Cook With Manali's Halloween Donut Macarons

French "Donut" Macarons filled with Pumpkin Butter and decorated with Spooky Sprinkles! Perfect for Halloween party!
Servings: 25 donut macarons
Calories: 78 kcal
Author: Manali


Macaron shells

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1.5 cups confectioners sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • 3 egg whites, at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar


  • ½ cup pumpkin butter


  • ¾ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • black food color
  • orange food color
  • purple food color
  • spooky sprinkles, for decorating


Make the macaron

  1. In a bowl sift together almond meal and confectioners sugar thrice, this will ensure that macarons have smooth top.
  2. Separate eggs whites [they are best separated when cold] and keep them at room temperature for an hour before you start working on them. This recipe works only with room temperature egg whites.
  3. Start beating the egg whites at high speed using the wire whisk attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer When it begins to foam, add cream of tartar.
  4. Keep beating till it reaches a shaving foam like consistency and then add the granulated sugar.
  5. Beat more till the egg whites develop stiff peaks and are shiny.
  6. Fold the almond meal – powdered sugar mixture into the egg whites using a spatula. Don’t add the entire thing in one go, do it in 2-3 parts.

  7. As you start mixing, the batter will be tough at first but will loosen up as you proceed. Do not undermix and do not overmix either.
  8. The batter should not be runny but should still fall down from the spatula in a blob.
  9. Transfer batter to pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 inch round tip. Pipe the batter onto the sheet/mat making small blobs around an inch big.
  10. After you have piped all the macarons, let them sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes, do not bake them immediately.
  11. After 30 minutes, preheat your oven to 300 F degrees. Bake at 300 F degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  12. While the macarons are baking, make the glaze by mixing together confectioners sugar and water.
  13. Divide the glaze into 4 parts and color 3 parts with orange, purple and black food color.

Completing the donut macaron

  1. Once the macarons have baked, take them out of the oven and let them cool completely. Don't try to remove them before they have cooled down.
  2. Once the shells have cooled down, take one of the base and pipe little pumpkin butter in the center.
  3. Now take the donut ring, and apply glaze over it. Decorate it with spooky sprinkles.
  4. Put the donut ring over the base to form "donut macarons".
  5. Decorate all donut macarons in whatever way you like.
Nutrition Facts
Halloween Donut Macarons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.