Macaron Monday 3

And the Obsession of French Macarons continues! Recovering from a Christmas break filled with lots and lots of macarons. Here is just a peek at what I was up to. Yes, lots of macarons in so many flavors: Salted Caramel, Gingerbread, Peppermint, & Nutella.

My absolute favorite flavor at the moment is Salted Caramel. I love all things caramel, add some good sea salt to that and I’m in heaven! I love it! Here’s my recipe. If you need a great mac recipe, here’s the one I use.

Salted Caramel Filling 


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

2 cups of confectioners’ sugar

1 jar of Trader Joe’s Fleur de Sel (aka. Caramel sauce)

1 teaspoon Sea Salt


Beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until creamy {around 2 minutes}. Reduce the speed to medium and add the confectioners’ sugar a 1/2 cup at a time. Beat until mixture is pale & fluffy {around 5 minutes}. Turn off mixer and add the full jar of TJ’s caramel sauce & vanilla.  Beat until smooth. Add sea salt & mix one last time.


–  I usually start off with a teaspoon of sea salt and see how salty I’d like it to be. I also sprinkle a touch of salt on the macs when I’m assembling.

– If you would prefer a not so sweet caramel sauce then don’t add the vanilla. I love vanilla so I tend to add but some may find the caramel sauce sweet & vanilla enough.

Next week I’ll share my version of PB&J macs!


  1. Salted caramel anything is my favorite! Yum! Will definitely try these. I haven’t made macarons before, and am a bit intimidated, but it is on my list of things to accomplish! Thanks, Dina!