This Alternative Dessert Recipe Uses a Fattier Nut Alternative to Almonds

By: Alyson Wyers - Dec 23, 2015
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If you are looking for a one of a kind baked good to contribute to this year's Christmas dinner, these macadamia marzipan balls are a delicious and festive choice. This will especially appeal to anyone who has recently seen a performance of The Nutcracker ballet.

Inspired by a cookie in Malta, the macadamia marzipan balls call for a minimal amount of ingredients. You can make your own and wow dinner guests using roasted macadamia nuts (preferably already salted, otherwise add a pinch of salt), confectioner's sugar and some holiday-appropriate sprinkles for decoration.

Fluffier and lighter than a more traditional almond marzipan, this dessert also does away with binding agents like egg whites or corn syrup.