healthified chocolate marzipan bonbon recipe

Healthier Chocolate Marzipan Bonbons

They were gone before we knew it. I blame it all to the loud crunch of the slightly bitter chocolate when taking a bite. To the amazing sweet marzipan – I am such a sucker for marzipan. And ofcourse to the knowledge that these chocolate-marzipan bonbons are 100% guilt-free and much healthier than store chocolate marzipan. Whoa!

Fortunately, these bonbons are easy peasy to make, because they require only four ingredients to make. Read on for the recipe!

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Base recipe

I  shared the base recipe for these chocolate marzipan bonbons earlier this week on my blog. Remember this recipe for healthy marzipan with only 3 ingredients? All you have to do extra for these chocolate marzipan bonbons is dipping them in a bath of chocolate.

Healthy chocolate

The darker your chocolate, the healthier your bonbons. I am a huge fan of Pacari organic chocolate since my brother took it with him from Ecuador. I found out Amazon sells the chocolate and even offers 100%, raw, organic Pacari chocolate. Awesome!

Healthified Chocolate Marzipan Bonbons | Great Body & Skin

Healthy chocolate marzipan bonbons. Balls. Chocolate marzipan balls. Or whatever you’d like to call them.

Healthified Chocolate Marzipan Bonbons | Great Body & Skin

Crunchy chocolate on the outside, soft, gooey & sweet marzipan on the inside.

Recipe for chocolate marzipan bonbons

Here is the recipe for 30 chocolate marzipan bonbons:

Healthified Chocolate Marzipan Bonbons
Serves 35
Healthychocolate marzipan bonbons
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Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
98 calories
10 g
1 g
6 g
2 g
2 g
20 g
1 g
7 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
20g
Servings
35
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 10g
3%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 cups pitted Medjool dates, soaked in warm water for an hour and drained
  2. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  3. 1 1/4 cups almonds or almond meal
  4. 1.4 cups dark chocolate (roughly chopped. I used 85%)
Instructions
  1. Combine the ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth.
  2. Add water if the consistency is too dry, add almond meal if the consistency is too soft.
  3. Remove the mixture from the food processor and form into a ball.
  4. Now you can do with the marzipan whatever you want; form into a thick roll and use it as the core of a freshly baked bread, or form into little balls as a snack.
  5. place the roll in the gully.
  6. Now you can do whatever you want with the marzipan.
  7. Let your balls stiffen in the freezer for an hour.
  8. Melt your chocolate au bain marie. I didn't use all the chocolate that I melted, but a generous amount of melted chocolate makes it easier to cover your balls well.
  9. When chocolate has melted, use two spoons to one by one dip your balls in the chocolate. Do this quickly, otherwise the chocolate cools down and thickens, which isn't easy to work with.
  10. Place your balls on a sheet of waxed paper that you've rolled out on a cutting board.
  11. Put your chocolate marzipan bonbons (or balls, or whatever you want to call them) in the refrigerator to harden.
  12. Serve straight from the fridge with a cup of coffee or tea.
  13. Preserve them in a sealed container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for at least nine days.
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calories
98
fat
6g
protein
2g
carbs
10g
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Hey! I'm Angela; a 30-something mommy and a now REAL #fitchick, digi nerd, photo & film shooter hobbyist, MSc specialized in Health Education, marketingspecialist and an international fashion model for 20 years. I've worked for eg. Viktor & Rolf, Nivea, Escada, Elle, Vogue and Glamour. I write about everything that I find worth sharing. Go ahead an take a look around. Don't hesitate to share your thought sor opinions. Enjoy!

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