These Easter-themed macarons are not only delicious but also super fun to make! You can customize them with any color of paintable royal icing.
I firmly believe macarons could never be too pretty to eat. But some may beg to differ. The good news is you can now have your edible art macarons and chocolate too!
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 slightly biased because no matter how your macs turn out, 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.
If you are hunting for more Easter-inspired macarons, these DIY Easter Wildflower Macarons also come with the sweetest Easter macaron theme, too.
Ingredients and Tools Needed to Make DIY Easter Macarons
— Macarons in the flavors of your choice — We have an easy macarons recipe too!
— Paintable royal icing — Recipe below
— Almond extract
How To Make DIY Easter Macarons
When painting with royal icing, you have to treat it like watercolors by letting each layer dry in between or compiling them together while they’re still wet to blend the colors a bit.
For the flower cookie, I first started with the grass layer and then added the flower petals and stemmed after.
1. Easter Chick Macarons
To make the cute chick macaron, you’ll use orange icing for the beak, light blue icing for the bandana, and black edible marker for the eyes and feet.
2. Lady Bug Macarons
I wanted to stick with spring colors, so I actually used a light pink macaron for the base of the lady bug, and used 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.
3. Bee Macarons
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 thoroughly, then went back and used the black edible marker for the dotted lines, wings, and bee stripes.
4. Gold Bunny Macarons
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, pink eyes, and ears afterward.
Tips and Notes in Making DIY Easter Macarons
— Use aged egg whites for the macaron shells, as they will create a more robust structure.
— Use a kitchen scale to measure ingredients for accuracy.
— Sift powdered sugar and almond flour together to avoid lumps in the batter.
— Using a piping bag, Pipe the batter onto the baking sheet in uniform circles.
— Tap the baking sheet on the counter to release any air bubbles before baking.
— Allow the macaron shells to dry and form a skin before baking to ensure a smooth top.
— Use a low oven temperature and bake the macarons for a more extended period to prevent cracking.
— Fill the macarons with a flavorful buttercream or ganache filling.
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 little ones an edible art project to make after the afternoon egg hunt!
Looking for more personalized easter gift ideas? Check out our top 25 picks of the most personalized Easter goodies to make your loved ones HOP joyfully!
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.
More Delicious Macarons Recipe
If you love this easter macarons recipe, you might want to try some of our favorites below —
- How to Make Galaxy Macarons Recipe
- DIY Easter Wildflower Macarons
- How To Make DIY Edible Gold Macarons
- DIY Brunch Macarons
Paintable Royal Icing Recipe
- 3 tbsp meringue powder
- 4 cup Confectioner's sugar
- 5.5 tbsp warm water
- Gel food colors in your choice of colors
- Mix all ingredients in a mixer for 7-10 minutes or until soft peaks form in the icing.
- Divide the icing into separate bowls.
- Add in a few drops of your favorite food colors and stir to make edible paints.
Don’t forget to share your easter macaron with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more quick and delicious recipes Find them all right here, with a few desserts to go along with them!