How to make marzipan potatoes – recipe for the German Christmas classic

How to make marzipan potatoes – recipe for the German Christmas classic

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The sweet classic, without which one can hardly imagine the Advent season in Germany, are marzipan potatoes. Of course, they taste best when they are homemade. Here I show you how to make the most delicious marzipan potatoes yourself. They have a nutty-sweet flavor, delicate aroma and are very easy to make. Beautifully packaged, the marzipan balls are also a nice Christmas gift from the kitchen. A detailed marzipan potatoes recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions can be found here at the bottom.

Make marzipan potatoes yourself instead of buying them

You can easily make the most delicious marzipan potatoes at home with just three ingredients. They taste much better than those from the supermarket. You determine the quality of the ingredients you use for the recipe, and you can use good quality marzipan raw paste with a high almond content and less sugar. Also the sweetness of the homemade marzipan potatoes can be adjusted to taste. Moreover, you can spice up the small balls with different flavors by adding any gingerbread spice or alcohol to the marzipan mass, among others.

DIY Christmas gift from the kitchen

The secret of the best marzipan potatoes

Marzipan is, after all, the main ingredient in these sweet balls. Thus, it is the most important ingredient and accordingly determines the taste of marzipan potatoes. That’s why you should use good quality raw marzipan paste with high almond content and little sugar for the recipe. The higher the quality of the marzipan raw paste, the tastier the homemade marzipan potatoes will be.

Experiment with flavors

You can give the homemade marzipan potatoes an individual flavor. You can’t have Christmas treats without cinnamon? Then add some cinnamon to the marzipan mass. You can also experiment with other spices, such as nutmeg. Add some lemon or orange zest to give the sweet balls a slightly refreshing taste. You can make the homemade marzipan potatoes even more aromatic with rum, amaretto or kirsch. Simply mix a small amount of alcohol into the marzipan mass. Add a little rose water to give your marzipan potatoes a special touch.

So, with that you can refine your marzipan balls:

  • vanilla,
  • cinnamon or other gingerbread spices,
  • lemon or orange zest,
  • rum, amaretto, kirsch,
  • rose water.

Making marzipan balls

Pretty packaging and gifting

You are guaranteed to please every marzipan lover when you give them marzipan potatoes for Christmas. And because the little balls are homemade, the recipient will be doubly pleased. Because homemade not only tastes much better, but also comes from the heart. Maybe you already have an idea how to package the sweets nicely as a Christmas gift. By the way, the marzipan potatoes are even ideal as a last-minute gift, because you can make them yourself in no time and with very few ingredients.

These homemade marzipan potatoes are

  • nutty,
  • tender,
  • vegan,
  • not too sweet,
  • aromatic,
  • incredibly delicious,
  • easy and quick to make yourself with 3 main ingredients,
  • ideal snack for the Advent season,
  • perfect to give as a gift.

Marzipan potatoes recipe

Marzipan potatoes recipe

The marzipan potatoes recipe is very easy, quick and requires only three ingredients. In about 10 minutes you have already conjured up the sweet balls on the dining table. The exact quantities and step-by-step instructions, according to which you can make marzipan potatoes yourself, you will find here below in the box recipe.

For the marzipan potatoes recipe you need

  • mainly marzipan raw paste
  • powdered sugar
  • and cocoa powder.

To make marzipan balls, you just have to knead marzipan raw paste with powdered sugar, form balls and roll them in cocoa powder. That’s it!

How to make marzipan potatoes: tips and tricks

  • Use good quality marzipan raw paste for the marzipan potatoes recipe.
  • You can refine the sweet balls with cinnamon, lemon zest, rum, etc. (see my notes for it here above).
  • You can adjust the amount of powdered sugar to taste. If you add liquid, such as rum or rose water, to the marzipan mixture, you may need more powdered sugar to keep the mixture from being too sticky.
  • You can also roll the marzipan balls in cocoa powder mixed with cinnamon.
  • Store the marzipan potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

How to make marzipan potatoes

Did you make marzipan potatoes using this recipe? I look forward to your result, your star rating and your comment here below, how you have succeeded and tasted the little balls.

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How to make marzipan potatoes – recipe for the German Christmas classic

Marzipan potatoes recipe

The sweet classic, without which one can hardly imagine the Advent season in Germany, are marzipan potatoes. Of course, they taste best when they are homemade. According to this recipe, you can make the most delicious marzipan potatoes yourself. They have a nutty-sweet flavor, delicate aroma and are very easy to make. Beautifully packaged, the marzipan balls are also a nice Christmas gift from the kitchen.
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Servings 20 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g marzipan raw paste
  • 20 g powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • vanilla paste (alternative)
  • powdered sugar for the work surface

Instructions
 

  • Sift powdered sugar and knead it with marzipan raw paste and vanilla.
  • Form 20 approx. Ø 1.5 - 2 cm balls from the marzipan mixture, rolling your hands in powdered sugar beforehand if necessary.
  • Roll the marzipan balls in cocoa powder, then put them one after the other into a sieve and sieve off the excess cocoa powder. Then roll each ball with your hands so that it gets a lighter color.

Notes

  • Use good quality marzipan raw paste.
  • You can refine the sweet balls with cinnamon, lemon zest, rum, etc (see my notes for this here above).
  • You can adjust the amount of powdered sugar to taste. If liquid, like rum, is added to the marzipan mixture, you may need more powdered sugar to keep the mixture from being too sticky.
  • You can also roll the marzipan balls in cocoa powder mixed with cinnamon.
  • Note the detailed tips and tricks for making marzipan potatoes at the top of the post.

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