Cookies, Desserts

Ghirardelli S’more French Macarons

January 31, 2014

This is my very last Valentines post for the year. I’m sad, but a little happy at the same time. I’ve gained too much weight eating all of the fun recipes that I’ve made to help celebrate the big day. I had a little inspiration for this one thanks to Ghirardelli and my upcoming camping series (hint hint). I grabbed some of their 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips and used them to create the most amazing and decedent s’mores French macarons! smore french macarons

Ghirardelli S’more French Macarons


  • 1 batch of almond macarons*
  • 1/2 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 (7oz) jar marshmallow fluff


  1. For the chocolate ganache: Heat the heavy cream until just boiling. While that is warming pour the baking chips into a glass bowl. Pour the cream over the chocolates and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth and allow to slightly set up (5-10 minutes).
  2. For the frosting: Whip the butter until light and fluffy. Stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla until combined. Add the marshmallow fluff and mix until incorporated.
  3. Match your macaron cookies with fitting sized partners. Spread the marshmallow frosting on one side. Dab a bit of chocolate ganache on the other. Gently press together and serve.
  *You can find my recipe for almond French Macarons here. smore french macaron cookies The chocolate ganache is really the star of these cookies. It’s rich silky texture compliments the marshmallow frosting perfectly. After all, a s’more wouldn’t be a s’more without the gooey melted chocolate! chocolate-marshmallow-macrons I just think these cookies are so beautiful! If you want to change the color at all you can simply add food coloring to the beaten egg whites portion of the French Macarons recipe. smore french macaron ghirardelli Ghirardelli baking chips are available in 10-12 oz chips bags and 4 oz bars that you can find in grocery, mass, and club stores nationwide. They have always been my first choice for baking ingredients simply because they are made with a proprietary blend of quality ingredients and melt so well. Make sure you look for them in the store next time you are in the baking aisle! Frosting recipe slightly adapted from Just a Pinch.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Comments (12)

  • Lauren Allen Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 7:28 am

    These look amazing! Anything with Ghiradelli in the name has got my vote! Can’t wait to try them!

  • Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Wow! These look so good! I love Ghiradelli! Pinning!

  • Laura Muir Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Hey! I recognize these! They look fabulous! :) YUM!

  • Jonie Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 8:18 am

    These look delicious! I love Ghiradelli chocolate too!

  • Summer Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I love smores and these look so good – Yum!

  • aimee @ like mother like daughter Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Mmm these look so delicious! (Why didnt I try one on Weds?!) I love ghiradelli chocolate so I know anything that uses it will be perfection. Yum!

  • Audra @ RealityToDreams Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Beautiful photos! Ghiradelli is so yummy, and Smores have to be one of my favorite treats!

  • Ashlee Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    LOVE ghirardelli chocolate! I have a few dozen bags at all time!

  • Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas Reply

    January 31, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    They look so pretty and yummy. You had me at s’mores. Love them.

  • Holly C. Reply

    February 4, 2014 at 10:02 am

    S’mores are one of my favorites. I know I would love these!

  • marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings Reply

    February 4, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Oh man these look amazing. I wish I could just reach into my computer and grab one! pinning

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