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Mock Marzipan (Nut Free)

This version of marzipan contains no nuts and is allergy friendly!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup (approx.)


  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable shortening
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon imitation almond extract
  • food coloring liquid or gel


  • Beat shortening until light and fluffy. Add corn syrup and salt. Beat well. Gradually add powdered sugar. Add extract.
  • Gather mixture together into a ball and knead until smooth. If mixture is too dry to knead, add water, a few drops at a time to reach a good kneading consistency. If mixture becomes sticky, coat hands and kneading surface lightly with additional powdered sugar.
  • Divide and color as desired with liquid or paste food coloring. Keep marzipan covered while working with it to avoid drying out. Store in a tightly covered plastic container at room temperature if not using immediately. Mock Marzipan will remain soft and pliable about one week. It can be frozen up to 3 months.


Source: Adapted from Imperial Sugar
You're Gonna Bake It After All
Keyword dessert, gluten free