Thursday, May 05, 2011



Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game.

Jack Norworth, 1908

Spring arrives awash in sunshine and summer is tagging along closely behind and it is ball season! Kick off, coin toss, first service or opening day, we are all checking schedules, counting days down to this World Cup or that European League Event, this tournament or that match and our excitement mounts as the days get longer and the weather warmer. Take me out to the ball game, indeed, and as we settle in or settle down, pennant in hand, silly hat perched atop our noggin, jerseys on and team colors painted across our face, what else do we think of but…snacks!

Stand in line at the snack booth or dash back and forth to the kitchen, don’t we all crave something special, something that just screams summer ball game? Rugby or baseball, football, cricket or tennis, isn’t the whole experience better, more fun with just that perfect snack, one that reminds us of our childhood or our old college days? Popcorn, peanuts and crackerjacks or hot dogs, corn dogs and French fries, a brew, a soft drink or a good old fashioned lemonade, a ball game just isn’t a ball game without those traditional snacks! Am I right?

So whether your player is on center court, center field or on the pitch, whether you keep your eye on a small yellow ball or a large, oval pigskin, whether you root for your team from the sidelines, out under the sun, in a world class stadium or on your livingroom couch, go ahead a grab your favorite snack foods in the form of a, yup, macaron!

Put aside all of those elegant flavors, the sophistication and beauty of those little French treats and think junk food! Transform your macs into the perfect ballpark (or couch potato) snack food! Give it the old ballpark twist, salty or sweet, creamy, crispy or ice cold and here’s a Hip Hip Hooray for the old ball game….snack!

And like any good ballgame, we all have to follow the rules... or be sidelined!

1. Once you have posted your Mac Attack macarons on your blog, make sure that you mention the Mactweets Mac Attack challenge in your post and link back to the Mactweets blog. Please make sure that your Mac Attack #19 macarons are inspired by the theme!

2. Please link back to this challenge on your post.

3. Feel free to promote the Mactweets blog by proudly displaying the Mactweets badge in your Mac Attack post as well as in your sidebar! It isn't mandatory but is a nice way to get the word out!

4. Have your Ballpark Snack Macs posted on your own blog by May 25, 2011. And being just a little bit late never hurt anybody...

5. Once your post is up, simply leave the link to the post as a comment to this Mac Attack Challenge post!

The round up will be posted on or about June 1, 2011! Just in time for the Opening Game!

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  1. I have never been to a ballgame but I'm excited! Fun theme ladies :)

  2. Hey I already made the PERFECT snack macs: HOT DOGS!

    So my thinking cap is ON!!!!

  3. Love this - as you know ;D Can't wait to get started!

  4. Love this one, it's going to be great fun. x

  5. I am sports challenged but I think I have an idea....

  6. It is ages ago I have made macs here at home, After almost 2 months I made a dessert 2 days back.When I am back to my normal baking ways i sure will join in .

  7. How funny, I made cracker jack macs for a breakfast at tiffany's themed event, which led me to mac attacks via hi cookery's blog.
    I may just have to revisit them...then again I could think of something new!

  8. My Ballpark Snack Macs are up, brilliant fun with this theme, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

    Toffee Popcorn Mini Macarons

  9. I’m posting early for once! Team Spurs still has a better track record than my macaron-making attempts. But this time, our orange macs with Triple Sec choc ganache did better than them. The San Antonio Spurs (4x champs) made it to the playoffs but were unsuccesful this year in advancing to the next round in the NBA. Hope our basketball snacks will still cheer up fellow fans.

  10. Hii!
    I tried making salted caramel popcorn macarons found here:


  11. I made two kinds as I have two places to bring them this week!
    Green monster mint chocolate and strawberry pink lemonade!

  12. Mine are up. Devil Dog Damn Yankees macarons:

  13. My 1st Mac Tweets challenge. Rather excited. Here we go. Big Mac-aron Cheese Burgers. Here is the link. I hope you like!

  14. Mine is up!

    Enjoy! tqs!

  15. My macarons are up! Salted Pretzel Macarons for the ball park macarons theme. Also, three giveaways to celebrate my 3 year blogiversary :)

  16. Just posted on Le Blog some cool Coca-Cola macarons for your May theme:


  17. Mine are up - after a few attempts, peanut macarons with two types of filling and some mojio macs for good measure...

  18. Yay, I thought I wouldn't make it in time but I did :) This month, my macs didn't quite turn out the way I hoped but they still tasted good. There's popcorn, peanut butter and nutella involved :

  19. Hello! I'm afraid I couldn't participate last month on account of my dissertation, but for this month, I've made (attempted) cucumber sandwich macarons:

  20. Hi everyone!

    Mine are ready as well (hopped on the train in the last minute :)):

    Beer reduction, chocolate and salted caramel ganache, roasted peanuts or sunflower seeds macarons.

  21. Hello fellow Mac Fans,
    I really liked this month's theme and made some Burger-style Macarons.

  22. So late! Sorry, but hopefully just in the nick of time.