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Espresso Marzipan Truffles

Hello all and Happy New Year!! We hope your 2014 is off to a great start! Today we have a bit of an unusual (but still delicious) recipe – Espresso Marzipan Truffles. Now, of course these aren’t truffles in the usual sense, but we think they’re still pretty good. They’re a bit like something you’d find in a See’s Candies box – you’re not sure what’s in the inside, but it’s covered in chocolate so the odds are that it’s pretty good.

 

These truffles are quite unique due to the marzipan/espresso combination. When I set out to make these, it was purely because I saw a recipe that looked interesting. However, apparently marzipan is a traditional New Year’s treat (says Wikipedia, so that has to be right, right?), so it turned out to be perfect for this time of the year!

 

Now, keep in mind, that these truffles are very espresso-y! So if you like coffee, these are great, but if you don’t like coffee and are still interested in the idea, you might want to try to replace the espresso with another flavor. If you do, let us know how it turned out!

 

Espresso Marzipan Truffles

Adapted from: Maras Wunderland

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Ingredients:

  • 200 grams (7 ounces) marzipan (this can be homemade, such as this recipe, or store-bought, such as this marzipan – I used store-bought)
  • 20 grams espresso powder
  • 40 grams powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (bittersweet, milk, or white chocolate chips would all work)
  • Sprinkles, optional

 

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Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips (and sprinkles) in bowl of mixer. Mix on low speed until thoroughly incorporated and so that the mixture is a uniform color.
  • Roll out mixture to about 1/2 inch thick and cut into small pieces – squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, etc. Let rest for 1/2 – 1 hour.
  • Melt chocolate chips in double boiler or microwave. Coat candy pieces in chocolate and let rest on cooling rack or parchment paper. Garnish with sprinkles, if desired.

One Response to “Espresso Marzipan Truffles”

  1. Kanaf says:

    YUM! Until moving to sea level, pneaut butter (peanuts) was a migraine trigger for me. It seems that at sea level though, my triggers aren’t the same, so I’ve eaten some pneaut butter with no migraine! These are going on my list of things to try!

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