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The easiest Christmas Cookies ever – German Marzipan Balls (vegan & gluten-free)

These German Marzipan Balls are the easiest Christmas Cookies ever! Vegan, gluten-free and only 2 ingredients needed! Have you got 5 minutes?

German Marzipan Balls |

I’ve been making these little 2-ingredient German Marzipan Balls for many years now and I still love them. They are so easy, yet sooo delicious! And to show how easy they are to make, I’ve even made a little video. It’s my first recipe video, so I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think! I’m trying to make more videos in the future, but I have to start somewhere.

Watch how to make German Marzipan Balls – Recipe Video (1 min)

German Marzipan Balls |

To be honest, I didn’t even want to write a recipe post for these, because these vegan & gluten-free German Marzipan Balls are so easy to make… but that should never be an excuse, right? What’s wrong with “too easy” recipes? They make life easier! And these cute little no-bake balls are perfect to add to cookie platters. Not every cookie has to be a lot of work!

The easiest Christmas Cookies ever - German Marzipan Balls (vegan & gluten-free)

Elephantastic Vegan
The easiest Christmas cookies ever! German Marzipan Balls. 2 ingredients only. Vegan & gluten-free!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Austrian, German, Vegan
Servings 15 balls
Calories 18 kcal



  • Pick off little bits of the marzipan and roll them into balls.
  • Roll them around in the cocoa powder until coated and they're ready!


Calories: 18kcalCarbohydrates: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 10mgSugar: 1gCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.1mg
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German Marzipan Balls |

German Marzipan Balls |

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Recipe Rating

Kristy @ Southern In Law

Tuesday 29th of December 2015

Yum! These look delicious! I always love adding a couple of no-bake recipes into my holiday baking list as it means I can multitask!

Audrey @ Unconventional Baker

Sunday 27th of December 2015

There's nothing ever wrong with "too easy"! :) These look delicious.


Monday 28th of December 2015

Thank you, Audrey, I really appreciate it! I didn't feel like baking many different Christmas cookies this year so these no-bake versions were perfect for me :D


Saturday 26th of December 2015

I love how easy these are! Oh yum! I need to make some marzipan ASAP so I can make these <3


Monday 28th of December 2015

Thanks Kyra! Trying out homemade marzipan is on my list as well. :)

Lois Carter Crawford

Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

3 tablespoons of marzipan to make 22 cookies? Am I reading this right?


Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

Hi Lois, it was about 3 tablespoons (US measurements) of marzipan (you can see the amount of marzipan in the video). 100g.. if you have a kitchen scale. Of course it depends on how big you want to make the Marzipan Balls.. I prefer smaller ones so I was left with 22 Marzipan Balls.

Strength and Sunshine

Sunday 20th of December 2015

Easiest "balls" ever ;) I found some gluten-free marzipan in the store finally...but was turned off by all the icky stuff in it.....i need to make my own marzipan!

Carmen Young

Friday 15th of December 2017

Hi Bianca, Doesn’t marzipan include eggs or egg whites usually? I would love to make the vegan version of these.


Tuesday 22nd of December 2015

Apparently it's really difficult to get some marzipan in the US. To my knowledge, marzipan should be gluten-free as it is. So very weird! I've been planning on doing a post about homemade marzipan because it's so hard to get it on some parts of the world. Marzipan is great for christmas baking :)