Skip to content

Homemade Marzipan Potatoes (Marzipankartoffeln)


German marzipan balls cannot be missing on any Christmas plate for marzipan lovers. They belong to it like Christmas cookies or a good roast. With this recipe you can make this German sweet marzipan treat quickly and easily yourself.

The almonds

Alternatively to ground almonds, you can also use almond flour. It has to be ground finely, though. The finer the almond flour, the more delicate the marzipan potatoes will be. Also note, that almond flour soaks up more liquids.

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

Rose water for your marzipan balls

Rose water does normally contain a small amount of naturally occurring ethyl alcohol. If you want to make marzipan potatoes without any trace of 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 German marzipan balls

If your marzipan turns out too dry and crumbly, simply add a few more drops of rose water, or neutral vegetable oil. If it has gone too soft, add more powdered sugar, which binds moisture.

Also try Candied Almonds or cookie dough with oreos.


Homemade marzipan potatoes for christmas

No ratings yet
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Sweets
Cuisine German
Servings 50 Stück
Calories 49 kcal


  • 2 ¼ cups ground almonds
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • cups soft butter
  • 6 tbsp rosewater
  • 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.
Keyword Christmas, marzipan
Like this recipe?Share and mention @easygermanfood or tag #easygermanfood!
Share Pin Tweet

All content 100% human written!
Copyright © by Susanne Queck und Wunderlander Verlag LLC. Original on Unauthorized republication of all or part of the text is prohibited.Image credit: Unless otherwise noted: ©Pro Stock Media via or ©


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating