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The Perfect Homemade Gift: Marzipan Chocolates – #FreeFromFridays

17 days till Christmas, peeps, 17 days! I can’t wait to take my four to my mum’s for a bit of a family reunion and lots of food and chatting with friends and family. Thanks to everyone who linked up last week. Chocolates are on everyone’s mind at the moment, so here is my favourite from last week: Kate’s homemade chocolates. They would make the perfect gift for teachers in a pretty upcycled jar.

Kate also provides 3 alternatives for the filling bit of the chocolates: alone, orange and pistachio marzipan… Yum!

Marzipan Chocolates - recipe and photos by Kate, the gluten-free alchemist

Photo credit: Kate at ‘The Gluten-free Alchemist’

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  1. 08/12/2017 / 11:49 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my chocolates Mel. I just came over to see if the link was open for the week and saw my marzipan splashed across my screen. Really appreciate it! xxx

    • Mel
      08/12/2017 / 4:07 pm

      Your post had my mouth watering from beginning to end… I want to go to Germany. Now! Or maybe just buy the few ingredients needed to make marzipan and have a go myself! I don’t really like shop-bought marzipan because it always contains way too much almond extract. I find making my own ‘frangipane’ (I think it translates as marzipan in English, but it’s a less dense version), I had no idea you needed egg whites to make it. I must have pinned your recipe on 15 boards or so, to make sure I don’t forget attempting it! xxx

  2. 08/12/2017 / 6:08 pm

    Mmm… they are making me feel very hungry… didn’t really properly eat lunch today… #bigmistake Hope it’s ok for me to link up my roundup…not strictly a free from post, but contains lots of free from friendly food and quite a few recipes from freefromgangers… please just delete if not appropriate xx

    • Mel
      09/12/2017 / 12:02 am

      Of course it’s OK, silly 🙂 xxx Will have a read tomorrow xx

  3. 08/12/2017 / 10:27 pm

    Homemade gifts are lovely to receive and these look delicious. I think that I might eat a few before placing them in jar #freefromfridays

    • Mel
      09/12/2017 / 12:01 am

      I would probably eat a whole batch before they made it anywhere near the jars hahaha!

  4. 08/12/2017 / 11:33 pm

    I’ve just linked up my latest recipe, gluten free and vegan! I sometimes forget to share my recipes with this lovely linky as they aren’t always free from, but I remembered this time! Will come back tomorrow to check out some of the other gorgeous looking recipes:)

    • Mel
      09/12/2017 / 12:00 am

      It’s always lovely to have you join in, Monika! Will be checking out your recipe this weekend. xx

  5. 19/01/2018 / 12:46 am

    This look so tasty. Going to give these a go for a friend’s birthday. She’ll live these

    • Mel
      19/01/2018 / 2:02 pm

      I’m going to attempt the marzipan this afternoon 🙂

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