Monthly Archives: December 2015

Raw Vegan Marzipan Balls


Prep time: 30 min
Servings: 15-20 pieces

Ingredients for marzipan:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract OR rosewater

Ingredients for chocolate:

  • 1/3 cup of virgin coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup raw unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes OR coarsely chopped pistachio nuts

Directions for marzipan:

  1. In a bowl, combine almond flour, maple syrup and vanilla/rosewater extract and knead with your hands until you have a firm, sticky dough.
  2. Pinch off about 1 tablespoon of dough to form a round, small marzipan ball.

Directions for chocolate:

  1. Pour coconut oil into a tall cup and add maple syrup and cacao powder; stir until well incorporated.
  2. Dip a marzipan ball into the chocolate (I use a spoon and my hands).
  3. Immediately roll it in coconut flakes/pistachio nuts until fully covered and perfectly round.
  4. Set on a plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.