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Friday, December 26, 2014

Marzipan Filled Dates - Easy Christmas Candy Recipe


Nothing is more simple than dipping Marzipan Filled Dates into chocolate for a quick confection. Here we several ways to make the candies.  Any of the versions are delicious!



Ingredients:
  • 12 dates
  • 4 oz. marzipan
  • 4 pz dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup rum
  • 1/3 cup sugar for coating
  • walnuts 
  • almonds
Instructions:

First Version
  1. Stir rum in one or two tablespoons of rum into the marzipan. Be careful the marzipan does not get too wet. Roll it on a flat surface into a ball so the rum is completely mixed in.
  2. Cut out a piece of marzipan and roll it into an oval shape.
  3. Stick the marzipan into the date.
  4. Dip the marzipan into the warm melted chocolate.
  5. Remove the chocolate covered date onto a parchment paper to dry.
  6. Add a walnut immediately before the chocolate dries.
Second Option: 
  1. Let the dates soak in rum overnight.
  2. Next day drain the dates.  Optional, stir the rest of the rum into the marzipan.
  3. Fill the dates with the marzipan and dip them into melted chocolate. 
  4. Remove the chocolate covered date onto a parchment paper to dry.
  5. Then add a sliced almond on top.
Third option:
  1. Let the dates soak in rum overnight. 
  2. Next day drain the dates.  Optional, stir the rest of the rum into the marzipan.
  3. Fill the dates with marzipan then to roll the dates in sugar. 
  4. Add a sliced almond on top.

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