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.
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.