Monday, August 15, 2011

Oreo Macaroons

Bless me, Mother Magneto, for I have sinned. Until yesterday I had never made a macaroon or a macaron. In fact, I'd never even tasted one. But, it gets worse, a mortal sin it would seem... I had no freaking clue that they were different things.

Do you know the difference? MasterChef didn't and they got in BIG trouble for it. I do now. You can call me Smuggy McSmuggerson as I sit here in my foodie smugness. 

So anyway I was avoiding my own melancholy thoughts yesterday and saw Nicole from Planning With Kids tweet this recipe for coconut macaroons with chocolate and figured it was about time I lost my macaroon virginity. I'm not a major fan of coconut but thought I'd try them out and see. Since I have zero baking ingredients in my house I hauled my butt down to the local to grab some coconut and sugar when I spied something and had a calorie-laden thought.

Hrmmm. I wonder if I could just replace 2 cups of coconut with 2 cups of CRUSHED OREOS!?!?!

Behold, the awesome:
Oreo Macaroons
(makes about 18)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 100grams of grated chocolate
  • 150grams of crushed Oreos (I used a food processor to get it really fine)

  • Beat egg whites until stiff (optional to make stiffy jokes with your significant other)
  • Keep beating and slowly add in sugar - beat until glossy and smooth
  • Fold in half your chocolate and ALL the crushed Oreos with a metal spoon (this means you can't sample any before you add them, OK!)

  • Using a dessert spoon, dollop mounds of mixture on to a lined baking tray
  • Bake at 150 degrees Celsius (130 fan forced) for 12-15 minutes
  • Melt the remaining chocolate (takes about 45 seconds if it's grated)
  • Drizzle the chocolate over the cooled macaroons
Serve and watch your family bow down at your awesomeness

Oreo Macaroons. Embrace the Awesomeness
Crunchy on the outside, ooey gooey chewy on the inside. Noms!

And no, I've still not tasted a macaron. Aunty Penny says they taste like crunchy air, someone will have to send me some so I can decide for myself *hint hint*


  1. They don't look like macaroons, but they look fucking awesome.

  2. Hooray! They look delicious mmm

  3. MMM , now I need some oreos to try these.

  4. Yum, chewy on the inside!  that sounds good.  We used to have these things at the local bakery which were 'meringues'....they were made out of beaten egg white I think, hard as a rock and usually either bright blue or pink and I thought they tasted gross.  Ever since then I've been put off the idea of macaroons, but maybe its not the same thing.

  5. Looks like they WERE a sucess! They look awesome and yummy!!

  6. Proving once again that you are an evil genius...

    I alway thought that a coconut macaroon was a pyramid of chewy coconut, lightly toasted and so sweet it could rot a tooth out, and that they other thing, the macaron, was just a posh mini meringue. But what do I know.There's no HealthyChart tile for it so it's off limits!

    Move over Banana Bread, Glow has a new favorite!

  7. Ooooohhhhh.... Oreo's were my major weakness during pregnancy  :)
    I have printed out the recipe and intend to recreate such deliciousness ASAFP!
    I thank you for sharing!! (altho' my hips might not  hehehe)

  8. O.M.G - How good do they look ???!!!  
    Yes, and stiffy jokes often go down well (ahem) in this household...
    Oops...was I being rudey ??? ;)

  9. And i thought my microwave brownie was the business...

  10. I will forgive you cause you know too much.

    And they look AWESOME.

    I have 2 dozen macarons from Lindt that cost almost my entire weeks grocery budget in my kitchen *drool* but I expect some of those bad boys on my doorstep in a few days.

    You can come too.

  11. Yummmmmerz

  12. They do look amazing - very creative twist Glow!

  13. Yum!  I'm supposed to be writing a macaron post.....  I think reading this is a reminder to stop procrastinating....

  14. OMG - I LOVE your style! If you start a cooking show, I would totally be addicted to it! This recipe is just missing something though - WAGON WHEELS!!! :)

  15. Macarons taste like crunchy air?
    So they're just an upmarket version of the childhood favourite meringues?
    With better flavours.
    And creamy fillings.

  16. I've just read thecomment by Eloise Verlaque and have to say that meringues as hard as rocks were either baked too long, or well past their "eat by" date. I remember the green, blue and pink colours, we had yellow ones too. The pink was always the best, the blue was and is awful tasting.

  17. Oh no, seriously, macarons and macaroons are different? Of I go to google them both now.... and then maybe tomorrow try your recipe!


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