Frosted Flakes Macarons

Sharing the best macaron recipe today! My Frosted Flakes Macarons are such a fun homemade bakery style macaron to treat your family and friends!

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Best Macaron Recipe

I am so happy how these turned out. I used the same shortcut methods as my Cookies and Cream Macarons. See that post for full details of the shortcuts. I’d say from start to finish these took about 45 minutes. No joke.

Invest in a food scale (no more than $30), some piping bags, tips and you are ready to get started. I want to take the fear out of making macarons because I am telling you, I am no trained professional. Just a home cook like you experimenting πŸ™‚  Give it a try!

Good luck and have fun!

Best Macaron Recipe

One thing I really love about making macarons is the few ingredients it takes to make them. What you see here is literally what you will need for the shells. These ingredients were all weighed on a food scale which is a must. No shortcut for that. See recipe for details.

Best Macaron Recipe

I like to start by whisking/beating the eggs and sugar since it takes some time. I’d say 5 minutes max until you achieve stiff peaks.

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Stiff peak! Yay!

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Time to sift your powdered sugar, almond meal/flour and finely crushed Frosted Flakes (I placed the cereal in a Ziploc and rolled my rolling pin over them until finely crushed).

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You’ll place the stirred mixture into a fine sieve or traditional sifter.

Best Macaron Recipe

You want everything to be finely sifted like so.

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Time to fold in your stiff egg whites. Fold gently until combined.

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Like so πŸ™‚

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You’ll place the macaron batter into a piping bag with a large round tip attached.

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Pipe little rounds onto a parchment lined baking sheet, then bake for 21-24 minutes in a 280 degree preheated oven.

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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How pretty are they?! Gorgeous little macarons in no time at all. Now, let them cool before removing them from the parchment. Make your buttercream while you are waiting.

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I did a simple Honeyed Frosted Flakes Buttercream……it’s to die for. Just mix your butter and powdered sugar until creamy and smooth to start.

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You’ll add 1 tablespoon of honey and a small handful (1/4 cup) Frosted Flakes, crushed slightly. Give a good stir.

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Place the buttercream into a separate piping bag with large round tip attached and pipe a little dollop into the center of half of the macarons.

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Sandwich together and voila’! Done….finished…..ready to munch πŸ™‚

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I had a house full of little boys over while I was photographing and this is what I was dealing with–they couldn’t wait to dig in.

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Enjoy!

Frosted Flakes Macarons

These homemade Frosted Flakes Macarons are just like the macarons you'll find at your favorite bakery! Make them right in your own kitchen!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings: 24
Calories: 84kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: 20
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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 Frosted Flakes Cereal
  • Frosted Flakes Buttercream
  • 1 stick softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honeyr
  • 1/4 cup Frosted Flakes Cereal

Instructions

  • 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 Frosted Flakes Cereal on your food scale.
  • 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.
  • Place the powdered sugar, almond flour and Frosted Flakes 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
  • 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.
  • Bake macarons for 22-25 minutes. You’ll see a shell on top with β€œfeet” 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.
  • To prepare buttercream, beat softened butter and powdered sugar until creamy and smooth. Add honey and 1/4 cup crushed Frosted Flakes to the frosting, beating until combined. Place buttercream into a medium 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. Serve room temperature. Store any remaining macarons in the refrigerator.

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

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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53 Responses
  1. Bekka Sue

    SO glad you posted this! I have left over frosted flakes from your cookies (which btw are delicious!) and I wasn’t sure how to use them–utill now! I love how I can count on your recipes to taste great every time!

  2. Love these! I tried making nut-free macarons for Mother’s Day but they were a disaster! Definitely going to try again, your’s look perfect! πŸ™‚

  3. Eeeppp! These look amazing! After your last post, I had every intention of running to the kitchen to try macarons but there was a mysterious powdered sugar shortage at my grocery store! I’ve finally got my hands on some and I can’t wait to give them a shot. You’ve totally taken the fear out of macarons for me πŸ™‚

  4. Auntiepatch

    Grams??? Google says cups to grams depends on what you are measuring. Can you reprint this using cups for us dummies, please???

  5. Milena

    So glad you posted this!! I donΒ΄t know how many grams we have in one stick of butter, could you measure 1 stick of butter please? Thanks!!

  6. Jo F.

    Oh no you didn’t! πŸ˜‰ Well, what else could you do with the rest of those Frosted Flakes?? LOVE it! These look super yummy!

  7. I am so in love with these! Macarons are awesome as is but adding frosted flakes makes them irresistible. I love when cereal or other store bought treats are added to homemade baked goods!

  8. Anne

    You have totally ruined a beautiful confection perfected by the French by introducing Frosted Flakes. So embarrassingly American of you. These are, contrary to what your legions of lemmings are saying…completely disgusting.

  9. Serena Sim

    Your recipe is GREAT! I was so afraid to bake macarons because many of my friends failed but seeing yours give me confident and indeed it was a great success for a first try! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

  10. Tried this recipe at my first attempt at macarons– they turned out fantastic! On half of them I used a chocolate ganache filling– yum! Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

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