Who knew incorporating a breakfast cereal into a macaron could work so well? Yes, Fruity Pebbles Macarons exist and they are everything we (didn't) dream about.
Late yesterday afternoon our weekend editor Ashley Khawsy, who moonlights as a baker under the moniker SmashBakes, stopped by the Foodbeast office to show off her new line of goodies to our team. For those that follow the site, you might recall Ashley is the same genius who concocted a nostalgia-approved Reptar Bar a few months back, a treat that had the bar's iconic image from Nickelodeon Rugrats down to the wrapper and even left your tongue green.
In her most recent triumph, Ashley humbly introduced her new range of products, spouting things like "These here are Banana Nutella macarons... and those are Cosmo Cookies, and these are Fruity Pebbles macarons--" and we stopped her there. We took the box, and as an office full of food media-obsessed individuals would do, we took the micro macarons out and began snapping photos to share with our soon-to-be-jealous friends:
After our 20-minute paparazzi session with our new Fruity Pebble Macaron friends, we all dove in to give these things a proper mouth trial. The flavors were balanced, plenty of Fruity Pebbles to get a beautiful pattern going throughout, as well as an awesome texture with every bite. Yet the brilliant thing about the macarons were their ability to stay 100% true to the Fruity Pebble flavor. This was also evident in the Banana Nutella flavor, which felt like eating two heavenly pieces of crispy banana held together with a creamy layer of Nutella.
Props to Ashley for dropping off the magic. If you want to get your hands on some of these next-level desserts, contact her at Smashbakes.