Macarons have been produced in the Venetian monasteries since the 8th century A.D. If you didn't know, a macaron is a sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring. The name is derived from the Italian word macarone, maccarone or maccherone, the meringue. Macarons can be found in a wide variety of flavors and colors. Flavors include mint chocolate chip, peanut butter and jelly, snickers, peach champagne, raspberry, chocolate, pistachio, candy corn, salted pretze, maple baconl, chocolate peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, strawberry cheesecake, candy cane, cinnamon, pumpkin, and others. There are two main methods to making a macaron - the "French" method and the "Italian" method. In the French method, egg whites are whisked until a stiff-peaked meringue forms. The Italian method involves whisking the egg whites with a hot sugar syrup to form a meringue. Pick your favorite flavor and color, grab a freshly baked macaron and relax with this food themed jigsaw puzzle. Have fun!