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Homemade Marzipan Potatoes (Marzipankartoffeln)


Marzipan potatoes cannot be missing on any Christmas plate for marzipan lovers. They belong to it like Christmas cookies and roast. With this recipe you can make marzipan potatoes quickly and easily yourself.

Alternatively to the almonds, you can also take fine almond flour. But then grind it finely once again. The finer the almond flour, the more delicate the marzipan potatoes will be.

Homemade marzipan is guaranteed to be without artificial flavor enhancers. A healthier choice and you don’t have to miss this special christmas feeling.

Marzipan without alcohol

Rose water does normally contain a small amount of naturally occurring ethyl alcohol. But it is very small. If you want to make marzipan potatoes without alcohol, be sure to buy rose water that has no extra alcohol added.

If you want to replace the rose water, just use a few drops of water instead. A little rum flavoring also goes well.


SOS troubleshooting for your marzipan treats

If your marzipan is too dry and crumbly, add a few drops of rose water or vegetable oil (tasteless).
If it is too soft, add powdered sugar, which binds moisture.


Homemade marzipan potatoes for christmas

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Total Time 30 mins
50 Stück


  • 250 g ground almonds
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 5 g soft butter
  • 6 tablespoons rosewater
  • 20 g cocoa powder, no sugar


  • Make sure the butter is at room temperature. Put the ground almonds in a bowl with the powdered sugar and the butter. Knead well.
  • Now add the rose water. First take only 4 tablespoons and knead everything well. If the marzipan is too firm, add more rose water until it has the firmness you want.
  • When your marzipan is ready, roll small balls and roll them in cocoa. The potatoes look even more beautiful if you cut them into a triangle at one point.
Nutrition 1 Stück
Serving: 1StückCalories: 49kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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