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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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

137.8 calories; 1.3 g protein; 25.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 4.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
I've tried other marzipan recipes but I like this one the best. It was a big hit at our Nutcracker production this year. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
I've tried other marzipan recipes but I like this one the best. It was a big hit at our Nutcracker production this year. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
I've tried other marzipan recipes but I like this one the best. It was a big hit at our Nutcracker production this year. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2009
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
My mom loved this candy I dipped mine in a dark chocolate it came out good. She asks for it all of the time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2009
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
I will never buy premade marzipan again. This tastes so much better and you get so much more product. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2009
Wonderful! I just made it for cake decorations for a birthday cake for my Dad and it turned out beautifully. I molded small marzipan oranges and they look soo cute. Plus it tastes awesome. I never like marzipan when I was a kid but this recipe is delicious. I used a pastry blender to break up the almond paste and combine it with the sugar. Read More
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