Recipe for Chocolate-Dipped Marzipan Balls


    Chocolate-Dipped Marzipan Balls (German Christmas Candy)

    2 (8 ounce) cans almond paste
    2 large egg whites
    2 tablespoons amaretto, divided
    4 teaspoons almond extract, divided
    4 cups confectioners' sugar
    1 cup cornstarch
    16 ounces Hershey's special dark chocolate
    5 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

    In a large bowl, cut almond paste into chunks; add egg whites, amaretto and almond extract. Mix well. Add cornstarch. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, a small amount at a time, to stiffen. Chill overnight.

    Roll mixture into balls. Melt chocolates together over double boiler (or melt in microwave). Dip balls into chocolate and chill in refrigerator.