Marzipan is a sweet almond paste that many of us grew up with. There are so many different ways to make marzipan too; some are long while others contain a cooking process and eggs. So, I am sharing a super easy recipe that only requires five ingredients (actually four if you don’t count water as an ingredient). The reason some recipes are complicated and take a long time to make is that it requires you to peel and grind the almonds. Instead, I used store-bought ground almonds (almond meal) which makes the whole process 5 minutes. Just mix everything and shape!
Marzipan can be used as cake decorations or it can be shaped into little fruit shapes and then be colored too. Another option is to cover it with chocolate or roll it in some other topping like coconut. I kept it simple and only created small balls from the batter. No single crumb was left. Everyone in my family raved about it and fought to get more. I guess I need to make some more next time!
Marzipan happens to be the perfect Passover treat and it includes no matza or matza meal and therefore it's a non-gebrokts treat. It's parve and can fit as a dessert to any meal of the day. The most important part is that it takes 5 minutes to make and involves no cooking or baking.
To make this easy homemade marzipan, you will need ground almonds, powdered sugar, lemon juice, almond extract and water. When making your own homemade marzipan, you control its level of sweetness and can easily avoid the too sweet marzipan that you accidentally buy sometimes. The almond extract is optional but it does add more of an almond flavor and kick, I recommend not to skip it.
Making the marzipan is so simple and quick, just mix everything in a bowl and immediately shape to what shape you like. As I mentioned I created small balls, you can also create a log and cut slices of it when serving.
This homemade marzipan is sweet but not too sweet, almondy and I am sure marzipan lovers will praise you.
Other Passover recipes on my blog:
Passover Chocolate Coconut Balls (non-dairy)
Maple Passover Cake
Sweet Potato Mini Pizzas
Passover Pancakes (Parve)
Passover Apple Crumble (Parve)
Chocolate Chip Cookies
GF Lemon Crinkle Cookies (Parve)
Vegetarian Chopped Liver
Let's get started whipping this yummy marzipan:
- 2 cups ground almonds
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 6 tablespoon water
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- In a bowl, place all ingredients.
- Mix well until the batter becomes unified.
- With your hands shape small balls.
- Place on a plate and serve.
- Have a marzipan ball or two.