Green Apple Macarons

Posted on 18 March 2013 by Mădălina

I recently found an easy recipe for frosting using the Jell-o frostings– This recipe works well on pretty much everything… especially macarons. 


By now, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that I love macarons. I’m always looking for different ways to dress ‘em up and play around. I’ve experimented with topping the macarons before baking and non-perils and sprinkles hold up reallyyyy well in the oven. For the green sprinkles, I used Wilton Cake “Sparkles”– those can be found here.


Green Apple Macarons


(for the Macarons, follow this recipe)

For the Jell-o Frosting:

- 3 ounce pkg. of Jell-o, green-apple flavored.
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp. vanilla


1. Make macarons as per tutorial. While the macarons are still “wet”, sprinkle with Cake Sparklers (I picked the green ones).  6






2. Make filling while the macarons are cooling down:

Place the ingredients in a large mixing bowl– this works best with a stand mixer, but hand mixers can be used as long as you use a heat resistant bowl.  Turn mixer on high and then slowly stream 1/2 cup boiling water over ingredients.  Whip on high for five minutes- occasionally scraping down the bowl. (you can find more detailed instructions on ‘Coleen’s Recipes‘). I added a little bit more green food coloring to the frosting, to make the green pop.


3. Fill your macarons using the flavoured filling. Eat and Enjoy!

… even Thor shares my love for macarons. Don’t worry, I didn’t let him have any.. no matter how hard he tried.
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10 Comments For This Post

  1. Lora Says:

    These are gorgeous and perfect for spring!

  2. Eats Meets West Says:

    Hi Maddy! Great cooking and photo skills! Those macarons look so splendid, no wonder Thor wanted some! Don’t worry, my cat Oreo frequently looks all round-eyed when I’m making something too ^_^ .

    One question though: I don’t eat gelatin, hence the Jello frosting recipe isn’t going to work out for me. I know, I know – it kinda defeats the point of making *Jello* frosting, but do you think I’d be able to use vegan gelatin ( and maybe some sort of green apple juice/syrup with green food colouring? I want to make sure that the apple taste will hold up. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at macarons, and this green apple one looks perfect to lighten up the taste :) .

    P.S: I’m curious as to how the rest of your culinary school experience went! You kinda left us hanging at the end of your first year, and I’d love to know what happened after that :D

  3. Judy Says:

    even your kitty likes your macarons! i’m finding more recipes that use jello in desserts like cakes, mousses etc. so it’s cool to see it being used like this – adds so much flavour and colour. like!

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