Homemade Marzipan Honeybees
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Paleo
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An easy, wholesomely sweet snack that's fun to make with kids, with no refined sugar, grains, or dairy.
Ingredients
  • 1⅛ cup honey
  • 4 cups almond flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Fill a large mixing bowl with ice water.
  2. Attach a candy thermometer to a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add honey. Heat over medium- heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally (I prefer using a silicone spoon) until temperature reaches 240.
  3. Remove from heat (but leave the element on the stove on, and turn up to medium-low if you had it on low) and place pot in the prepared cold water bath. Stir honey until very creamy and thick (about 5 minutes).
  4. Place back on the burner, turn up heat to medium and add the egg whites, almond flour, almond extract, and turmeric. Stir constantly for another 3-4 minutes.
  5. Pour mixture into the bowl of a Kitchen Aid or other standing mixer. Turn mixer to lowest setting with paddle attachment and allow to mix until cooled to room temperature (about half an hour).
  6. Once cooled, place in tupperware or other container and chill in refrigerator for about an hour.
  7. When you're ready to roll your bees, melt the chocolate in a small saucepan (I use medium heat for just a few minutes, then once the chocolate starts to melt, remove from heat and beat with a silicone whisk until smooth). Set aside and let cool a bit, as it's going to be piped from a ziploc in a few.
  8. Lay out some wax or parchment paper. Working quickly (so the mixture doesn't get too warm and thus sticky) roll about a heaping tablespoon of the marzipan into adorably oblong bumblebee shapes.
  9. Once they're all laid out, pour the chocolate into a ziploc baggie and cut a TINY hole in one corner, for piping. Drizzle stripes onto the bees - 2 or 3 stripes, your choice.
  10. Finish by placing two sliced almond wings into each.
Recipe by Healthy Family Recipes at http://www.apronstringsblog.com/marzipan-honeybees/