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Homemade Mozart balls - Mozartkugler

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Homemade Mozart balls - Mozartkugler

Homemade Mozart balls - Mozartkugler

5th Day of Christmas.

Mozart balls or Mozartkugler is a small, round confection made of marzipan, nougat and dark chocolate, named after the famous musician and composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Normally the marzipan will be made of pistachios, but here I use regular almond marzipan, just adding chopped pistachios, for taste and crunch. 

These Mozart balls has been a family favorite for years.

Makes 15-18


200 g marzipan

100 g soft hazelnut-chocolate (blød nougat)

20 g raw pistachios

150 g dark chocolate, I use Valrhona


Chop up the pistachios very finely. Put in a bowl and set aside.

Dice up the hazelnut-chocolate into ⅓ inch (1 cm) cubes. Roll the cubes in the pistachios. Cover the cubes in marzipan. 

Temper the chocolate, and dip the balls in the chocolate. Place on a piece of parchment paper for the chocolate to set.

Store chocolates in an air tight container in the refrigerator. They will keep for a few weeks in the refrigerator.