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a roll of marzipan with two slices cut off and leaning against it on a grey marble surface with some almonds next to it
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5 from 12 votes


Marzipan is so easy to make from scratch and so much cheaper than store-bought! It comes together quickly and can be used in cookies, cakes, and sweets.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Servings: 1 12 oz loaf
Calories: 1986kcal


  • 2 cups sliced almonds 200g
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 150g
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3 tsp water
  • 1 tsp rose water or 1 tsp more water


  • Put almonds in a food processor and mix until finely ground.
  • Add powdered sugar and almond extract. Mix until combined.
  • Then add water, one teaspoon at a time, until the mixture comes together and forms a crumbly dough. Add rose water if desired and mix until incorporated.
  • Turn marzipan out onto a surface, sprinkled with a bit of powdered sugar, and use your hands to press crumbs into a log. Add water by the teaspoon if the mixture is too dry.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and store in a dark and cool place until needed.


Calories: 1986kcal | Carbohydrates: 220g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 113g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 1423mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 186g | Calcium: 510mg | Iron: 7.1mg