Sunday, May 6, 2012

Chocolate Covered Marzipan! (Homemade!)

Tonight I made homemade Marzipan covered with Semisweet Chocolate!

All I did was put raw almonds in my Vitaprep (Vitamix) and blended until powdery.  Then I added some granulated sugar and powdered sugar,  and tiny a bit of almond extract and water to taste and proper consistency.  I melted some semisweet chocolate chips and rolled the chilled marzipan balls in it. Flash it in the freezer for a few minutes and it's done!

(When you don't blanch the almonds, this is what it looks like!  But blanching the almonds first will give you the traditional white colored marzipan.)

I can't wait to experiment with this more! I remember making this years ago, but now I have so many fun ideas to try with it- like adding natural colors, or shaping it into leaves or other little designs for topping cakes!

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