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I’m the person who basically lives off marzipan during the holiday season.
It’s one of those things you either love or hate and I definitely love marzipan.

Because I try to be in ketosis as much as possible, even during the holiday season I set out to create as many keto-friendly holiday treats as possible!
This includes tons of different Keto Christmas cookies, you can find all of them compiled into one post by clicking here!

But I also wanted to make a keto-friendly version of one of my favorite holiday treats: marzipan potatoes!
“Marzipan potatoes” is a very weird name for a traditional German Christmas treat: small marzipan balls rolled in cacao powder and cinnamon.
They taste like the definition of Christmas to me and after I successfully made a keto-friendly marzipan recipe, I knew I wanted to make these little treats as well.

One ball only has about 0.5g net carbs making them 100% low carb and keto-friendly.
And with almost 3.5g of protein per ball, they are quite the protein bombs as well!
 

CHECK OUT MY KETO CHRISTMAS COOKIES:

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    Keto Marzipan Potatoes (Traditional German Christmas Treats)
     

    KETO MARZIPAN POTATOES INGREDIENTS:

    What you’ll need for this recipe: (You can find the exact amounts needed on the recipe card at the end of this post.)

  • finely ground almond flour:
    the finer, the better! The degree of fineness of your almond flour will affect the consistency of your final keto marzipan. I used extremely fine blanched almond flour and my marzipan turned out very smooth. I also tried the same recipe with a brand of almond flour that’s not as fine and the marzipan turned out fine as well, but the consistency was a tiny bit crumblier.
    Not a big deal – but you may want to go for the finest you can find for this recipe!
  • powdered erythritol: erythritol is my absolute favorite keto-friendly sweetener!
    It doesn’t affect your blood sugar, it’s very safe and has a very natural sweet taste to it!
    Plus: It behaves almost like sugar when you use it for low carb baking.

    You can use other powdered sweeteners that won’t affect your blood sugar as well.
    Keep in mind though that you might have to adjust the amount if you use something else.
    Erythritol is about 70% as sweet as sugar whereas other sweeteners such as monk fruit and stevia are much sweeter than sugar.

    I’m not sure how other sweeteners would affect the recipe as the amount of sweetener added is also important for the consistency.
    If you can, I would recommend using powdered erythritol but if you use something else I’d add the sweetener slowly and taste the mass in between to avoid oversweetening it.

  • water: traditional marzipan recipes use rose water instead of normal water but if I can be honest with you – I think you can totally skip that.
    I used regular water and it turned out great.
    Rose water will add the “final touch” to the recipe but it’s also rather expensive and not that easy to find in my opinion.
    I’ve found that my marzipan tasted a lot like real marzipan, even though I used normal water instead of rose water.
  • almond flavoring or sugar-free almond extract:
    You can either use a few drops of almond flavoring or 1/2 tsp of sugar-free almond extract for this recipe.
    I tried out both and can’t taste a significant difference.

    (Extracts are usually derived from the actual food product whereas flavorings can be derived from other products and just taste similar to the food product.
    Flavorings can thus be considered “not as natural” as extracts and I’d usually prefer extracts over flavorings.
    But they are often cheaper and easier to find, at least here in Europe.)

    PALEO ADAPTATIONS: Using almond extract when you’re eating a primal based diet is debated – technically it’s not paleo-friendly because it’s usually dissolved in alcohol or other chemicals.
    But: You’re only using a VERY tiny amount and because of this, I consider it suitable for the paleo diet as well.
    If you can’t find a completely paleo-friendly almond extract and you don’t want to consume a non-paleo version, i’d recommend to skip this recipe as the almond flavor is pretty important.

  • baking cacoa powder (dutch processed cacoa powder): dutch processed cacoa powder has a very strong chocolate taste and because of that it’s ideal for low carb baking.
    You only need a very tiny amount to make chocolate keto treats.
  • cinnamon: I recommend ceylon cinnamon over cassia cinnamon.
    Ceylon cinnamon is more aromatic and has a higher quality than cassia cinnamon.

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    Keto Marzipan Potatoes (Traditional German Christmas Treats)
     

    HOW TO MAKE KETO MARZIPAN:

     
    1. Mix the marzipan ingredients:
    Mix all of the ingredients for the marzipan in a large bowl.

     
    2. Knead with your hands:
    Knead everything with your hands until you get a smooth mass.

     
    3. Form the balls:
    Form small one inch (2.5cm) sized balls.

     
    4. Roll in the cacao mixture:
    Mix the baking cacao powder and the cinnamon in a separate bowl and roll the marzipan balls in the cacao mixture.

     
    5. Serve:
    Serve right away.
     

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    Nutrition Info:
    One keto marzipan potato (approx. 0.45 oz/13g) has 0.5g net carbs (1.6g total carbs and 1.1g dietary fiber), 0.9g fat, 3.4g protein, and 26 calories.

    (I try to be as accurate as possible with this information, but values may vary because of natural occurring fluctuations and different products used.)


     

    HOW TO STORE THE KETO MARZIPAN POTATOES:

    Store in an air-tight container or covered with plastic wrap either at room temperature or in the fridge and consume within 2 days. I recommend to eat them on the same day because they dry out rather quickly.

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    Enjoy this delicious holiday treat without the fear of kicking yourself out of ketosis! These Keto Marzipan Potatoes are 100% low carb, super easy and quick to make and high in fiber!

    Keto Marzipan Potatoes (Traditional German Christmas Treats)

    Yields8 Servings
    Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

    Marzipan Ingredients:
     1 oz (30g) powdered erythritol
     1 tbsp (15ml) water or rose water
    Topping:

    1

    Mix all of the ingredients for the keto marzipan in a bowl and knead with your hands until you get a smooth mass.

    2

    Form small one inch sized (2.5 cm) balls using your hands.

    3

    Add the baking cocoa powder and the cinnamon into a separate bowl and mix both.
    Roll the balls in the cacao powder until fully covered.

    4

    You can enjoy them right after making them!

    Store covered with plastic wrap or in an air-tight container either at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 days.
    I recommend to eat them on the same day though because they get hard rather quickly.

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    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 marzipan potato (approx. 0.45 oz/13g)

    Servings 8


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 26
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 0.9g2%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.6g1%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1g5%
    Protein 3.4g7%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Ingredients

    Marzipan Ingredients:
     1 oz (30g) powdered erythritol
     1 tbsp (15ml) water or rose water
    Topping:

    Directions

    1

    Mix all of the ingredients for the keto marzipan in a bowl and knead with your hands until you get a smooth mass.

    2

    Form small one inch sized (2.5 cm) balls using your hands.

    3

    Add the baking cocoa powder and the cinnamon into a separate bowl and mix both.
    Roll the balls in the cacao powder until fully covered.

    4

    You can enjoy them right after making them!

    Store covered with plastic wrap or in an air-tight container either at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 days.
    I recommend to eat them on the same day though because they get hard rather quickly.

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    Thank you for supporting my site!

    Keto Marzipan Potatoes (Traditional German Christmas Treat)

     

     
    Keto Marzipan Potatoes (Traditional German Christmas Treats)
     
     

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