Ever tried a tempting piece of raw vegan marzipan? This almond based candy makes the perfect sweet holiday snack. In Belgium, marzipan is traditionally sold as a children’s treat to celebrate the arrival of ‘Saint Nicholas’, comparable to ‘Santa Klaus’ in the USA and other parts of the world. This healthy recipe for Sweet Marzipan Truffles couldn’t be simpler… and wait until you taste it! I always make a double portion :)
Sweet Marzipan Truffles
SERVES: 25 small truffles
EQUIPMENT: food processor, rubber spatula
1 ½ cup of almond flour (= ground white almonds)
5 tablespoons of date paste
1 tablespoon of coconut oil (to allow the truffles to harden when chilled)
½ tablespoon of almond extract
¼ teaspoon of Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt (or less)
5 drops of pure liquid Stevia (or 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar)
1 large tablespoon of coconut flour (or more if needed)
- Combine almond flour, date paste, coconut oil, almond extract, salt and Stevia in a food processor fitted with an S-blade. Mix into a sticky dough.
- Shape the marzipan dough into small truffles.
- Roll the marzipan truffles in some coconut flour so it looks like they’ve been dusted with snow.
- Place the marzipan truffles in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow them to harden.
JULIE’S TIPS & TRICKS:
- These Sweet Marzipan Truffles will stay fresh for at least 1 week in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Did you know that almonds are actually the most alkalizing nut available on the market? Almonds are really high in calcium, vitamin E, magnesium, and healthy fats. They will help your body to detoxify and boost your energy levels.
Now I would love to hear from you! What is your n°1 favorite holiday candy? I would love to create a healthier raw vegan version for you, so please share your favorites by leaving a comment down below.