And it's time again for our traditional Christmas candies. I told you about how to make them last year. Today I made the same marzipan filled candies as those are my kids' favorites. However I changed the recipe a little. This marzipan is made of 200 g blanched and finely ground almonds, 200 g confectioner's sugar, 1 tsp of almond extract and a few spoonful of corn syrup. (I used to add 1 egg white, but many of my friends don't like to use raw egg whites, so I used corn syrup instead. I did not measure it, just kept adding it until I was able to incorporate everything.)
I rolled and cut the marzipan to candy sized pieces then chilled them in the fridge.
They got a nice dark chocolate coat.
And they went to back to the fridge to chill.
My girls prepared the food safe tissue paper packaging for me (cut the ends of the rectangle to make it pretty), so wrapping was easy.
This year I added an other flavor: hazelnut. Everybody loves Nutella, right? My family surely does. So I prepared some dark chocolate shells in a candy mold.
Kneaded a bag of Nutella for a few minutes to warm it up a little.
Then filled the chocolate shells with Nutella. I let them chill a few minutes.
Then I closed the candies with the dark chocolate.
They got a different color of packaging, so we recognize the flavors.
Now, we are ready to decorate our Chrismas tree the 24th. (Yes, this is when we decorate our tree).
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