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Marzipan Swirl Truffles

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Love truffles? Love marzipan? Combine them to get the best of both worlds! Marzipan Swirl Truffles are a rich chocolate truffle with a swirl of almond marzipan. I call these "truffles," but they don't have the traditional truffle filling--instead, they're more similar to a microwave fudge, and the resulting candy has a lovely fudgy texture and a bold chocolate-almond flavor.

This recipe works well with store-bought marzipan, but if you have homemade marzipan, you can certainly substitute that. If you would like to make your own, I suggest starting with this traditional marzipan recipe.

Yield: 90 Marzipan Swirl Truffles

Ingredients:

  • 7 oz marzipan
  • 6 oz (1 cup) white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 oz butter, cubed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 lbs chocolate candy coating (optional)

Preparation:

1. Line a 9x13-inch pan with foil.

2. Prepare the marzipan swirl first: grate the marzipan using a cheese grater, and place the shredded marzipan, the white chocolate chips, and the cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, whisking after every 30 seconds, until the white chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. It will be more of a paste than a liquid. Set aside for now.

3. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, condensed milk, and butter. Microwave in 30 second increments until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating.

4. Stir to ensure all the chocolate is melted, then add the vanilla and salt. Stir until the candy is smooth and well-mixed. Pour the candy into the prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer.

5. Dollop the marzipan over the top of the chocolate and use a knife to swirl the two together. Refrigerate the fudge for at least 2 hours, until it's completely set.

6. Use a candy scoop or teaspoon to roll the fudge into small 1-inch balls. The truffles can be served plain, so that the marzipan swirls show, but they will need to be stored in the refrigerator so they don't get too soft at room temperature. You can dip them in chocolate to make them more stable at room temperature.

7. To dip them in chocolate, melt the candy coating in the microwave. Use a dipping tool or a fork to dip each truffle, letting the excess drip back into the bowl. Place the dipped truffle on waxed paper or parchment, and repeat until all truffles are dipped.

8. Undipped Marzipan Swirl Truffles should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Dipped truffles can be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature. For best taste and texture, let them sit at room temperature for a bit before serving.

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