Hi! My name is Rose; I am the author of www.thecleandish.com and I am really excited to share this recipe for home made marzipan with you!

When I finished my first batch of marzipan the other week, I proudly presented it to my husband and some friends and was surprised to find out that they had never tasted marzipan before. I was born and raised in Germany and practically grew up on marzipan in all forms and shapes (I’m not joking; we make marzipan figures – little piggies are especially popular) so let me tell you what I told them while serving up some of my favorite sweet treats: Marzipan is made out of almonds, sugar and traditionally (in Germany) rosewater. I couldn’t find any rosewater so I used vanilla extract and didn’t notice much of a difference in taste.

Raw Vegan Marzipan Delights. These look so yummy!

Supposedly, marzipan originated in the Arab world but nowadays, the stronghold for marzipan production is in Germany (Luebeck), Spain (Toledo) and France (Aix-en-Provence).

So across the Atlantic, marzipan is a special sweet treat and rightly so: it’s raw, vegan and super versatile. We make cakes, cookies and pies with marzipan, it just goes with anything!

As for the sugar in marzipan; I substituted it with maple syrup and it worked really well! This is one of those recipes, though, were I would not recommend to use honey as I personally find honey has a stronger taste of its own; it may overpower the relatively mild “amaretto” flavor in marzipan.

Raw Vegan Marzipan Delights. These look so yummy!


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Raw Vegan Marzipan Delights
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Marzipan is a great, simple, and delicious dessert that will make your mouth water.
Serves: 20 pieces
Raw Marzipan
  • 2 cup almond flour
  • 3-4 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of ONE of the following: rosewater OR vanilla extract OR rum OR amaretto
  • ½ cup of virgin coconut oil (
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa (
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  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes or any other topping of your choice