroon?

French macarons are sandwich cookies, like what we are making today. They consist of two halves of delicate, airy cookie with a layer of filling in between. Architecturally, they’re like brightly colored Oreos. Main ingredients for Macaron are:

  • Almond flour (i.e. finely ground almonds)
  • Sugar
  • Egg whites
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract

Macaroons are a dense, dollop style coconut-flavored cookie, golden brown when baked. Main ingredients for Macaroons are:

  • Shredded coconut
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Egg whites
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract

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Cream your butter and sugars, add your vanilla then flour, salt and Cap’n Crunch Cereal.

macaron recipe

I could have eaten most of this bowl, it’s so good.

macaron recipe

You can either spoon a little dollop of cookie dough onto your macaron or try piping it. I found it easier to pipe with no tip, just the Ziploc bag with a cut off of one corner. I used my fingers to move the dough around, so it’s even.

macaron recipe

…..and here you have Cap’n Crunch Macarons. Enjoy!

macaron recipe

 

Cap’n Crunch Macarons
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
 

These homemade Cap'n Crunch Macarons with Cookie Dough Frosting are just like the macarons you'll find at your favorite bakery! Make your own at home!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: best macaron recipe, cap'n crunch cereal, easy macarons, easy macarons recipe, french macarons recipe step by step, homemade macarons, how to make french macarons, how to make macarons, macaron filling recipe
Servings: 24
Calories: 140 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 95 grams egg whites close to 3 large egg whites
  • 65 grams almond meal/flour
  • 200 grams powdered sugar
  • 25 grams granulated sugar
  • 45 grams finely ground up Cap’n Crunch Cereal
Cap’n Crunch Cookie Dough Filling
  • 1 stick softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup crushed but not ground Cap’n Crunch Cereal
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 280 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Weigh your egg whites, almond flour, powdered sugar, granulated sugar and ground Cap’n Crunch Cereal on your food scale.
  2. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment add your weighed out egg whites, and sugar beating on medium speed. Beat on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Takes close to 5 minutes. See pictures for visuals. Set aside for a couple minutes.
  3. Place the powdered sugar, almond flour and cereal into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Place in a sifter or fine sieve and sift until all dry ingredients have passed through. Gently fold in the egg whites to the dry ingredients, mixing only until just combined. See pictures for visuals
  4. Place batter into a large pastry bag with a large round tip attached. Pipe rounds, about 1/2 inch apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Give a good tap or two of the pan to remove any bubbles.
  5. Bake macarons for 22-25 minutes. You’ll see a shell on top with “feet” around the edges. Let cool completely before removing. Once cooled, take an offset spatula to loosen from parchment. Pair the macarons close in size to each other to prepare for filling.
  6. To prepare eggless Cap’n Crunch Cookie Dough filling, beat softened butter and sugars until creamy and smooth. Stir in vanilla, flour, salt and cereal. If too thick, add a couple teaspoons of milk to loosen.
  7. Place cookie dough into a large ziploc or pastry bag with a large round tip attached and pipe a dollop of frosting on the center of a macaron and top with a second macaron. Make sure your cookie dough is not too thick or it will not pipe out of the bag. I found it easiest to pipe it without a tip on the bag. I used my fingers to maneuver the dough evenly on the macaron. Serve room temperature. Store any remaining macarons in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Please note that all ovens are very different. These tips and instructions are a reflection from my kitchen and my oven. Play around with my tips but baking time may vary depending on individual oven temps. Good luck and have fun!!

Nutrition Facts
Cap’n Crunch Macarons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 83mg4%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    I love this idea! The Captain and me go way back. I love him 🙂

    This is the most creative mac recipe I have EVER seen! Jenny, soooo creative! Pinned!

  2. 2

    Jenny, you are amazing! I’m loving all of these cereal-themed macarons! This one sounds incredible! 🙂

  3. 3

    I love that first pic of them hanging out in the cereal bowl 🙂

  4. 4

    Way too fun!! Love all of these unique flavors you’re coming up with.

  5. 5

    These are too cute! I love all of these fun cereal treats! 🙂

  6. 6

    These are so awesome! Because they have cereal in them that means I can have them for breakfast right?

  7. 7

    No you DIDN’T!! I am totally in love with your macaron obsession. These are too good!!

  8. 8
    Tieghan says:

    Your creative is amazing and these looks amazing!! So cute and fun. Plus, my younger siblings with go crazy for them!

  9. 9

    I am loving this macaron cereal series! Cap’n Crunch is one of my favorites! You’ll have to do one with crunch berries. Yum!

  10. 10
    Maria says:

    These are too much fun!

  11. 11
    Cristina says:

    What a tasty and creative idea, using Capn Crunch cereal…it must taste wonderful! Love this…gonna check out your other macaron flavors. 🙂

  12. 12

    This is so fun! I love your macaron series.

  13. 13

    Those macrons look good! I have a feeling that I am going to be having macrons for breakfast sometime soon! 🙂

  14. 14

    These are the most fun macarons ever 😀

  15. 15
    carrian says:

    Listen, this is just too much. I can’t help but sneak handfuls of this cereal if it’s in the house and now you made it a dessert?! I’m totally all in!

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    I really love that crunchy cookie dough filling happening here – cookie dough causes me great joy in life. Thanks for sharing!

  19. 19
    marla says:

    Jenny….you are so creative with these macaroni recipes!!! Love ’em 🙂

  20. 20

    I do a meatloaf with Capn’ Crunch that is really good. These would make the perfect dessert! Thanks!

  21. 21
    Angie says:

    Your inspiring me to get over mym fear of macarons, and just try them already!

  22. 22
    Debi says:

    You are so extremely awesome. Your recipes are superb. I have always wanted to try macaroons and never did until you posted your recipe and pics. I did pretty darn good if I do say so myself. THANK YOU FOR SHARING your TIME AND TALENT with us. Just LOVE all your recipes.

  23. 23

    MIND BLOWN. That is all =)

  24. 24

    You are a dessert genius. I’ve been so nervous to try making macarons myself, but you’ve been coming up with such amazing flavors that I’m thinking I need to get myself a kitchen scale and get started!

  25. 25

    I always love your macaron recipes!!

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    Jenny,
    You had me at Cap’n Crunch. One of my two favorite cereals as a child. The other was Apple Jacks. Wonderful macarons.
    Annamaria

  28. 28

    You’ve really mastered the art of macarons Jenny!

  29. 29
    Sibylle says:

    I need to try macarons!!!

  30. 30

    Umm I’m thinking this needs to happen with pb capn crunch

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    Nessa says:

    Love the cereal macaron thing! Cocoa pebbles maybe? That’s my fave 🙂

  32. 32

    You make the best macarons! Cap’n Crunch is one of my favorite cereals! And that frosting – be still my heart! Can’t wait to make some macarons 🙂

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    Amanda says:

    LOVE that you did macarons with cookie dough filling!!!!! My two favorite things ever!!! 🙂 Must try these!! 🙂 I will have to sneak some of Kevin’s Cap’n Crunch cereal, lol! 🙂

  34. 34

    My cereal-loving husband and kiddo would love these! Each time my husband goes grocery shopping we mysteriously end up with a box of Lucky Charms or Cap’n Crunch in the house!

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    Nicole Nared says:

    Kids would really love this!

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    […] deal!!  In fact, the idea for these incredibly flavored macarons came from my friend Jenny over at Picky Palate!  She made Cap’n Crunch Macarons with a scrumptious Cap’n Crunch Cookie Dough […]

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    Sarah says:

    i made this recipe!!!! love them!!! thank you for sharing

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    Rita says:

    Is it okay to double or triple the recipe? The kids gobble it up too fast.


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