Halloween Marzipan Truffles

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Halloween Marzipan Truffles

Pay attention. We’re about to go with the classy Halloween treats.

You know, the ones that don’t have eyeballs or gummi worms all over them. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I saw a spiderweb chocolate tart a week or two ago that was so gorgeous it made my mouth drop open.

These truffles are easy and a perfect Halloween party treat. They’re simply marzipan dipped in chocolate with some orange flair! Orange is the new black and all. At least, this time of year.

Halloween Marzipan Truffles

The onslaught of holidays between October and January makes the descending temperatures more bearable. I mean, we’re distracted, making cute crafty things and getting our inner Martha Stewarts on. It’s fun. But what happens January 2nd? Ever thought about that?

Pure freezing sadness, people. Seriously. It’s cold and bleak, and the winter stretches on through the next two and half to three months. Maybe Valentine’s Day helps a bit, but there’s just no way to love February.

Halloween Marzipan Truffles

I’m not sure where I’m going with this, except to tell you to get your holiday on while you can. Because after that, it’s all about those sad trees with no leaves. That’s why the yellow, orange and red-leafed trees give me pause. Beautiful, yes. The beginning of the end, also yes.

Okay, now that I’ve depressed you, I’ll lift your spirits with these truffles. I dipped them, but my kids helped with the piping. Can you tell? I decided to sacrifice straight lines for happy children. Besides, they look more Halloween-like this way anyway, with all the twisted lines. Right?

Halloween Marzipan Truffles

These could not be easier to put together. Buy marzipan at the store, check. Dye it orange with food gel, check. Roll into balls and dip into melting chocolate, check. The orange candy melt flair is optional. Just use a chocolate melting candy you like. Ghirardelli is my favorite, since the quality of their melting chocolate is pretty great.

Halloween Marzipan Truffles

The best thing about dipping marzipan is that it doesn’t want to fall apart in the chocolate melts. It goes in and out like a charm. No worries, mates!

When all’s said and done, you have yet another Halloween treat, and this one is cute and snazzy. It would be a welcome addition to any grown-up costume party, so if you’re lucky enough to have plans, take these along! If not, join me. I’ll be cowering behind my front door, avoiding trick-or-treaters and thinking about summer. Because those cold months, they’re a-coming!


Halloween Marzipan Truffles


1 package marzipan (I used Solo brand)
red food coloring gel
yellow food coloring gel
chocolate candy melts (I used Ghirardelli)
orange candy melts (I used Wilton)


  1. In a bowl, mix the red and yellow food coloring gels into the marzipan until you reach a desired shade of uniform orange. I opted for a brighter orange for Halloween.
  2. Roll the marzipan into one-inch balls. Place on waxed paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. Heat the chocolate melts according to package directions. Carefully dip each marzipan ball into the chocolate, using a fork to pick up each truffle so that chocolate drips through the tines. Slide each truffle onto the paper or baking mat with a toothpick. Allow the chocolate to set.
  4. Heat the orange candy melts according to package directions. Place it into a piping bag with a narrow round tip.
  5. Pipe the orange candy melts carefully onto the truffles in whatever pattern you desire. Allow to set.
  6. Store in an airtight container.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss

    I think these truffles are just adorable! And this is my first Halloween giving out candy (I used to live on basically a highway), but I’m pretty sure that’s how I’ll be spending Halloween. Hiding from the kids and hoping they don’t come to the door so I have an excuse to eat those Reese’s I’ve been so diligently avoiding. Here’s to hoping!
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    1. Mir

      That’s cool now that you’re not on a highway anymore! Hope you can get plenty of Reese’s!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    These truffles look delicious, Mir! I love that you used marzipan, what a creative idea! I would gladly take this over candy any day!
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    1. Mir

      Me, too. Thanks, Gayle!

  3. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    These truffles are gorgeous! I’ve never had marzipan before. I feel like I’m missing out on something great!

    1. Mir

      You should try it sometime, Jen! It’s worth trying!

  4. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    I never look forward to January or February. It’s cold and dark. February is also when we usually get our worst winter weather in NC. You are so right that the holidays make the cold weather tolerable, but it’s all downhill from there! Now, I need a bit of cheering up after that, so I’m going to just look at these adorable truffles with your kids’ squiggly lines and focus on holidays!
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    1. Mir

      Yep, February is pretty much the worst ever. I’m glad you’re enjoying the squiggly lines!

  5. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    haha, love these classy Halloween marzipan truffles! and love the orange decoration! Orange is totally the new black! have a great and safe Halloween, Mir!!
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    1. Mir

      You too, Alice! Enjoy that house with the giant Snickers bars!

  6. Manali @ CookWithManali

    haha Mir you totally depressed me! I was imagining lifeless tress after holidays are over and basically everything looking so dull! But then these truffles cheered me up! Have a great weekend!
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    1. Mir

      I’m sorry, Manali! Didn’t mean to get so grim. 🙂

  7. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These are so cute and perfect for today! Happy Halloween 🙂
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    1. Mir

      You too, Medha!

  8. CakePants

    These look wonderful, and I love that you made (as you say) “classy Halloween treats” – I’m all for having fun, but some of the overly gory/realistic Halloween treats make my stomach turn a little! I didn’t see this in time for Halloween, but with different colors, these will make a lovely Christmas gift or stocking stuffer!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much! Yep, I’m with you on the eyeballs and gross stuff in my dessert. I’m just not into that!

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