Chocolate-Covered Marzipan and Walnut Pralines

Delicious treats that are perfect as food gifts during the Christmas season. Marzipan and walnuts are formed into shapes, dipped in chocolate, and then topped with walnuts.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
50 pralines


  • 3 ½ (4 ounce) packages marzipan

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, divided

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 teaspoons rum

  • 2 teaspoons maraschino liqueur

  • 5 (3 ounce) bars dark chocolate, finely chopped

  • 50 walnut halves


  1. Knead marzipan with 3/4 cup powdered sugar, chopped walnuts, rum, and maraschino liqueur on a clean work surface until smooth.

  2. Sprinkle remaining powdered sugar on a clean work surface. Roll out marzipan and cut out circles, squares, or rectangles.

  3. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and set a wire rack on top.

  4. Place 3/4 of the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining dark chocolate until smooth.

  5. Stick a toothpick or metal skewer into each praline and dip into the melted chocolate, letting excess drip off. Set onto the wire rack. Allow chocolate to set a little, then place 1 walnut half on top of the chocolate.

  6. Allow chocolate to harden completely. Store pralines in airtight containers.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of dark chocolate. The actual amount of dark chocolate consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

113 Calories
7g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 28mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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