Marzipan Candy

Marzipan Candy

21 Reviews 4 Pics
Recipe by  DARLING975

“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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Original recipe yields 1 pound marzipan



  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.

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I've tried other marzipan recipes, but I like this one the best. It was a big hit at our Nutcracker production this year.



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.



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.

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 138 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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