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Apr 19, 2011 01:22 PM

macarons with splenda???

I would like to make some macarons without sugar. I was hoping someone had a splenda macaron recipe. I have also never made macarons so any suggestions/tips would be great. I was thinking of also using ground almonds in the recipe......

I would like to use the egg yolks to make a tart lemon filling for the macarons, any recipes for this also? Thanks chowhounds!

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    1. I don't think it would work with splenda.

      1. Macarons are notoriously finicky cookies and their light chewy texture is created by the reactions between sugar and the protein in the egg white. Even in recipes with sugar it is very hard to master the technique (too little/much of any ingredient will cause the cookie to crack or deflate or be too dry). Because splenda is chemically different from sugar it will be very hard (if not impossible) to get the recipe to work.

        1. With lycheefloat about maybe impossible.
          Sugar is a modified liquid,it melts,pretty important in macaroons.A property that Splenda lacks.
          Not knowing your reasons for Splenda,diet,calories or excess to use.Perhaps an alternative zero calorie sweetener would work better.

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          1. re: lcool

            thanks all for your responses. I didn't bother making them with splenda, I too can't see how they could possible turn out!! Good eating!!