Marzipankartoffeln - German Marzipan Potato Candy

Marzipan Potatoes


Serves : 24-36 Servings
By The Spruce Eats/ Jennifer McGavin


  • 1 1/3 cups ground almonds
  • 1 1/8 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rose water (or orange blossom water, or Cointreau, or other orange-flavored liqueur)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Mix ground almonds, confectioners’ sugar, rose water, and vanilla in the food processor or by hand until well blended and sticky
  • Add additional liquids, if necessary, a little at a time until the dough clumps together.
  • Remove from​ the food processor and form small potato-like balls (1 tablespoon or less).
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and cinnamon.
  • Roll the balls in the cocoa and cinnamon and set apart on parchment paper to dry.
  • Once completely dry, store in a covered container for longer shelf life.