My marzipan chocolates are filled with marzipan, peanut butter and covered in a rich chocolate shell. Made in minutes, these chocolate marzipan cups are the perfect holiday treat.
Fill these homemade marzipan chocolates with either my refined-sugar-free marzipan in the recipe card below or use my more authentic homemade marzipan recipe.. These marzipan sweets are actually higher in fiber and protein than most candy and can serve as a healthy snack. And they have a lovely almond flavor just like my sugar almond cookies.
Why You'll Love These
Fun shapes, creamy filling. Marzipan chocolates are chocolate treats filled with a fresh homemade marzipan that melts in your mouth. My marzipan paste recipe uses maple syrup as the sweetener, making a creamy texture perfect to fill chocolate cups and shapes.
Protein-rich filling. The creamy marzipan paste in the center is not just soft and creamy but also rich in protein thanks to almond flour.
Easy to make. The marzipan paste filling is made with only three ingredients in one bowl and is ready in minutes. Melt the chocolate in another minute and you have a marzipan chocolate treat in under ten minutes.
Homemade Marzipan - You can use my homemade marzipan recipe that uses powdered sugar or use the refined-sugar-free marzipan recipe in the recipe card below that uses maple syrup to sweeten.
Peanut Butter - Use peanut butter or any natural nut butter, with only nuts as ingredients. Cashew butter would work, as would almond butter which would match the flavor of almond-flour marzipan.
Chopped nuts. Choose your favorite for added crunch.
Chocolate - Chocolate chips or a chocolate bark chopped up are both easy to melt in the microwave.
See the recipe card at the bottom for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Steps to Make
For more detail, visit the complete and printable recipe at the bottom of this post, but here are general steps.
Step 1: Make the marzipan using the recipe with maple syrup. Or, if you'd prefer use this homemade marzipan which is more traditional and uses powdered sugar.
Step 2: Line cupcake cups or a mold with melted chocolate. Chill to set.
Step 3: Layer in marzipan, peanut butter and nuts, or just marzipan if you are using a mold like the heart one I used, and space in the well is limited.
Step 4: Spoon on melted chocolate topping or dip in the case of using a mold.
Step 5: Chill and enjoy
How to Store
These cups last about two weeks in the refrigerator, in an airtight container. The chocolate coating will probably dull if frozen but otherwise these Marzipan candies can last about 6 months in the freezer in a sealed container.
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Marzipan Recipe (with maple syrup)*
To make marzipan recipe
- Make homemade marzipan in a food processor1 cup almond flour, ¼ cup maple syrup, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1 teaspoon lemon juice
To make the chocolates
- Line a mini cupcake tin with mini cupcake paper liners, or produce a mold**.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave in a pyrex measuring cup in 60 seconds. Stir until all is melted.1 cup chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Spoon the melted chocolate into the liners or mold wells. Tip each cup or the mold around by hand to coat the sides. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set this shell.
- Spoon 1 teaspoon of marzipan, 1 teaspoon of peanut butter, 1 teaspoon crushed nuts into each cup or mold well. Or just add a small ball of marzipan as I did for the hearts pictured.½ cup crushed nuts, ½ cup peanut butter, 1 cup homemade marzipan
- Add melted chocolate on the mixture within each cup or mold well.
- Sprinkle with a final dusting of crushed nuts, chill in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes, then they are ready to eat!