Marzipan Chocolate Balls
These marzipan balls are so easy to make and so delicious!
Unless you’re allergic to nuts, you should add them to your diet on a regular basis. Packed with protein, fibre and essential fats, nuts are simply a fountain of health.
Calcium-rich almonds are a good choice to ensure you’re getting enough of this bone-building mineral, especially if you avoid dairy (like I do).
I have to say, I used to try to munch on them in between meals, but I found them quite dry and tasteless; plus the nuts bought in supermarkets, they have not been soaked and therefore are quite difficult to digest – something not many talk about. But if you turn them into wonderful marzipan balls – it’s just impossible to keep your hands of them – I swear! In fact, I should probably stick an “Overindulgence Warning” sticker on this recipe… 🙂
These marzipan balls can be as sweet as you like – before you roll the balls just taste the ‘dough’ and see if you prefer them sweeter or not.
Soaking: 12h or overnight
Cooking time: 20 min
- 150g almonds (soaked for 12h or overnight)
- 1 tsp. almond essence
- 6-10 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Raw cacao powder
1. Drain the almonds and then rinse them under cold running water, place aside for a couple of minutes so that the excess water drains through.
2. Place the almonds in a powerful blender; add the almond essence, cinnamon, 6 tbsp. of maple syrup and blend until smooth. Taste if it needs more maple syrup and, once it’s satisfactory, start rolling the ‘dough’ into golf size balls.
3. Scatter the raw cacao powder into a wide brim bowl and then roll the almond balls in it just enough to cover them in cacao.
4. Don’t eat all the marzipan balls at once! :)