Glazed Donuts with Macaron Sprinkles


Glazed Donuts with Macaron Sprinkles

Okay, so I know it’s basically sacrilege to cut macarons up into tiny pieces. One of the best parts about macs is their cute little shape, right?

But I HAD to do it.

It involves donuts. So I think it’s probably okay, in this case.

Here’s the story…I’ve been thinking about some fun ideas for donut toppings lately, similar to my unusual ice cream toppings post from a while back (fancy licorice anyone?). And the first thing that came to my mind was macarons!


I bought some pre-made donuts and then added my own homemade glaze (my father-in-law’s recipe, which is the same as the donut pumpkin seeds recipe). Powdered sugar, a splash of cream, and a tiny bit of vanilla. I added food coloring this time as well, just for fun. Once you have the glaze mixed up, set it aside and cut up your macarons into tiny pieces with a sharp knife.

Macaron Sprinkles

I went back and forth on whether I wanted to remove the filling from each one first. Verdict is still out. I did both….when you remove the center filling, it’s less messy and probably looks prettier. But when you keep the filling it’s that much more delicious. So it’s a toss up. You may even need a pros and cons list for this one, to decide.

Anyway, once the macarons are cut, pour the glaze onto each donut and then sprinkle with the cut up pieces of macarons.

Time to eat!

These are so, so good. I hope you’ll give ’em a whirl.

Glazed Donuts with Macaron Sprinkles

Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give these macaron topped donuts a try?

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20 comments | Click here to reply

I love this, and it’s pretty too!

Michelle @ Hey Love Designs | November 11th, 2014 at 9:33 am

Thanks Michelle!

Brittni | November 11th, 2014 at 9:40 am

This makes me soo happy! I wonder how macarons would taste as a cheesecake crust?? I need to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

ICLAL | Passion & Paranoia | November 11th, 2014 at 9:42 am

Oh wow! Cheesecake crust? That sounds like an awesome idea!

Brittni | November 11th, 2014 at 9:46 am

Hot damn! How many things can we cover in macaron bits?
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Charlotte @ Drop Dead Bread | November 11th, 2014 at 9:48 am

Haha. Right, Charlotte? It’s a fun one.

Brittni | November 11th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Nothing is illegal or out of bounds when it involves doughnuts!!
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Jessica Rose | November 11th, 2014 at 10:18 am

Couldn’t agree more, Jessica. Good call!

Brittni | November 11th, 2014 at 10:20 am

These look amazing!
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chelsea jacobs | November 11th, 2014 at 10:22 am

Thanks Chelsea.

Brittni | November 11th, 2014 at 10:40 am

These look amazing! I always leave your blog hungry 😉

x Sarah
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Sarah | November 11th, 2014 at 10:52 am

Thanks Sarah!

Brittni | November 11th, 2014 at 11:00 am

Holy cannoli!!! This may be my favorite donut idea of yours yet!! SO GOOD.
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | November 11th, 2014 at 11:36 am

Haha. Aw, thanks Kel. Loved your cactus wall art DIY, by the way!

Brittni | November 11th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Oh my yum! These are too adorable and the colors are so pretty!
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Justine @prettyinpistachio | November 13th, 2014 at 8:25 am

Thanks Justine.

Brittni | November 13th, 2014 at 11:10 am

These are so cute. It would be a great way to make the most of any cracked macarons too
Love them x
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Having made Macarons from scratch (which often ends up being a 6+ hour process) …yes. This is sacrilege. No, donuts don’t excuse it. I guess it’s ok for you since you bought all of this but I saw this on Pinterest and had to come here to find out what the hell was going on because I actually cried when I saw that you cut up a bunch of macarons like that!! Why would you do that?!?! There are other things you can top doughnuts with!! And this is all over pinterest which means the macaron slaughter has only just begun. French pastry chefs everywhere are losing their wings and falling to their painful, almond flour and red food coloring-filled deaths.

Ali | January 26th, 2015 at 12:31 pm
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