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Mazapan Buttercream for Macarons (Mexican Peanut Candy)

Delicious Mazapan Buttercream for Macarons

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Fills 12-15 macarons 1x


  • 2oz (56g) Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 3 oz (85g) Powdered Sugar
  • 2 oz Mazapan (Mexican Peanut Candy)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • Heavy Cream or Milk (OPTIONAL if too thick. Start with 1 tsp and work your way up)

Supplies Needed:

Food scale
Kitchen Aid Mixer or Hand Held Mixer
Measuring Spoons


  1. Make your favorite macaron recipe.
  2. Lightly sprinkle the mazapan crumbles on the top of the shells.
  3. Bake the macarons shells.
  4. Beat the butter in the kitchen aid mixer or hand held mixer until it is light and fluffy.
  5. Add mazapan and mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Slowly add powdered sugar until fully mixed.
  7. Add Vanilla until fully mixed.
  8. Add Heavy Cream or Milk if the buttercream is too thick.
  9. Fit a piping bag with a 2A piping tip or 4B piping tip.
  10. Fill the macarons.
  11. Top off with the other shell and twist.
  12. Let them mature for 24 hours by placing them in the freezer. 
  13. Enjoy!
  • Author: Diana Yvette
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Macarons
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: mazapan buttercream for macarons