I don’t normally have a sweet tooth and I also don’t normally eat my way through half a recipe before it’s even finished but I’m guilty on both counts with these delicious marzipan balls.
I have now made a massive batch, putting them in little bags tied with pretty festive ribbons to give to friends and families as a Christmas treat – no idea when I became all domesticated and twee but I just wanted to share with everyone how fantastic they are.
I’ve always been a staunch marzipan fan, it’s literally one of my favourite things but commercial products only contain around 25% nuts, the rest is different types of sugars (including glucose fructose syrup), colours and various other additives that I’d rather avoid.
I call these versions guilt-free as although they do contain some maple syrup they are also packed with antioxidants from the chocolate and protein and healthy fats from the almonds. In fact homemade versions contain over 90% almonds but still retain the traditional taste that takes me back to my childhood.
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