Whether you like its texture, versatility, or sweet almond flavour best, it’s hard to deny that marzipan is an absolutely delicious treat! We’ve certainly purchased some delicious marzipan before that we very much enjoyed, but we’re also the kind of enthusiastic DIY lovers that always feel more accomplished when we’ve made something ourselves, no matter what it is. Marzipan is no exception to that! We’ve already got some experience making a number of things from smooth, well flavoured marzipan, but we’re still always on the lookout for new things we’ve never tried before because we love learning new ways to enjoy our favourite treats.
Do you love marzipan just about as much as we do, if not more, so you’re also open to the idea of learning how to make new marzipan based treats? Check out these 15 super awesome ideas, recipes, and tutorials that we came across in our search!
1. Easy homemade marzipan and almond paste
Have you actually never made marzipan before but you know that you really love eating it and it’s something you’d absolutely learn and master so you can make the same kinds of beautiful things you’ve seen in stores and bakeries, only at home? Then we’d suggest taking a look at Daring Gourmet as the place to start!
2. Delicate marzipan vegetables
Are you quite skilled at the base marzipan already and now you’re just hoping to learn more about making shapes and perfecting the details of the decorative marzipan things you want to make? Then it sounds like you’re in need of a straight forward tutorial that will help you master some shape making basics. That’s precisely what Thirsty For Tea offers you in the process of teaching you how to make a range of adorable little marzipan vegetables. They even show you how to get your colours right!
3. Vegan marzipan truffles
Besides loving marzipan based treats, are you also a huge lover of truffles of all kinds? Well, particularly if you like to have a few recipes up your sleeve that are friendly to all of your friends’ dietary restrictions? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a better look at how this recipe from Lazy Cat Kitchen outlines the process for making vegan marzipan truffles that are covered in melted dark chocolate and sprinkled with a crushed almond topping.
4. Homemade almond joy
Are you actually such a huge fan of almonds and all things almond flavoured that you’re always snacking on different almond treats, and that’s made you a huge lover of the almond joy bars you can buy in stores? Well, as a DIY lover, we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Smitten Kitchen teaches you step by step how to make your very own homemade version!
5. Marzipan orchard fruit
Did we really catch your attention when we started discussing the details and fun shapes that go into making marzipan fruit, but you’ve also been hoping for a chance to practice sugar painted details in order to make the pretty things you make look even more lovely and real? Then we’d absolutely encourage you to give these beautifully handmade and painted marzipan orchard fruits some consideration! Get the full details for making them happen on Hilah Cooking.
6. Clean eating marzipan Valentine’s Candies
Are you already thinking about the homemade Valentine’s Day candies you want to make because, even though it’s still a while out, it’s your favourite holiday of the year? Well, especially if you’ve been trying to eat clean lately but still want to treat yourself, then we think you’ll really get a kick out of these delicious clean eating marzipan Valentine’s Day candies outlined in simple detail on The Gracious Pantry.
7. Honey marzipan
Although you do love the regular taste of classic marzipan like you’re used to, are you always open to putting new twists on your favourite things? Well, if you’re also a person who loves the natural sweetness of honey then we have a sneaking suspicion you’re going to get a lot of enjoyment out of this perfectly textured and flavoured honey marzipan recipe outlined in nice, clear steps on Masala Herb.
8. Pretty marzipan roses
Are you actually still thinking about how much you’d like to learn more about colouring and moulding your marzipan into all kinds of beautiful shapes but you’re looking for something a little more delicate and with more steps or pieces than the fruits and veggies that you’ve seen so far? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give these lovely marzipan roses outlined step by simple step on The Cookie Shop a try!
9. Marzipan made without refined sugar
Have you actually been avoiding making yourself your very favourite treats lately because you’ve been trying to eat cleaner and more healthy consciously? Well, believe it or not, that doesn’t actually have to mean that you can’t make yourself some delicious marzipan to enjoy however you please! We’d suggest trying out this recipe from Nordic Food & Living that’s made without refined sugar.
10. Chocolate dusted marzipan
Did you almost feel settled on the idea of making marzipan truffles but you’re just not sure that you need to make them with the special vegan you saw in the previous recipe? Maybe you’d just prefer a slightly less rich version because you find melted dark chocolate a little overpowering sometimes. Either way, we think you might get along a little better with something like these chocolate dusted marzipan bars featured nice and clearly on Daring Gourmet.
11. Homemade marzipan Easter eggs
Are you still feeling intrigued by the idea of making something detailed and decorative but you’d like it to be a whole treat in itself and not just something you’d add to another kind of dessert? Well, Easter might not be here for a little while now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bookmark an idea for when it comes! Check out the way Veena Azmanov made these lovely little floral Easter eggs from marzipan.
12. Pistachio marzipan
If you’ve never tried flavoured marzipan before (besides the classic, plain almond, of course) then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something very delicious indeed! We’d suggest making that situation right immediately by giving this pistachio marzipan recipe featured in detail on Little Sugar Snaps a try! The difference is subtle but wonderful.
13. Marzipan Olaf cookies
Do you actually already have a little bit of practice moulding shapes and things from marzipan with a little more detail and care, so you’re not feeling very intimidated by the idea of a challenge? Well, if your kids love the movie Frozen even half as much as ours do then we think you simply must take a look at how Disney Family teaches you to make these adorable Olaf cookies!
14. Chocolate marzipan squares
Are you still really thinking about how much you like the idea of a simple marzipan dessert with chocolate involved in some way but things like shape moulding just aren’t in your wheelhouse and you’d rather do something easier? In that case, we’re convinced that something like this recipe from Veena Azmanov would be better for you! Check out their page to learn more about how these chocolate marzipan squares were made.
15. Marzipan chocolate chip cookies
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making marzipan based cookies but you’re just not sure that you need them to be shaped like a cartoon character, since you’d rather prioritize flavour? Then we’d be willing to bet that you won’t be able to resist these scrumptious marzipan chocolate chip cookies featured in detail on I Am A Food Blog.
Do you have another very favourite marzipan recipe that you love making and eating but that you don’t see here on our list? Share the recipe in the comments section so we can try it out as well!