slices of marzipan on a white plate

How to Make Easy Marzipan

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 17 ounces (500g) 1x


This easy marzipan recipe takes just 5 ingredients and can be made without egg!  Use this traditional Christmas treat to decorate cakes, to sculpt into fruit-shaped candies, or to simply enjoy on its own.



  • 3 cups finely ground blanched almond flour (260g)
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar (180g)
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract (10 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or rosewater, optional (5 ml)
  • 1 egg white or 2 tablespoons clear corn syrup (30 ml)


  1. Sift the icing sugar and almond flour together into a large bowl.  Discard any large pieces of almond left in the sieve, as they will make the marzipan coarse.
  2. Add the almond extract, vanilla extract, and a little bit of egg white (or corn syrup, if using) and stir to combine.  If the dough is dry, add some more egg white, just a little bit at a time.  The marzipan should have a consistency like Play-Doh and should not be sticky.  If you do happen to add too much egg, add some more icing sugar and ground almonds.
  3. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and let it firm up in the fridge for about 30 minutes before using.


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  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: traditional marzipan recipe, recipes with almond flour, marzipan candy

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