White Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

May 29, 2021Van
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Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 20 Macarons

White Rabbit Candies were one of my childhood favorites – they were chewy like caramels and tasted like sweetened condensed milk. I also love the beautiful graphic and packaging design – it’s so iconic! Sometime around 15+ years ago, these became hard as rock – they’re no longer soft and chewy – does anyone know what happened?  Did they change the formula?  Every few years I forget that that these became tooth-breakers and this last Luna New Year / Tết I was feeling nostalgic and grabbed two bags of White Rabbit Candy. I was quickly reminded how eating one of these could literally cost you thousands  of dollars because they could pull out a crown 😮 so I was stuck with a bunch of white rabbit candies and I wanted to figure out how to use them in a baked treat.  I made a ganache-like filling with them, and it worked out perfectly!  You get the delicious flavor of the White Rabbit Candy in a beautiful macaron form (and no risk of pulling out a filling or crown!).

I use the Swiss meringue method for these macarons, with a few unconventional steps – you can read more about these techniques in my original Swiss Method Macaron Recipe here – or if you already have a macaron recipe that works for you, just jump to step #7 where I show you how to make White Rabbit Candy Ganache.

White Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

Here is a 40-macaron template that will fit on a standard baking sheet – print out two copies and tape them together.    Each macaron is 1.5 inches in diameterWhite Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

White Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

White Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

If you want to replicate my macaron design, place the top macaron shells on some parchment paper, melt Red and White Candy Melts (you can find this at Michaels, JoAnn or HobbyLobby), place them into  piping bags and snip a tiny hole, drizzle the candy melts on the macarons and once it’s set, top the the filled macarons.  White Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

White Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

White Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

Cute gift-giving idea, intergrate the candy wrappers into the macaron boxes.  White Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

White Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

White Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

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White Rabbit Candy Macaron Recipe

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 20 Macarons

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Ingredients

Method

  • 1)

    Pre-heat oven to 275°F. Make sure the mixing bowl and whisk is clean of any oils / fats, since fats will prevent your meringue from forming stiff peaks. Place 65g Almond Flour and 65g Powdered Sugar into a food processor, pulse a few times, then process for 1 minute & set aside. *If the almond flour you are using is already super fine, you can skip processing it & just mix it with the powdered sugar.

  • 2)

    Place 65g Egg Whites, and half of the Granulated Sugar into a stand mixer bowl. Place about 1 inch of water into a sauce pan and bring to a boil, then turn to med-low heat so it’s simmering. Place the bowl on top of the pan (like a double-boiler), the bowl should not be touching the water and stir constantly with a whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the egg whites look foamy, usually takes about 1-2 minutes. Don’t let the eggs get “cooked” the temp should be around 125 °F

  • 3)

    Add ½ Teaspoon Dried Egg White, ⅛ Teaspoon Cream of Tartar. Attach the mixing bowl to your stand mixer, use the whisk attachment and mix on med-high speed (#8 on KitchenAid) for 1 minute, then add the rest of the granulated sugar slowly 1 Teaspoon at a time. When you’re done adding the sugar, turn the speed to the highest setting (#10 on KitchenAid) and mix until stiff peaks form (this can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes, depending on your mixer and humidity). Add Gel Food Coloring and mix for another 10 seconds. Remove the bowl from the mixer and remove the whisk attachment, knock off any meringue that’s on the whisk into the bowl.

  • 4)

    Sift the Almond Flour mixture into mixing bowl with meringue, scrape the bowl. Switch to the paddle attachment and mix on the lowest speed for 50 seconds. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and finish mixing with a spatula, fold until the batter is a little shiny and similar to thick brownie batter, if you scoop up some of the batter, it should flow off the spatula in a single ribbon & start to blend back into rest of the batter within 10 seconds. Another way to test is, take a spoonful of batter and put it onto a plate, if the little peak blends into the rest of the batter within 10 seconds, the batter is ready – if there’s still little peak then continue to mix.

  • 5)

    Place the batter into a pastry bag that’s fitted with a round piping tip (Wilton #12 Tip 5/16 in). Place a silpat / silicone mat onto a baking sheet. There is enough batter for about 40 1.5 inch macaron shells which will fit on one standard baking sheet (template here). *I pipe my shells 1.25 inches in diameter and after tapping the tray they spread to around 1.5 inches

  • 6)

    Lift up your baking sheet about an inch off the table and gently tap it down onto the table 2-3 times to help pop air bubbles. Use a toothpick or icing needle to pop large air pockets. Place the baking sheet onto the middle rack in your oven that’s been preheated to 275°F. Use oven mitts or a large wooden spoon to keep the oven door cracked open about 2 inches for exactly 3 minutes 30 seconds. Close the oven door and increase the oven temperature to 315°F and bake for 12-15 minutes. *Time will depend on how accurate you oven temp is, how big you piped the macarons, the type of pan that you used and if you used parchment vs silpat. The feet should be set when they are done, if you gently touch them and it feels sticky, they need a little more baking time, but they should not be browned. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before moving them to a rack to cool completely.

  • 7)

    Make the White Rabbit Candy Ganache by adding 10 White Rabbit Candies and ¼ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream to a sauce pan. Use med-low heat and stir until the candy is melted – this will take several minutes. Place the ganache into a bowl and refrigerate uncovered for 20 minutes. Mix with a hand or stand mixer for 2 minutes on high, it will become lighter in color. Place into a piping bag and pipe a dab of ganache into the middle of a macaron shell and top it with another shell. Place them into an airtight container and refrigerate them for at least 24 hours or up to 4 days. Let them sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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