When choosing macaron flavors, you can’t go wrong with vanilla or chocolate. They’re classics for a reason.
But if you want something more fun, you have to try Butterbeer or Snickers!
Macarons are crispy on the outside with a sensational chewy, melt-in-your-mouth center.
Vibrant and adorable, the filling is just as important as the shells.
From strawberry and key lime to creamsicle and Nutella, there are enough macaron flavors here to make your very own Parisian cookie platter.
It’s impossible to pick just one, so go ahead and try them all!
30+ Macaron Recipes and Flavor Ideas
1. Chocolate Macarons
Move over, Oreos! In the battle between sandwich cookies, these chocolate macarons reign supreme.
Between the crispy outer shells, you’ll find a smooth and silky ganache made of melted chocolate and cream.
This is one cookie you can’t resist.
Fair warning: macarons are pretty tricky to make. But, once you get the hang of it, you’ll be making them all the time!
And they’re definitely worth the trouble.
2. Vanilla Macarons
Macarons are a sweet little indulgence, but if you want something simple and light, go for this vanilla recipe.
Vanilla is such a warm and delicate flavor, and it’s truly underrated if you ask me!
Of course, since it’s the star of the show, you’ll need to use top-quality vanilla paste.
That way, you get the flavor and those fantastic flecks in the finish.
Plus, if you perfect this recipe, adding different flavored fillings is super easy.
3. Strawberry Macarons
These strawberry macarons are so pretty, you almost don’t want to eat them!
But you definitely should because they’re to die for.
I love the contrast between the crunchy and chewy cookies and light and airy strawberry filling! Together, they create the perfect bite.
4. Red Velvet Macarons
These macarons are flavored with cocoa powder and filled with a decadent cream cheese frosting.
Rich, almost-bitter chocolate and smooth, tangy cream cheese are at the top of my list for flavor combinations.
That’s why these red velvet macarons are so near and dear to me. And because of their unique texture, I think they’re so much better than cake!
5. Creamsicle Macarons
Once you’ve perfected the science behind baking macarons, it’s time to challenge yourself with something more complex.
Could these creamsicle macarons be any cuter? Shaped like actual creamsicles, these macarons are next level.
They taste just like the classic ice cream truck treat, too!
6. Lemon Macarons
These lemon macarons are so darn adorable in their pastel yellow hue. But more importantly, they’re insanely delicious.
Since both the cookie shells and the filling are flavored lemon, these macarons are like little citrus bombs.
Don’t worry, though; they aren’t overly tangy. Instead, they’re just the right amount of lip-smacking goodness and sweetness.
7. Key Lime Pie Macarons
Filled with cream cheese and key lime frosting and sprinkled with crushed Graham Crackers, these babies are like tiny key lime pies.
Shout out to its gorgeous green tinge, too!
Sweet, refreshing, and utterly adorable, these macarons are perfect for any summer celebration.
8. Raspberry Macarons
What’s better than sweet, chewy macarons with a creamy filling? This tart raspberry delight, of course!
Made with sweetened, whipped butter and raspberry puree, it’s smooth, luxurious, and wonderfully balanced.
Pro-tip: make the macarons extra pretty with a simple dusting of freeze-dried raspberries on top.
9. Salted Caramel Macarons
If you’ve been here before, you’ll know that salted caramel is one of my absolute favorite dessert flavors – like, ever.
And the combination of crispy, nutty macarons with this salted buttercream frosting is beyond addictive.
As if that’s not yummy enough, you’ll also drizzle these babies with salted caramel and sprinkle them with flaky sea salt.
They’re so good, you can’t stop at one… or five!
10. Pistachio Macarons
If you enjoy desserts with plenty of nuts, there’s nothing better than these yummy pistachio macarons.
Made with almond and pistachio flour, the cookie shells explode with fantastic flavors.
And aren’t they the sweetest shade of green?
Plus, the filling is infused with pistachio paste, so every inch screams “pistachio!”
11. Dulce de Leche Macarons
Dulce de leche is a Latin American confection of caramelized milk. It’s a thick and sticky sauce that oozes decadence.
And since it’s so lusciously thick, it makes the perfect filling for cakes, cupcakes, and (of course) macarons.
Pipe this stuff into vanilla, chocolate, or salted caramel cookies, and you’ll be in heaven.
12. Strawberry Cheesecake Macarons
Strawberry cheesecake macarons? I’ll take ten, please!
The filling here is dangerously simple, and it’s so good, you might end up eating it with a spoon.
You’ll need cream cheese, powdered sugar, and strawberry jam. That’s it! Just blend, pipe, and devour.
13. Cranberry White Chocolate Macarons
White chocolate and cranberry is the perfect holiday flavor combination, especially in these bite-sized cookie sandwiches.
Sweet and creamy meets bright and tangy, all wrapped into a crispy macaron shell. Does it get any better?
The creamy mousse and cranberry jelly are delicious and stunning. In fact, these make lovely little holiday gifts.
14. Nutella Macarons
Macarons are already deliciously nutty, no matter what flavor or filling you decide to make.
That said, why not give it an extra kick with this silky-smooth Nutella buttercream?
Don’t be fooled by its simplicity. These Nutella macarons are a powerhouse of chocolate and hazelnut goodness.
15. Coconut Macarons
Take a trip to the tropics without leaving your house, thanks to this recipe for coconut macarons!
Filled with a luscious white chocolate and coconut ganache, they’re just as heavenly as they sound.
But it doesn’t end there! Another layer of white chocolate and toasted coconut flakes go on top of the cookies for the perfect finishing touch.
Top-tip: make a selection of fun fruit curds to fill the center.
A small dollop of pineapple, mango, or passion fruit would give these a bright and tangy lift you’ll love.
16. Snickers Macarons
Any avid Snickers fans here? These macarons are for you.
They’re super sweet and nutty and are filled with not just one but two fillings.
Between the caramel buttercream and nougat, there’s also topped with melted chocolate, caramel, chopped Snickers, and chopped nuts.
I’ll have a dozen, please!
17. Butterbeer Macarons
Fellow Potterheads, this one’s for us.
These macarons are filled with Butterbeer buttercream and a dreamy butterscotch ganache center.
These cookies might just be the only thing that can bring all four houses together.
They’re more powerful than the most potent love potion, and it doesn’t take a Marauder’s Map to find them.
Sorry muggles, this is the kind of dessert I’m not willing to share.
18. Oreo Macarons
Why choose an Oreo or a macaron when you can have both?
These cookies and cream macarons are the best of both worlds, and they’re sure to leave you wanting more.
Everything is infused with Oreos, from the macaron batter to the yummy filling. That leaves them with signature black flecks in every bite.
19. Marshmallow Macarons
These macarons have an ooey-gooey marshmallow fluff center.
They’re also coated with granulated sugar, creating an extra crunchy outer layer.
Crunchy exterior, chewy interior, and an ooey-gooey filling? It doesn’t get much more indulgent than that!
20. Matcha Macarons
Give these famous French cookies a Japanese twist! All you’ll need is one simple ingredient: matcha.
With a somewhat grassy-vanilla flavor and a powdery texture, matcha is definitely an acquired taste.
But once you’ve had these, you’ll be hooked!
So if you have a bag in the cupboard, why not make this yummy matcha dessert to go with your iced matcha latte?
21. Mocha Macarons
These charming mocha macarons are filled with a smooth and silky espresso ganache.
And even if you don’t like the taste of coffee in your desserts, don’t skip this recipe just yet.
The coffee flavor is mild and partnered with dreamy chocolate, making it just the right amount of bitter and sweet.
22. Eggnog Macarons
These Christmas-y macarons are filled with rich eggnog buttercream. And they’re so good, they’ll make the Grinch smile.
Spiked with rum and spice with nutmeg, the filling is just as festive as the shells.
Of course, with nog in the shells and rum in the filling, these are strictly adult-only!
23. Peppermint Macarons
Here’s another Christmas-inspired macaron flavor that’ll make your holiday table shine.
Infused with peppermint and studded with crushed candy canes, the frosting will tickle your taste buds.
While the cookies themselves aren’t flavored, their gorgeous red swirls still spread lots of Christmas joy.
24. Coffee and Baileys Macarons
Bailey’s Irish Cream is most often used in cocktails, but have you ever tried it in a cookie sandwich?
The shells are infused with espresso, while the chocolate ganache filling is spiked with Baileys.
Together, they join in harmony to create the perfect bite.
25. Blueberry Macarons
Most of the macaron flavors featured so far are filled with either ganache or buttercream.
And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that!
But this time, we’re doing things a little differently.
A mix of blueberry jam, whipped cream, mascarpone, and sugar, this filling is light, airy, and delicious.
One bite, and you’ll want to lick the bowl clean.
26. Birthday Cake Macarons
Try these birthday macarons if you’re on the hunt for a fun and tasty birthday cake alternative!
Pretty in pink and garnished with colorful sprinkles, these cookies are undeniably festive.
They’re definitely perfect for birthdays but would look terrific on any special occasion.
After all, you don’t always need a giant cake. Sometimes, a little something sweet does the trick.
27. Mimosa Macarons
These mimosa macarons are beautiful and flavorful. Infused with orange zest, they’re also very fragrant.
The filling is a rich custard flavored with sparkling white wine. That subtle champagne flavor pairs wonderfully with the citrusy cookies.
Serve these at your next brunch, and they’ll be the talk of the table!
28. Champagne Macarons
While some people like pairing wine with cheese, I prefer chocolate. If you’re the same, you’ll go gaga over these champagne macarons!
Filled with decadent white chocolate and champagne ganache, these cookies are absolute perfection.
Luxurious, delicious, and surprisingly easy to make, they’re New Year’s Eve.
29. Chocolate Kahlua Macarons
Can’t decide between coffee and chocolate? Just have them together!
These chocolate-flavored macarons are filled with a rich Kahlua buttercream, making them boozy, chocolatey, and 100% delightful.
30. Blackberry Lavender Macarons
These macarons are bursting with blackberry goodness and a subtle floral flavor.
You’ll flavor the shells and filling with lavender paste, adding such a wonderful summery note.
But don’t worry; they don’t taste like soap!
Instead, it’s a very light hint of lavender that allows the blackberry flavor to shine.
31. Mango Macarons
I think these are my favorite on the list. They’re sweet, vibrant, and impossibly juicy.
Between the mango buttercream and fresh mango puree, these are tropical treats you’ll fall for fast.
They’re sweet, fruity, and everything you want a summer dessert to be.
32. Peach Macarons
Here’s another fruit-filled treat you’ll love. These macarons are filled with peaches and cream and are borderline addictive.
The sweet peaches and airy cream make these summer and dreamy. You won’t be able to eat just one.
33. Chocolate Peanut Butter Macarons
This one’s for all you sweet tooth’s out there!
Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven, and these macarons are utterly divine.
They’re definitely decadent, but the flavors are also very well-balanced. Try them and let me know what you think!
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