Marzipankartoffeln is a little round or potato-shaped candy (hence the name) sold in Germany especially around Christmas time. As a true marzipan connoisseur, I love their chewy and tender consistency and the very characteristic and intense sweetness, counterbalanced by dark, unsweetened cocoa. A delight!
Wrapped in small, decorative bags or boxes, marzipan potatoes make an excellent, homemade gift.
Marzipan Potatoes (Marzipankartoffeln)Course: Desserts, Homemade PralinesDifficulty: Simple
A little, potato-shaped candy made of marzipan and coated with dark, unsweetened cocoa. A true delight!
200 g / 7 oz marzipan (also known as almond paste)
75 g / 3 oz confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon cold water (or more, if necessary)
50 g / 2 oz sugar
1/2 teaspoon dark, unsweetened cocoa
- Sieve confectioners’ sugar into a bowl and knead it with the marzipan paste and 1/2 teaspoon of water until the entire sugar is incorporated into the marzipan paste. If the paste is too stiff and dry, add a little bit more water, few drops at a time.
- Pinch of walnut-sized portions and shape into small, round “potatoes”, by rolling the paste between the palms of your hands.
- Mix sugar with cocoa powder in a small bowl. Roll or toss the potatoes in it until well coated. Then put the potatoes on a sieve and gently shake off the excess cocoa powder and sugar. Store in an airtight container.