Marzipan: recipe for a delicious snack

The marzipan is a recipe super easy to make and that could be very useful when decorating desserts or cakes and sharing a snack with a coffee, for example.

Although marzipan has its origins in the Middle East thanks to the Arab invasion of Spain, this preparation became a tradition in Iberian lands, as it is used as a gift or offering at Christmas. On the sides of Colombia, it is usually eaten as a kind of cookie and some of its original ingredients were even varied to adapt them to the national gastronomic culture.

If you want to learn a recipe for homemade oatmeal cookies or you want to innovate and throw yourself into the ring with some delicious marzipan, then this article will be of interest to you because we are going to show you the secret formula to knock it out of the stadium with these snacks.

marzipan recipe

It’s time to make marzipan! Prepare your ingredients and your kitchen utensils so that the result is the best. Take note of this simple step-by-step and put yourself to the test with this gastronomic delight:

Preparation time30 minutesCooking time 0 minutesCategoryDessertCookingInternationalKeywordsSweet, dough, foodFor how many people4 to 6ServingMediumCalories176Fat8.97 g


  • 300 grams of powdered milk
  • 300 grams of powdered sugar
  • 400 grams of condensed milk
  • edible aniline


Step 1. Mix

In a bowl, mix the powdered milk and powdered sugar. With the help of a spoon, stir well so that both ingredients are perfectly integrated. Later, pour the condensed milk into this mixture and stir everything again. You should be left with some sort of paste.

Step 2. Knead

Now, put the dough on a table and start kneading it evenly (as if it were bread). To know if the dough is at the perfect point, check that it has a smooth texture, that it is neither so soft that it sticks to your hands, nor so hard that it disintegrates, that is, that it can be easily molded.

Step 3. Form

It’s time to make figures! Take a piece of the dough and add a little of the aniline. Start kneading so that the marzipan obtains the color that you applied to it. Make the figure you want (a pumpkin, a carrot) and allow it to dry so that it is hard and the figure does not fall apart. Ready, it will be time for you to have fun and share the result of your marzipan with whoever you want.

So that you memorize this easy recipe, we share a video with the step by step:

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