Making homemade marzipan candy is one of the easiest things in the world to make. Once made, the possibilities of what you’re able to craft with the pliable almond flavored candy are endless, and so much fun!
Making marzipan has been on my list of things I’ve wanted to make for years and years. Why it took me so long to make it, I’ll never know. But what I do know is now that I finally have, I’m excited to have the block of homemade marzipan wrapped and stored in my fridge to mold, sculpt, and play with whenever the whim strikes.
Making homemade marzipan takes only a handful of ingredients. One of them being almond flour/meal. These days, almond flour is super simple to find in almost every grocery store’s baking aisle. A popular brand name that most people are familiar with is Bob’s Red Mill brand. However, making almond flour/meal is equally easy to make at home by placing whole, skinless, blanched almonds in a food processor, and processing until a soft, coarse flour is achieved. For this post and recipe, I used store-bought almond flour that I already had in my pantry.
To make marzipan, place the almond flour/meal in a food processor along with an equal portion of confectioners sugar. Pulse until blended.
Add an egg white and almond extract in a small bowl. Add the egg and extract mixture to the food processor and pulse all the ingredients until the dough forms a ball.
Wrap the prepared marzipan in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until ready to color and shape. Food coloring may be kneaded into the marzipan depending on your design needs. For the carrots, orange and green were used.
Once the marzipan is made, you’re now ready to shape your carrots.
- 1½ cups almond flour/meal (homemade or store-bought)
- 1½ cups confectioners sugar
- small pinch salt
- 1½ teaspoons pure almond extract
- 1 egg white
- food processor
- plastic wrap
- orange and green food color (for making carrots)
- corn syrup for attaching pieces.
- Place the almond flour, confectioners sugar, and salt in a food processor and pulse until blended.
- Stir the egg white and almond extract together in a small bowl.
- Add the egg white mixture into the food processor and pulse until a dough ball forms.
- Remove the ball from the processor and wrap tightly in the plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate at least 3 hours, or until you're ready to color and shape.
When kneading food coloring into the marzipan, wearing disposable latex gloves will help keep the color off your hands.
Marzipan can be colored and shaped into whatever your heart desires.
Corn syrup is useful for attaching pieces of marzipan together, as in the carrots and the carrot tops.
Do you feel it? Spring is just around the corner. The recipe, and these yellow monarch wine glasses, are all the proof you need! Now I need to paint some orange ones to coordinate with the marzipan carrots. LOL
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!