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4.55 from 11 votes

Easy Homemade Marzipan

Three ingredient homemade marzipan that is full of almond flavor.  Super simple and super delicious.

Course Dessert
Cuisine German, Norwegian, Swedish
Keyword Easy homemade marzipan, homemade marzipan, simple homemade marzipan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 oz
Calories 94 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 9 ounces blanched almonds 250 gr
  • 1 - 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar 150 gr
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • water


  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, add blanched almonds and powdered sugar.  Process until mixture comes together.  If the mixture is too dry add one teaspoon of water at a time and continue to process until smooth.  Add 1/4 teaspoon almond extract.

To Blanch Almonds

  1. Place almonds in a bowl.  Pour boiling water over top just to cover.  Let stand until the water cools enough to handle.  Take one almond at a time and pinch one end.  The skin should slip right off.  Continue removing skins from all of the almonds.  Place blanched almonds in a strainer to drain off any excess water.

Recipe Notes

  • Weigh or measure almonds after blanching. 
  • If marzipan mixture seems to be too oily, add additional powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture is smooth and holds together without looking oily.  
  • Add water a teaspoon at a time until the mixture is smooth and forms a nice ball of marzipan.
  • Wrap marzipan in plastic wrap tightly.  Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.  
  • Marzipan freezes very well for a month or more.  Wrap in plastic wrap and then in foil.  Seal tightly.


Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Marzipan
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.