DIY Easter Macarons & Paintable Royal Icing Recipe

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 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

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.

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

More Delicious Macarons Recipe

If you love this easter macarons recipe, you might want to try some of our favorites below —

 

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Paintable Royal Icing Recipe

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5 from 3 votes
Paintable royal icing is a really fun way to decorate cakes, cookies, or any other sweet treat that you can dream up!
Total Time25 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine Icing

Equipment

  • Mixer

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp meringue powder
  • 4 cup Confectioner's sugar
  • 5.5 tbsp warm water
  • Gel food colors in your choice of colors

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 20g | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 24
Calories: 80kcal

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.
  • Add in a few drops of your favorite food colors and stir to make edible paints.
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16 Comments

  1. Hi! These are so stunning! I do have a question though – if I decorate macarons with royal icing, does that mean I can’t put them in the freezer afterwards? I was told to keep normal macarons (without decorations) in the freezer until I want to serve them, but I ‘m not sure if royal icing is freezer friendly, or if it would leak/stain the macaron shell.
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Silvana! That’s actually a great question. We’ve seen many opinions on freezing royal icing. You can definitely freeze royal icing like traditional icing if it has not been used but we wouldn’t recommend freezing macarons that have already been decorated with royal icing. We’ve read online about some people doing so with a cake, but it still didn’t freeze perfectly. Plus, macarons are very delicate so we recommend storing them in room temperature in an airtight container. Hope this helps!

  2. These are so cute! Just one question: can you taste the icing on the macaron? If so, is it significantly sweeter or does it affect the flavor in any way? And would you know if that would be the case if using regular icing? Thanks!

    1. Hi Michelle! The icing isn’t very noticeable on these — but I think regular icing would be a delicious addition!

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