Friday, 13 December 2013

Marzipan Sweets Recipe

Hello, it’s Erika from Eclectic Enchantments here.  You may or may not remember me from when I last wrote a guest post for Mellissa.  I hope you don’t mind me sharing a little something with you today! 

Christmas is such a busy time of year and sometimes I think it is so hard to cram everything in.  I am a big believer in giving and one of the things I really enjoy giving over the holiday is home made sweets.  I know what you are thinking, ‘who has time for that?’  Everyone, especially if you make my Marzipan Sweets.

I remember years ago, that my Nan would always have marzipan sweets, they looked like little tiny fruit.  It sparked an idea in me when I was trying to come up with some ideas for sweets to give as gifts.  Could I make my own?  At first I tried to make the fruit and long story short, it was a disaster.  Modelling the fruit was fine, but then you have to colour them and it got very messy in my kitchen!  Surely there is an easier way?

Ingredients:

1 x block of marzipan (check the cooking aisle in the supermarket)
1 x bar of dark chocolate
1 x bar of white chocolate
1 x bar of milk chocolate
Cocoa powder

What you need to do:

  • Chop the marzipan block up into little squares.  They need to be big enough to grab with your fingers.
  • Take a saucepan and boil some water.
  • Break up one of the bars of chocolate and place it into a pyrex dish.  The dish needs to be just the right size to sit on top of the saucepan.
  • Once the water has boiled, pop the bowl with the chocolate over it and ensure that no water is touching the bottom of the pan.  Be careful to not get any water in the bowl either, as this will make your chocolate seize.
  • Slowly stir the chocolate as it melts.

Now for the fun bit.

  • Take on of your chunks of marzipan and dip it into the chocolate.  You can go half in, all in or just the edge, it is entirely up to you.  
  • Place the chocolate covered marzipan onto some greaseproof paper and continue to repeat the process with the rest of the chocolate.
  • Once you are out of chocolate, repeat the steps to melt it with one of your other bars.
  • You can then really have fun and cover half in dark, half in white or drizzle different colours over.  
  • Roll up some marzipan into a ball and dip them into the chocolate and then coat with cocoa powder.
  • Add grated chocolate, hundred and thousands, whatever your heart desires.
  • Leave to cool



There you have it, marzipan sweets.  Really simple and straightforward, but they look so effective once you have finished.  

I hope you have enjoyed my little recipe, thank you for reading and to Mellissa for hosting my guest post! 

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45 comments

  1. This really quick and easy to do...I think I will have a go at Christmas with my niece and nephew!

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    1. The don't take very long at all and I imagine will be great fun to do with children!

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  2. Wow that looks so good! I love marizpan as well! Ahh I really want this now - might try to bribe my mum into making this as I don't have much time at the moment! Eek! Lovely blog by the way! :)

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    1. I hope you managed to get your marzipan fix! These are really tasty, I love marzipan!

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  3. If it wasnt for the fact I detest Marzipan, these would be fab x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. Oh no!! You could do them with something else as an alternative, anything would work I think, maybe for a twist on the recipe you could try lollipops dipped in chocolate?

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  4. Not a marzipan fan but they do look very good .x

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  5. It seems marzipan is a little like marmite, love it or hate it. I'm glad you like the look of them :)

    Thank you for commenting!

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    1. Ha, ha. I was like that in the shop last night.

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  7. I'm not a huge fan of marzipan but these look yummy!

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    1. They are really delicious. If you don't like marzipan that much, you can always make smaller chunks!

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  8. I haven't liked marzipan since getting a smacked bottom from my grandma when I was 5; I picked all the icing off of a cake she'd recently made for a wedding, so I could get to the marzipan underneath and eat it!
    I reckon my kids would love to make these for gifts though so I'll add the link to my Christmas excel book for next year :)

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    1. Oh dear lol. Loving your story. Yes I bet your kids will love making them

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    2. What a fantastic story. I hope you enjoy making them next year!

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  9. Oh yummmmmy! I LOVE marzipan and it always always reminds me of christmas :) x

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    1. Thanks for commenting Keri-Anne, it always reminds me of Christmas too!

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  10. I love marzipan - these sweets look like a great idea!

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    1. Thanks Laura, they are so simple to make.

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  11. Yummy! Maripans is always nice but even more so at Christmas x

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    1. Marzipan is really very festive isn't it?
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    1. Let me know how you get on Fritha! Thanks for commenting!

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  13. I really can't stand marzipan but I do remember making little marzipan sweets as gifts as a child. It was great fun and guaranteed that I wouldn't eat any of the finished product before it was given away!

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    1. So it was the perfect sweet treat for you to make!

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  14. I LOVE marzipan and literally eat it out of the packet - and yum with chocolate. Thank you for sharing what a lovely idea.

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    1. I love marzipan myself, you should try making these ;)

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    2. I like to just eat it as well. I have to be good today when I make them though, or else no one will have any Christmas sweets from me this year!

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  15. Sounds yummy - lovely easy recipe to make with the kids and with nursery holidays looming we'll have plenty of time for things like this! #recipeoftheweek

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    1. I can only imagine how much fun this would be to do with kids! I hope you have a go and enjoy!

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  16. Wow these look amazing, do link up to #tastytuesdays too if you fancy http://honestmum.com/tasty-tuesdays-christmas-chocolate-cake/

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    1. Thanks I will have a look now :)

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    2. Thank you!! Finally able to link up (albeit via Mellissa) to one of your fab linkies!

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  17. Oh, I love marzipan! Will be trying these :) #TastyTuesdays

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    1. Let me know how they come out Sara! It will be great to see someone else's efforts!

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  18. These look wonderful, thanks for linking up!

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  19. Are you on twitter, can't find you-I'm @honestmummy. Send me a tweet if you are, so I can plug your post! Thanks

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  20. I adore Marzipan, I might have to try these out!

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  21. These look great - nice and simple and I loooove marzipan. Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek. Have Pinned and tweeted this post and there's a fresh linky live now :)

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  22. Thanks! Always for sharing these yummy recipes. I think this is a great recipe in this year. I made this the day you posted it and it smells fantastic and it tastes also.

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    1. Thanks Helena, always good to get some positive feedback from someone who had made these :)

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