The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

DIY Easter Macarons & Paintable Royal Icing Recipe

I’m a firm believer that macarons could never be too pretty to eat, but some may beg to differ. Good news is you can now have your edible art macarons and chocolate too, because Lindt asked me to whip up some DIY Easter macarons inspired by their Spring chocolate goodies, and I think we did just that!

Of course I may be a little bias, but no matter how your macs turn out, at least you’ll have a little luxury chocolate moment to go along with it and that’s what I like to call a win/win scenario…

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and clothThe cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

Paintable Royal Icing

  • Prep Time 2m
  • Cook Time 10m
  • Yield: 3 Cups of Icing

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 4 cups Confectioner's sugar
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons Warm water
  • Gel food colors in your choice of colors

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a mixer for 7-10 minutes or until soft peaks form in the icing.
  • Divide the icing into separate bowls and add in a few drops of your favorite food colors and stir to make edible paints.

Macarons in the flavors of your choice

Paintable royal icing

Almond extract

Gel food colors

Edible gold dust

Food dedicated paint brushes

Black edible food marker

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

When you’re painting with royal icing, you have to treat it like watercolors by letting each layer dry in between, or buy compiling them together while they’re still wet to blend the colors a bit.

For the flower cookie, I started with the grass layer first, and then adding in the flower petals and stems after.

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

To make the cute chick macaron, you’ll use orange icing for the beak, light blue icing for the bandana, and the black edible marker for the eyes and feet.

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

I wanted to stick with Spring colors, so I actually used a light pink macaron for the base of the lady bug, and use Lindt red for the dots and body.

Once you’ve painted the body, let it dry completely and then use the edible black marker to make the antennas.

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

For the bee, I liked the idea of keeping it cute and minimal. I used painted the yellow bodies with icing first and let them dry completely, then went back and used the black edible marker for the dotted lines, wings, and bee stripes.

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and clothThe cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

For the iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY, I added the edible gold dust to a splash of almond extract to make the gold paint, then brushed it onto the macaron and let it dry. Then I carefully painted on the red bow tie and pink eyes and ears afterward.

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and clothThe cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and clothThe cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

The fun part about these Lindt chocolate inspired macarons is that they’re super easy to paint. You can be as detailed or as simple about them as you’d like, and they’re also perfect for giving the littles ones an edible art project to make after the afternoon egg hunt!

What are some of your favorite Easter traditions? I’ll definitely be adding these to my future family tradition list! Cause let’s be honest, my kids will be forced to be master macaron artists. With love of course..

And a big thank you to Lindt for partnering with us!

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

DIY Easter Macarons & Paintable Royal Icing Recipe

I’m a firm believer that macarons could never be too pretty to eat, but some may beg to differ. Good news is you can now have your edible art macarons and chocolate too, because Lindt asked me to whip up some DIY Easter macarons inspired by their Spring chocolate goodies, and I think we did just that!

Of course I may be a little bias, but no matter how your macs turn out, at least you’ll have a little luxury chocolate moment to go along with it and that’s what I like to call a win/win scenario…

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and clothThe cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

Paintable Royal Icing

  • Prep Time 2m
  • Cook Time 10m
  • Yield: 3 Cups of Icing

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 4 cups Confectioner's sugar
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons Warm water
  • Gel food colors in your choice of colors

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a mixer for 7-10 minutes or until soft peaks form in the icing.
  • Divide the icing into separate bowls and add in a few drops of your favorite food colors and stir to make edible paints.

Macarons in the flavors of your choice

Paintable royal icing

Almond extract

Gel food colors

Edible gold dust

Food dedicated paint brushes

Black edible food marker

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

When you’re painting with royal icing, you have to treat it like watercolors by letting each layer dry in between, or buy compiling them together while they’re still wet to blend the colors a bit.

For the flower cookie, I started with the grass layer first, and then adding in the flower petals and stems after.

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

To make the cute chick macaron, you’ll use orange icing for the beak, light blue icing for the bandana, and the black edible marker for the eyes and feet.

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

I wanted to stick with Spring colors, so I actually used a light pink macaron for the base of the lady bug, and use Lindt red for the dots and body.

Once you’ve painted the body, let it dry completely and then use the edible black marker to make the antennas.

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

For the bee, I liked the idea of keeping it cute and minimal. I used painted the yellow bodies with icing first and let them dry completely, then went back and used the black edible marker for the dotted lines, wings, and bee stripes.

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and clothThe cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

For the iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY, I added the edible gold dust to a splash of almond extract to make the gold paint, then brushed it onto the macaron and let it dry. Then I carefully painted on the red bow tie and pink eyes and ears afterward.

The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and clothThe cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth The cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and clothThe cutest DIY Easter macarons inspired by Lindt chocolates for Spring! - sugar and cloth

The fun part about these Lindt chocolate inspired macarons is that they’re super easy to paint. You can be as detailed or as simple about them as you’d like, and they’re also perfect for giving the littles ones an edible art project to make after the afternoon egg hunt!

What are some of your favorite Easter traditions? I’ll definitely be adding these to my future family tradition list! Cause let’s be honest, my kids will be forced to be master macaron artists. With love of course..

And a big thank you to Lindt for partnering with us!

Comments

  • Josephine

    03.18.16

    Love This!!!

    • Ashley said:

      Glad you love them, Josephine!

  • Kim

    03.18.16

    THese are the cutest macarons of all time!

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you, Kim! xo

  • Lisa

    03.18.16

    I LOVE the Lindt Easter chocolates, they’re my favorite packaging by them for sure. I’m totally going to buy some for these!

    • Ashley said:

      I’m pretty torn between the Christmas and Easter packaging, but yes, totally agree!

  • Jewel7013

    03.18.16

    Speechless… Amazing Talent

    • Ashley said:

      haha, it’s weirdly relaxing for me!

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