Chocolate marzipans

Enjoy an almond-flavoured treat with Paul Young's recipe for homemade, chocolate-dipped marzipan sweets
By Paul A Young
Chocolate marzipans
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  • Cook Time: 10 minutes , plus tempering
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes plus setting
  • Effort: medium



  • 250 g natural marzipan
  • dark chocolate, (64% cocoa content), broken into pieces
  • a handful of almonds


1. Shape the marzipan by either rolling out and using cutters or by simply rolling it into balls between your fingers.

2. Place the marzipan shapes onto a silicon parchment-lined tray.

3. Meanwhile in a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water, slowly melt the chocolate, stirring constantly so that it melts evenly.

4. Temper the melted chocolate by reducing its temperature to 28°C, then gently reheat to 31°C.

5. Dip in the marzipan in the melted chocolate until fully coated, shake off any liquid chocolate and place onto the lined tray to set.

6. Place a shelled almond on to the chocolate just before it sets completely.

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