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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Servings:
16
Yield:
1 pound marzipan

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces almond paste

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ cup corn syrup

  • 3 drops any color food coloring

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
4g Fat
26g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 1g
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 45mg 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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