Homemade Marzipan Candies Dipped in Chocolate

Homemade Marzipan Candies Dipped in Chocolate

I've always wanted to make my own marzipan. I really love the taste of marzipan, is one of my favorite, especially combined with dark chocolate.


Finally I was able to make it at home and I will definitely make them again. It does take a little time but worth all the effort if you are a marzipan lover.


These marzipan candies dipped in chocolate are perfect for holiday or family tables, or can be given as small presents to your guests.

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  • Makes about 20-22 candies
  • 2 cups (230 g) raw blanched slivered almonds
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Chocolate for dipping
  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 100 g white chocolate
  1. In a food processor combine the almonds with granulated sugar until well mixed. 
  2. Put the mixture into a bowl.  Beat the egg white with a fork, pour over almond mixture and stir well. Add lemon juice, almond extract and powdered sugar gradually. Combine well until smooth and it forms a stiff paste. wrap the marzipan in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. 
  3. Create the shapes you like from the marzipan and refrigerate until you prepare the chocolate. Melt the dark chocolate over bain-marie stirring constantly. Remove from heat and start dipping the marzipan shapes. Place them on parchment paper until chocolate is set. 
  4. Melt the white chocolate over bain-marie, remove from heat and decorate some of the marzipan candies. For tempering the chocolate before coating read here Let the chocolate set and they are ready to serve. Refrigerate the rest. Enjoy!
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Nutrition facts 1 Candy - Calories:173, Fat:9.1 g, Saturated Fat:3.6 g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:20.7 g, Sugar:18.1 g, Fiber:1.5 g, Protein:3.1 g, Cholesterol:4 mg, Calories from Fat 82, Sodium 16 mg, Vitamin A 0%, Calcium 5%, Vitamin C 1%, Iron 3%, Nutrition Grade C, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On August 23, 2011 at 06:32 pm, mike @ the culinary lens said...
I like marzipan but love it dipped in dark chocolate
On August 23, 2011 at 08:58 pm, Miss Adriennely said...
Ive never tried marzipans before! Now I feel like making these to find out what they taste like!
On August 23, 2011 at 09:11 pm, Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts said...
Yum! Had marzipan for the first time this spring, so good! I can only imagine how it is dipped in chocolate!
On August 23, 2011 at 11:37 pm, Tiffany said...
Beautiful photos! I bet they are just as delicious!
On August 24, 2011 at 07:30 am, Claudie said...
I love marzipan, but had never tried to make the chocolate dipped one at home -- it's something I should definitely try.
On February 19, 2017 at 11:55 am, Nicholas said...
This looks like the best one
On December 18, 2017 at 09:07 am, Sue Neal said...
Hi, I made 30 chocolate coated marzipan chocolates for my husband as an extra Christmas present. They turned out fabulous and, I used 69% dark chocolate with orange bits which gave them added flavour. I am unable to attach a photo, but the recipe was so simple. I will defiantly use it again and try some different flavours to add to the marzipan, as it's not just for Christmas

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