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Marzipan Candy Recipe

Marzipan Candy

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"Marzipan can be a great cover for a cake, or cut out fun shapes to decorate cakes, cookies, or eat alone. You will need a little frosting to glue the marzipan to a cookie or cake and it can make for a yummy treat. It is especially yummy on a cake with cream and a little bit of your choice of jam between the layers!"

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Directions

  1. Break the almond paste into small pieces over a medium bowl. Add 1 cup of the confectioners' sugar, and work it in with your hands until incorporated. It will be crumbly. Add another 3/4 cup of sugar, and work it in really well. Pour in the corn syrup, and work it in until evenly blended. Spread remaining sugar out on a clean work surface, and knead the dough until smooth and uniform, 3 to 5 minutes. If the dough seems too sticky, knead in more sugar. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about an hour. It should have the consistency of modeling dough.
  2. Break off small pieces of marzipan to color, kneading in color thoroughly until you arrive at the desired color. Then blend the colored pieces into larger portions of dough. Dust a work surface and rolling pin with confectioners' sugar, and roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using small cookie cutters to make candies.
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Dec 20, 2005

I've tried other marzipan recipes, but I like this one the best. It was a big hit at our Nutcracker production this year.

 
Dec 27, 2007

I made this for my dad, who said it was some of the best marzipan he has ever had. I was a bit nervous about how simple the recipe was, that it had to be missing something important, but it was really easy to make and got rave reviews from my family.

 

32 Ratings

Jan 21, 2009

This was very good. I thought it captured the almond flavor of the candy well. One note - I found that if I waited a day or two to eat the candy, it had set up better and was tastier than when I first made it.

 
Jul 29, 2009

I love chocolate covered marzipan but its sooo expensive to buy in the stores, so I am so excited to find this recipe and that it turned out so well, and this recipe is far better than the marzipan I have purchased. I am also happy that it is eggless, since my kids love to eat it as well. The only thing I changed, is that I added a teaspoon of almond extract for some extra almond-ey flavor! Thanks for a great recipe!!

 
Jun 15, 2009

My mom loved this candy, I dipped mine in a dark chocolate it came out good. She asks for it all of the time.

 
May 28, 2009

Fantastic! made it for a friend of mine and her husband and he really loves marzipan... and this was the first time I ever made it. I added a little bit of coco powder to the last step to give it more of a brown color. I made little roses out of it and decorated the top of the cake for it. the was a sour cream chocolate cake with raspberry filling... it was a great recipe he loved it!!

 
Feb 16, 2010

I will never buy premade marzipan again. This tastes so much better and you get so much more product.

 
Jul 21, 2010

My mother spent a few years in Germany in her youth, apparently doing nothing but tasting delicious deserts. Anyways, she's a self-described "marzipan snob" and usually refuses to eat it. After some basic coercion and much begging on my part, she agreed to try it...and said it was the best marzipan she's ever had. I made this in order to sculpt little bananas to top some banana-filled chocolate cupcakes I made. I brought the leftovers to my boyfriends house, and his 10 year-old brother greatly enjoyed making figures out of it. It's a great activity for kids, if your kids like playdough and you're okay with cleaning up the inevitable mess. As one might expect, it's sort of a pain to work with (mine was really sticky and I didn't want to add too much sugar for fear of grainy candy) but the texture is perfect; not to dry as lots of marzipan usually is. The corn syrup really adds a lot. Overall, there's nothing I would change, and I'll definitely be making it again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 138 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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