Unicorn Macarons Recipe

Immerse yourself in a world of magic and delight with these charming Unicorn Macarons. Each bite-sized treat features a colorful macaron shell adorned with a cute unicorn face, filled with a rich white chocolate ganache. Perfect for special occasions, these macarons add a touch of enchantment and are sure to captivate all who taste them.


  • Caster (Superfine) Sugar: 3/4 cup
  • Water: 1/4 cup
  • Egg Whites: 4, divided
  • Icing (Confectioners’) Sugar: 1 1/4 cups
  • Almond Flour: 1 1/4 cups
  • Colored Sprinkles: for decoration
  • White Chocolate: 5 ounces
  • Cream: 3 1/3 tablespoons
  • Gold Food Coloring: for decoration
  • Black Food-Safe Marker: for drawing faces
  • Red Dye Powder: for cheeks


Prepare the Sugar Syrup:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the caster sugar and water. Heat the mixture until it reaches 244°F, ensuring the sugar is completely dissolved.

Make the Meringue:

  1. Place 2 egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer. Start to whisk them on medium speed.
  2. Slowly pour the hot sugar syrup into the egg whites while continuing to beat. Whisk until stiff peaks form and the mixture is glossy.

Prepare the Almond Mixture:

  1. Sift the icing sugar and almond flour together into a bowl. Mix well to combine.
  2. Fold this mixture into the meringue using a spatula until just combined.

Color and Pipe the Macarons:

  1. If desired, split the batter into separate bowls and color each with different food colorings to match the unicorn theme.
  2. Transfer the batter to a piping bag and pipe onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in small rounds.
  3. Tap the sheet on the counter to release any air bubbles.

Bake the Macarons:

  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Bake the macarons for about 15 minutes or until they are set and can easily be peeled off the parchment.

Prepare the Ganache:

  1. Heat the cream until just simmering, then pour over the chopped white chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  2. Let the ganache cool slightly before coloring it with gold food coloring.

Decorate and Assemble:

  1. Once cooled, use a black food-safe marker to draw cute unicorn faces on half of the macaron shells.
  2. Add a small dab of red dye powder for the cheeks.
  3. Fill a piping bag with the ganache and pipe a small amount onto the flat side of one macaron shell.
  4. Sandwich with another shell and gently press together.
  5. Optionally, add colored sprinkles around the edges for extra magic.


  • Ensure all your utensils and mixing bowls are completely grease-free before starting as any residue can prevent the egg whites from reaching stiff peaks.
  • Allow the macaron shells to form a skin for 20-30 minutes before baking to achieve the perfect smooth and glossy finish.


Q: Can I make these macarons in advance? A: Yes, you can prepare the macaron shells a day ahead and store them in an airtight container. Fill them with ganache on the day of serving to keep them fresh.

Q: How do I ensure my macarons have even feet? _A: Tap the baking sheet firmly on the counter after piping to release any air bubbles, and ensure your oven temperature is steady.

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Category: Dessert
Method: Baking
Cuisine: French
Diet: Vegetarian

Conclusion: Unicorn Macarons are the perfect way to sprinkle some joy and color into any gathering. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, hosting a tea party, or just want a delightful treat, these macarons promise a magical dessert experience. Enjoy the process of creating these beautiful, whimsical sweets and the pleasure of sharing them with others.

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