Peanut Butter & Jelly Macarons

 

Happy Monday! It’s raining here today in Atlanta which totally makes me think of comfort food. My all time favorite comfort food is a good old PB&J sandwich. So today’s recipe is a PB&J French Macaron recipe. {Ya like how I connected two totally random thoughts together?}

PB & J Filling 

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

2 cups of confectioners’ sugar

2 tablespoons of heavy cream (or half & half)

3/4 of a cup of smooth peanut butter

strawberry preserves

Directions

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. Add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream & beat until mixture is pale & fluffy {around 5 minutes}. Turn off mixer and split batch into 2 equal parts {one part makes the peanut butter filling and the second part will be the strawberry filling}. Place half the mixture into a mixing bowl and set aside.

For the peanut butter filling: Add the peanut butter to the mixture & beat until smooth. Place filling in a piping bag. For the Strawberry filling, take your bowl and add 1/2 a cup of strawberry preserves, mix with spatula. Place strawberry filling in a piping bag.

Notes:

– Create your french macaron without food coloring so that they will resemble the bread.

– Pipe the strawberry filling on one macaron shell and pipe the PB filling on the other shell. Then sandwich together to form your PB&J macaron.

– You can use any preserve flavor you want like grape or raspberry but I’m a fan of strawberry.

Happy Baking!