Chocolate Raspberry Macarons – Sweet, chocolaty, meringue-based sandwich cookies filled with a smooth and silky raspberry chocolate ganache.
I always have the best intentions of accomplishing everything that is on my to-do list. Especially the night before. The night before I’m supposed to get it all done, I go to bed “knowing” that tomorrow is the day!
Wanna know what I did? I made Chocolate Raspberry Macarons. Something that was NOT on my to-do list!
In fact, I did none of those must-do things on my list. All I wanted was to melt some chocolate, create a few delicious macarons, and forget about renewing my license, paying my taxes, dusting behind the TV, and doing the bills.
Oooooh, chocolate! How can one think about paying taxes when there’s melted chocolate in their face? Seriously?!
I recently asked a food editor what their favorite baking chocolate was, and without hesitation, she said, Ghirardelli. Oh sweet!, I said. Mine, too!
There is no other baking chip that tastes that good, and that can melt as well as Ghirardelli’s. Scouts honor. Containing 60% cacao chips, Ghirardelli baking ingredients provide bakers with incredible options for all their baking needs. Trust me, I’ve tried them all. This is it. This is the chocolate that won’t let you down. Ever.
The easy melting, and the result of a perfect, smooth texture is what stands out the most. With Ghirardelli, you don’t have to be on edge, wondering if that melting chocolate will clump up or dry up. Made with a blend of quality ingredients, Ghirardelli Baking Chips deliver. Also? The sweet and rich taste doesn’t hurt… Not.at.all.
Before adding in the raspberries, I ate that melted chocolate with a spoon. Just kidding! Actually, I ate it by tilting the bowl and slurping it all in. Yah… I went there. Couldn’t resist.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Time to make the macarons, right?! Hey. Your Valentine will love ’em!
Go grab those Ghirardelli Baking Chips and let’s do this! Don’t be scurred. Macarons really are so easy to make. Just follow my directions and all will be well. I promise.
Chocolate Raspberry Macarons
- 5 egg whites , at room temperature
- 1/2 cup superfine sugar
- 1-3/4 cups almond flour
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons Ghirardelli Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips , chopped
- 1/2 cup raspberries , chopped, juices strained
- 1/4 cup Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips , melted
- 1/4 cup Ghirardelli Classic White Baking Chips , melted
- Line three baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
- Place egg whites in mixer's bowl and mix until frothy; gradually pour in the superfine sugar, and continue to beat until mixture is glossy and stiff peaks form; set aside.
- Sift together the almond flour and powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl.
- With a large spoon, mix well to incorporate the almond flour and sugar.
- Add cocoa powder and continue to mix until thoroughly combined.
- Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in 1/4 of the egg mixture into the almond mixture.
- Continue folding the rest of the meringue until completely incorporated.
- Fit a piping bag with a 3/8-inch round tip and fill it with the prepared mixture.
- Pipe the batter into small rounds onto previously prepared baking sheets.
- Allow to dry at room temperature for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 315.
- Bake the macarons for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Rotate baking sheet after 6 minutes for even baking; cookies are done when they no longer jiggle when touched on top.
- Remove macarons from oven and transfer to a cooling rack; do not remove from baking sheets.
- Let completely cool.
- Place heavy whipping cream in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat; bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat and add chopped chocolate chips; whisk until mixture is thoroughly combined and smooth.
- Let cool 5 minutes; place in fridge for 45 minutes.
- Remove from fridge and stir in raspberries.
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes, or until firm yet still pliable; lightly stir.
- After the macarons have completely cooled, turn half of the caps on their backs and pipe or spoon about a teaspoon of the filling on top of each cookie.
- Sandwich with remaining macarons.
- Once all of your macarons are assembled, drizzle with melted white chocolate and melted semi-sweet chocolate.
- Put macarons in an airtight container, place in refrigerator, and let rest for 24 hours.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
38 comments on “Chocolate Raspberry Macarons”
So amazing! This is a great recipe! 👍Thank you so much for sharing.
I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂
Hello! I made these tonight and I haven’t even baked them yet and they are completely wrong! I have made macarons multiple times before and I’ve never had my batter turn out so – I guess the word would be thick? I converted everything to grams and weight out all of my ingredients for accuracy. No matter how much I folded the meringue into the almond mixture, it would NOT thin out enough to fall back on itself in 30 seconds (I noticed that part was not in the recipe, but is kind of the standard way to tell when your mixture has been sufficiently folded).
This recipe was so delicious and much more easy to make than I thought it would be! It tasted delicious and it was a hit for my party! Thank you!
That’s awesome! Very happy you enjoyed them. 🙂 Thank you!
I was just wondering whether you have to use almond flour or if you can use normal flour.
Actually no, you can’t use all purpose flour for macarons. Almond flour is a main ingredient in macarons. There probably IS a recipe out there for macarons with regular flour, but that’s not a macaron; it’s a cookie. 😃
Thanks for putting the links to the exact ingredients you use! helps out alot and makes it way easier to make these macarons the right way
I’m just wondering it says, “1/2 cup raspberries, chopped, juices strained.” Are we keeping the raspberries in chucks? Or are we pureeing it and sticking it into the chocolate mixture? Stupid question…but I’m just starting…. Thanks much.
Not a stupid question at all. Macarons are tough little cookies. Very easy to make, but a bit on the diva side. 🙂 So, you want to discard the juices because if you do use the juices, you will end up with a liquidy mess. Don’t puree – just use what was left after you strained the juices out. Does that make sense? Let me know!
How do I strain the juices out? Smush them of what?
Hi Paige! You can place raspberries in a sieve, or better yet a cheese cloth, and with the back of a spoon or rubber spatula, mash raspberries against the side and bottom of the sieve. Continue to mash to get out as much juice as possible. Leave the juice for a different use because we’re only using the raspberries. I hope that helps!
Hi! No idea if you are still checking these posts buyback I have a question about the chocolate raspberry macaron recipe. makING for a party. Not experienced with macaron. Should this make 72 individual cookies which you then assemble into 36 servings? Need at least that many for party. That would mean 24 cookies per baking sheet. Want to make sure I follow correctly. Thank you!!
Hi! Yep, I always read the comments! 😀
This macaron recipe yields around 18 macarons – it makes 36 cookies, but you need two cookies per macaron, so it’s 18 macarons, total.
What a gorgeous post! Beautiful and perfect macarons. I’ve had the macaron bug lately…terrified to start making them again as its been so long since making a batch. You’ve inspired to get my macs back on track! 😉
Lovely!! Happy belated Valentine’s Day. xo
Yum, yum I can tastes them. I needed special dessert for an event and these will be perfect. Thank you.
If these were on offer, I would start with dessert first. They are so wonderful!
Oh I want about a 1/2 dozen of these beauties to show up at my front door in a pretty pink box!
These are simply beautiful!! Love using Ghirdelli chocolate. 🙂
PS.. Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂
These are just perfect, Kate! I have got to try those baking chips. Happy Valentine’s Day, sweet friend xo
Kate you know I love everything you do but these are simply amazing….a completely overused word but so fitting in this situation. The photos are extraordinary too!
Thank you SO much, my friend!!! xoxo
I have been wanting to make macaroons for a long time. The truth is, they scare me. These are stunning. Pinned.
Chocolate and raspberries?!? I want some!! 😀
I love the chocolate and raspberry combo! Yum!!
Very nice though I don’t think they need the additional white chocolate drizzle as they’re amazing enough on their own.
This look completely, insanely delicious! I want a few of these babies right now! Beautiful pictures!
These are gorgeous!!
Thanks, Carrie!! 🙂
Stunning. Some day I will master macarons. In the meantime, I will just admire yours. So pretty!!
Oh yeah! These are fantastic! Pinning!
Oh man these macaroons looks great!!!
These macarons are beautiful, and the chocolate raspberry flavor combination sounds delicious! I will have to check out those white chocolate melting wafers — I haven’t seen them before!
Hi Marcie! The wafers are fantastic! No clumps – just smooooooth chocolate! 🙂
I’m such a Ghirdelli fan! When my husband and I were dating, we would go to the factory in San Francisco and eat ice cream sundaes for dinner and dessert. We’d skip right over dinner! So gooooood!
Your macs look awesome! It’s been too long since I’ve made these.
That’s a date night I would LOVE to have! Lucky you!!