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German Chocolate Macarons

These German chocolate macarons are a delicious and impressive dessert. With a crisp vanilla shell, choclate buttercream, and coconut-pecan filling, these are the perfect indulgent treat!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rest Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Macarons
Servings: 24 macarons
Calories: 105kcal


For the Shell

  • 90 grams egg whites
  • 90 grams granulated sugar
  • 95 grams powdered sugar
  • 95 grams almond flour

For the Filling

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate melted and cooled
  • ½ cup shredded coconut toasted
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce


For the Shell

  • Line two large sheet pans with a silpat mat or parchment paper. Fit a piping bag with a small, round tip (I like a Wilton #10 or 12) and set aside.
  • Heat a small saucepan of water over medium-low heat. Place a heatproof bowl over the pot, making sure it doesn’t touch the water.
  • Add the egg whites and granulated sugar to the bowl. Whisk them together continuously until the sugar has fully dissolved-- about 4-5 minutes.
  • Transfer the egg whites and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat the egg whites on medium-high speed (Kitchenaid #6-8) until they form a stiff peak.
  • Sift the powdered sugar and almond flour through a fine mesh sieve into the egg whites. Fold in the powdered sugar and almond flour gently, making sure not to deflate the egg whites yet. Make sure to scrape all the way to the bottom of the bowl while you fold.
  • Smush the batter against the sides of the bowl and fold it back together until the meringue flows smoothly. When the meringue is ready to pipe, you should be able to draw a figure 8 without the stream breaking.
  • Transfer the meringue to the piping bag fitted with the round tip. Pipe 1” macarons about 2” apart on the silpat lined baking sheet.
  • Immediately when you’ve finished piping a tray, hold the tray 6” off the counter and drop it straight down to release any air bubbles. Repeat 5-6 times, or until it appears that any large air bubbles have popped.
  • Allow the macarons to sit at room temperature until they have formed a skin-- about 30 minutes. While the macarons rest, preheat your oven to 325F.
  • Bake the macarons one tray at a time for 14 minutes, turning the tray half way through cooking. Repeat with the second tray.
  • Allow the macarons to cool fully before removing them from the tray.

For the Filling

  • Add the butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed for 1-2 minutes, or until the butter is light and fluffy.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add the powdered sugar. Once all of the powdered sugar has been added, add the chocolate and mix to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and turn turn the mixer to medium-high speed and beat until the buttercream is light and airy— about 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with your choice of tip.
  • In a small bowl, combine the coconut, pecans, and caramel and set aside until ready to use.

Assembly and Aging

  • Place the macarons in similar sized pairs. Pipe a small ring of chocolate buttercream onto the flat size of one of the macarons. Fill the center with the coconut-pecan mixture and gently press another macaron on top, just until the icing reaches the edges. Transfer the macarons to an airtight container and place them in the fridge to age overnight. Bring to room temperature before serving.


Please read the full post for all of my tips and tricks! Macarons are not an easy thing to make-- it takes practice, but trust me, you can do it! 


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg