Chocolate Covered Marzipan

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Chocolate covered marzipan is the happy byproduct of clearing out my cupboards, and I'm pleased to report that it is deliciously decadent and couldn't be easier to make - we all love it!

Chocolate covered marzipan is usually something you think of as coming in a commercially packaged box of chocolates. But when I found myself with both marzipan and chocolate going spare, I decided to turn them into a quick fix treat.

You might wonder why you'd want to make these easy treats at home, when buying them from the shops would be so much more convenient. But the honest truth is that homemade chocolate covered marzipan tastes so much better! And really, it's not very much effort to make, at all.

The key to making the best tasting chocolate covered marzipan is choosing high quality ingredients. I use marzipan containing 63% almonds, which makes all the difference - each bite is full of nutty almond flavour. And of course, choose your favourite chocolate to cover the marzipan with - as usual, my preference is 70% cocoa dark chocolate. If you're feeling fancy, you can top them with some drizzled white chocolate or crushed almonds.

We love homemade chocolate covered marzipan so much that I will now specially purchase the marzipan and chocolate to make it! As you can probably imagine, this doesn't last long in our house, but if you needed to make chocolate covered marzipan in advance, it will keep for a couple of weeks in the fridge in a sealed container.


Here's what you'll need to make this chocolate covered marzipan:
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200g marzipan (with a high almond content)
50g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
10g white chocolate (optional)

And here's what you'll need to do:

  • Break the dark chocolate into small pieces, and melt it gently in a small bowl in a pan of barely simmering water. Set it aside to cool slightly.
  • Cut the marzipan into 10 roughly equal chunks.
  • Shape each chunk into a ball, and place it on a small tray lined with a sheet of baking parchment.
  • Dunk the marzipan ball into the bowl of melted chocolate, coating each one completely.
  • Using a teaspoon and fork, gently lift each one out, draining off the excess chocolate, and place it on the parchment.
  • When all the marzipan has been coated in chocolate, pop the tray into the fridge until the chocolate sets.
  • Gently melt the white chocolate, and using a teaspoon, drizzle it over the set chocolate.
  • Chill again briefly to set the white chocolate.
  • Serve and enjoy - the easiest homemade sweet!

Chocolate Covered Marzipan

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Chocolate Covered Marzipan

These chocolate covered marzipan bites are such a luxurious treat yet so simple to make.

Prep Time: 15 minutes plus time to set
Yield: 10
Course: Sweet, Chocolate, Snack
Cuisine: Modern European
Tags: Chocolate, Treat

Ingredients

200g marzipan (with a high almond content)
50g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
10g white chocolate (optional)

Method

  1. Break the dark chocolate into small pieces, and melt it gently in a small bowl in a pan of barely simmering water. Set it aside to cool slightly.
  2. Cut the marzipan into 10 roughly equal chunks.
  3. Shape each chunk into a ball, and place it on a small tray lined with a sheet of baking parchment.
  4. Dunk the marzipan ball into the bowl of melted chocolate, coating each one completely.
  5. Using a teaspoon and fork, gently lift each one out, draining off the excess chocolate, and place it on the parchment.
  6. When all the marzipan has been coated in chocolate, pop the tray into the fridge until the chocolate sets.
  7. Gently melt the white chocolate, and using a teaspoon, drizzle it over the set chocolate.
  8. Chill again briefly to set the white chocolate.
  9. Serve and enjoy - the easiest homemade sweet!

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