Delicious Chocolate and Tonka Bean Macarons

Chocolate and Tonka Bean Macaron Recipe

Chocolate and Tonka Bean Macarons is rated 3.9 / 5 based on 27 votes.


Make 30-40 small macarons
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes and 1 hour for the rest mixture


For the Italian Meringue

  • 150g (5oz) aged egg white (make by leaving egg white in a bowl on a bench for 2 days)
  • 400g (14oz) caster sugar
  • 100ml (3 fl oz)water
  • Add food colouring to the meringue if required.

For the Almond Mixture

  • 150g (5oz) fresh egg white
  • 250g (8oz) almond meal / almond flour
  • 250g (8oz)icing sugar

Shell Colouring

  • Pinch of black food colouring

Used the above ingredients to make the macaron shell.

For ganache:

  • 100g (3.5oz) of dark chocolate
  • Tonka bean (can be found in specialty baking stores, alternatively, substitute teaspoon of vanilla and teaspoon of almond extracts)
  • 50ml (2 fl.oz) of heavy whipping cream

Mouthwatering Chocolate and Tonka Bean Macarons


  1. Create macarons shells based from the basic macaron recipe.
  2. Then, start preparing the ganache by melting chocolate with cream in a saucepan under low heat.
  3. Mix grated tonka bean and and let it cool in room temperature.

Assembly of the macaron

  1. To assemble your macarons, start by garnishing one macaron shell with ganache and cover it with another shell.
  2. Do the same with the rest of the shell.
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