Anna Olson’s homemade marzipan is given a tasty twist with a chocolate dip.
On a clean work surface, gently knead the marzipan to soften it, using a sprinkling of icing sugar as needed on the surface to keep the marzipan from sticking. Roll out the marzipan to about ¼ -inch (6 mm) thick and use a small cookie cutter (1 1/2–inches/40 mm is a nice portion) to cut out shapes. Place these on a parchment-lined baking tray.
Melt the chocolate in a metal bowl placed over a pot filled with an inch of barely simmering water, stirring gently until smooth. Remove the bowl from the heat and dip each marzipan piece into the chocolate half way and shake off excess chocolate before placing on the tray to set. Let the chocolate set (or chill for just 10 minutes) and then store in an airtight container.