Raw food snacks – Marzipan!

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I made this little frog together with Cornelia, my oldest daughter this weekend. I had some marzipan leftovers from last week when I made Swedish Hoovers and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. What do you make with a big lump of green marzipan? The first thing that came to my mind was – a frog!
For the tongue and eyes I used icing that I had left from last Christmas and the dark spot in the eyes are chocolate.

I haven’t tried coloring the marzipan in other colors yet, but I´m thinking that raspberries would be perfect for a pretty pink marzipan. Have you tried coloring with natural ingredients? I would love to know if you have any tips on how to color the marzipan with natural colors.

Here is the recipe for green marzipan.

Recipe 
2 1/2 cups (6 dl) almond flour
7 Tablespoons agave syrup
2 Tablespoons Baby spinach (press down the baby spinach into the cup until it’s completely filled)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl combine agave syrup and baby spinach.
  2. Use a hand blender or a blender and mix until you get a smooth green liquid.
  3. Transfer the green liquid to a larger bowl and add the almond flour.
  4. Knead with your hands until you have firm, green dough.
  5. If it seems too sticky – add some more almond flour.

 

This is the result of me and my daughters creative evening together.

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