Marzipan chocolates

Marzipan chocolates

Roll homemade almond paste into balls and coat in chocolate to make an impressive but easy gift. Kids will enjoy experimenting to make the recipe their own
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  • Serves: 16 persons



  1. Step 1

    Pulse the ground almonds and icing sugar together in a small food processor until combined and lump-free, then tip into a bowl. Or, mix in a bowl by rubbing together with your fingers. Stir in the almond extract, then add cold water, 1 tsp at a time, kneading in between each addition until the mixture comes together into a mostly firm dough.
  2. Step 2

    Roll the marzipan into 16 small balls that are about 15g each, then put on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Chill for 1 hr until firm.
  3. Step 3

    Melt the chocolate in 30-second bursts in a microwave, stirring until smooth. Or, do this in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, ensuring the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Using a fork, lower one marzipan ball at a time into the chocolate and roll it around to coat. Lift out, letting any excess drip back into the bowl. Return to the tray and decorate with a flaked almond. Repeat with the rest of the balls, then chill until set. Will keep chilled in an airtight container for five days.