Marzipan Easter Eggs (Eggless)

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Marzipan Easter Eggs

Hello Everyone,

Easter is around the corner and I wanted to share the recipe for our favourite Marzipan Eggs.

As kids we would wait for Easter so that we could go and buy some Marzipan Eggs. These delicious beauties were available in every colour possible. I remember the packaging for these were tied with different coloured ribbons and we would buy as many as possible so that we could collect them and later tie the ribbons in our hair. What a wonderful memory to cherish.

Marzipan Easter Eggs

Our love affair for marzipan eggs didn’t stop there. We are chocoholics but during Easter we turn into what you can call ‘marzipan-oholics’, if that is even a word. I have always wanted to try making them at home but I don’t know why I thought making Marzipan was complicated. I was a bit hesitant to try it out first but last year I finally attempted to make them.

Most of the recipes that I came across for easter eggs had egg whites as one of the ingredients. I wanted to make a vegan version so that everyone can enjoy these delectable goodies. Thankfully I came across a recipe which didn’t need eggs. I found it really simple as it requires just 4 to 5 ingredients and the best thing is that it a no cook recipe.

Marzipan Easter Eggs

I was really happy with the way the easter eggs turned out. This is definitely my ‘go to’ recipe for marzipan and I will be using it going forward not only for Easter but also during Christmas as well.

Marzipan eggs that are eggless ..I know it sounds a bit ironic but these are really delicious. It takes less than an hour to put together and it is perfect if you are looking for something to make as a last minute dessert for your Easter celebrations. It is really easy so you should definitely make them.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Easter ☺

 

Marzipan Easter Eggs

Step by Step:

Add the cashew nuts into a food processor and grind to a fine powder.

Make sure there are no large pieces. You can use a sifter to sieve it and grind the larger pieces again. Do not over grind or the cashews will start releasing oil.

Once ground, place the cashews into a bowl along with the icing sugar.

Stir in the almond essence or vanilla essence and rose essence to the mixture. Add the food color at this step if using only one color.

Now add the sugar syrup and combine till it forms a smooth dough. The dough will release some oil but no need to worry as it will dry up later. Divide it and make smaller balls. If using more than one color then add food coloring to the dough at this stage.

Marzipan Easter Eggs

Put the dough into moulds and shape them into eggs or any other shape as desired.

Marzipan Easter Eggs

Full recipe given below:

Marzipan Easter Eggs (Eggless)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (250 gms) cashew nuts
  • 2 cups (250 gms) icing sugar / powdered sugar / confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract/essence or vanilla extract/essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon rose water/ essence
  • 2 teaspoons food coloring

For the Sugar syrup:

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Method:

  • First prepare the sugar syrup: In a saucepan add 2 tablespoons of sugar into 1/4 cup of water and heat it until the sugar is dissolved. Do not let it boil. Once sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat and let it cool.
  • Add the cashew nuts into a food processor and grind to a fine powder. Make sure there are no large pieces. You can use a sifter to sieve it and grind the larger pieces again. Do not over grind or the cashews will start releasing oil.
  • Once ground, place the cashews into a bowl along with the icing sugar.
  • Stir in the almond essence or vanilla essence and rose essence to the mixture. Add the food color at this step if using only one color.
  • Now add the sugar syrup and combine till it forms a smooth dough.
  • The dough will release some oil but no need to worry as it will dry up later.
  • Once the dough is ready divide it and make smaller balls. If using more than one color then add food coloring to the dough at this stage.
  • Now put the dough into moulds and shape them into eggs or any other shape as desired. You can also decorate them with royal icing if you like.
  • Once ready, allow them to dry overnight and then store them in an air tight box.

Thank you for going through our recipe. In case you make this, do share a picture with us on instagram (@the_epicurious_explorers), or via email (theepicuriousexplorers@gmail.com).

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