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pink marzipan with heart cookie cutters
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Marzipan Recipe

More affordable and more delicious than fondant, this homemade and easy marzipan recipe is perfect for covering cakes or making candies and decorative shapes. With only 3 ingredients you can make a batch in 5 minutes! 
Prep Time5 mins
resting time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 1807kcal


  • 1 ¾ cups Almond Meal (166 g)
  • 1 ½ cup Powdered Sugar (166 g)
  • 1 egg white or ¼ cup pasteurized liquid egg whites
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract or other flavoring optional


  • Place the almond meal and powdered sugar in a food processor.
  • Blend until combined.
  • Slowly add the egg white and mix until the mixture just comes together and forms a ball. Do not over mix as the marzipan can get oily.
  • Remove from food processor and cover tightly in plastic wrap. Let sit in the fridge for at least an hour and up to 1 day before using.


Serving: 1batch | Calories: 1807kcal | Carbohydrates: 221g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 97g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 182g | Calcium: 412mg | Iron: 7.4mg