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8 Scrumptious Paleo Marzipans

Marzipan is a popular treat around the holidays, and it’s essentially sweetened almond paste. It’s easy to make paleo-friendly marzipan with blanched almond meal, almond extract, and paleo-friendly sweeteners. These recipes use paleo marzipan in cookies, brownies, and more!

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1. Apricot Marzipan
This simple, 5-ingredient marzipan treat is made with almond meal, honey, water, almond essence/extract, and dried apricots. The apricots provide a deliciously sweet burst in chewy bites of easy, homemade almond candy. Paleo style!


Easy Paleo Marzipan
Photo: The Paleo Mom

2. Easy Paleo Marzipan
This paleo marzipan is perfect for cutting into chewy chunks of candy, and it’s made with honey, blanched almond flour, and egg whites. The egg whites help create the sticky texture, and heating the honey using a candy thermometer allows it to thicken and turn creamy. You can even cover these with chocolate!


3. Chocolate Covered Marzipan Balls
In this recipe, rose water adds an extra elegant flavor to your marzipan, which is sweetened with xylitol and covered in dark chocolate. Choose a paleo-friendly chocolate, and if you don’t want to use xylitol, you can use coconut sugar! The color will be darker, but just as delicious.


4. Raw Vegan Marzipan Balls
One of my favorite things about homemade marzipan is that you can change up some of the base ingredients and still end up with a fantastic final product, like in this egg-free version with cinnamon. You can replace the agave syrup with maple if you’d like something less processed.


5. Traditional Christmas Cake With Marzipan Frosting
I love traditional-style holiday treats, and this Christmas cake is a perfect example with raisins, dates, figs, brandy, orange, and more. It’s covered in a delicious marzipan frosting made from almond meal, powdered coconut sugar, egg white, and almond essence.


Marzipan Christmas Cookies
Photo: South by Northwest

6. Marzipan Christmas Cookies
Because marzipan has a chewy, thick, and slightly sticky texture, it makes a create cookie base for paleo baking. These holiday cookies are sweetened with maple syrup and flavored with almond and vanilla extracts, and they’re topped with pretty sliced almonds.


7. Marzipan Cake Pops
These pear and pumpkin cake pops are so cute and they’re also incredibly tasty, with blanched almond flour, maple syrup, vanilla extract, tapioca flour, and colorful spices like cinnamon and turmeric for coloring and decorating the outsides.


8. German Marzipan Christmas Cookies
These Christmas cookies are made with homemade, maple-sweetened marzipan and pretty almond halves for making a flour pattern. They’re small and only gently sweetened, so you can munch on a few of them without feeling guilty.

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