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Orange Marzipan Almond Truffles

Orange Marzipan Almond Truffles

This recipe is gluten-free.

This simple recipe will make a confectioner out of any home cook. Gently knead our Love’n Bake® Marzipan with orange rind, which gives the paste a hint of citrus flavor. Divide it into small morsels, roll them into balls then dip them in melted chocolate and chopped almonds. You can add a teaspoon or two of your favorite flavoring: vanilla, rose water or orange liqueur would be delicious. Use lemon or lime zest to change the flavor profile slightly. These keep well and are lovely as homemade gifts.

Ingredients

  • 8 to 12 ounces quality bittersweet chocolate such as couverture chocolate
  • Toasted almonds, coarsely chopped, as needed
  • Finely grated rind of 1 orange
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Love’n Bake® Marzipan
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange liqueur, brandy or vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water.
  2. Line a baking sheet with waxed or parchment paper.
  3. Place the chopped toasted almonds on a dinner plate. Set aside.
  4. While the chocolate is melting, knead the orange rind and liqueur or vanilla into the marzipan by hand or in the bowl of a mixer fitted with a metal paddle. Shape the Love’n Bake® Marzipan into small uniform balls using a teaspoon or small scoop and place them on the paper-lined baking sheet.
  5. One at a time, dip the marzipan balls into the melted chocolate then roll the coated marzipan in the chopped almonds.
  6. Place the truffles on the paper-lined baking sheet and allow the chocolate to harden.

Yield: Approximately 32 truffles

Truffles can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Substitute lemon or lime rind for the orange rind. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons flavoring such as vanilla extract, raspberry or orange liqueur or rosewater to the marzipan in place of the citrus rind.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Love’n Bake® - American Almond Products

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