How to make marzipan Christmas bites

marzipan Christmas bites

I hope that you don’t find the last of my four Christmas tutorials too late. But last night was hectic as we here in Denmark celebrate Christmas on the 24th with wonderful food,  yummy treats and the excitement from the kids when they get their presents. We always make marzipan treats at Christmas and these are the ones I like the best. Marzipan Christmas bites coated in chocolate and decorated with Christmas sprinkles.

This is what I use:
Coating chocolate (heat it in a double boiler)
Small paper cups
Sprinkles or royal icing
Chocolate dipping spoon

Step 1:
Roll the marzipan into bite size balls. When the chocolate is melted carefully “dump” the ball into the chocolate and use the dipping spoon to pick it up. Shake off the excess chocolate.

Step 2:
Place the chocolate covered marzipan ball in the paper cup and set aside. When the chocolate is nearly dry add your decoration on the top. Set aside to dry completely.
Note: if you use royal icing then wait until the chocolate is all dry before you pipe your decor.

Store the marzipan treats in a air thight box. Enjoy!

Happy Caking! & Merry Christmas



  1. This looks yummy! I made some marzipan mixed with pistachio paste and that was really good and goes well with dark chocolate. Louise, would it be possible to teach us about how to temper chocolate? I’d be ever grateful! many thanks Deepika

  2. Lorraine D’souza: Sorry but I dont have a recipe on home made marzipan. Im pretty sure that if you try Google you will find one.

  3. Im so happy that you all liked this little tutorial 🙂

    Marie: No sorry but I dont have a recipe for home made marzipan. Try search on google.

  4. hi louise, hope you had a fantastic xmas. i have some marzipan left over from my xmas cakes and i now know what i can do with it. thanks. the kids and i will have lots of fun today!! ps: i love your cupcake cup and coaster – i got cupcake apron, pictures for my kitchen and cupcake wine stoppers from my partner this year and i love all things cakey!! aileen x
    ps havent posted anything to my flickr page in ages and will post the gingerbread house over the next few days that i made with the kids – have a look and leave me a comment if you have time. thanks 🙂

  5. Hi Louise, Wishing you Compliments of the Season to you and your family.

    I make chocolates at home for family so this post was very useful. however would you have the method to make marzipan at home.



  6. I live in Boston, MA – the only marzipan I have ever tried had a dried, tasteless mouth feel. This summer my sister and I took a tour of the North End (Little Italy) in Boston -just for fun- and we tried fresh marzipan…I ADORE it! I am excited to re-create your little treats for lots of events. Thanks!


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