Are you following the Olympic Games in Rio? Today’s Day 11 and though I personally haven’t watched any sports on TV, the Olympics highlights are everywhere in the news and social media. So many talented athletes making the best of their practices and having their dreams come through. I can only imagine how amazing atmosphere there must be at the games right now! I find the energy of the athletes super inspiring and I’m wishing best of luck for everyone competing, their coaches and families and the hosts of the competition.
My Olympics inspired macarons aren’t specially shaped or coloured but they have a Olympic Games logo inspired decoration on top consisting of blue, yellow, black, green, and red ring on a white field. I made the rings from candy bracelet pieces painting them by using edible markers.
The filling of these macarons is a energy punch containing thick oats, a raisin, half of a salted peanut and sweet Lotus biscuit flavoured white chocolate ganache. Almost like a bite of a granola bar with sweet coating. 😀
To note why I used decorating icing and added the rings on top only after baking – I did test baking the candies but the oven temperature was too high to keep them intact. Generally baking sprinkles on macaron shells is fine but larger candies tend to melt faster and can turn up quite messy when baked. You can also use royal icing for attaching the rings on top or make a simple edible glue using confectioners sugar (powdered/icing sugar) mixed with drop of lemon juice.