I come from a part of the world (Europe) where marzipan can be found in many different shapes and colors. You can find it shaped like cartoon characters, animals, or anything else that makes children happy, and their birthday cakes awesome looking. It can be either covered in chocolate or plain. Meant to be consumed as a sweet snack or used as an ingredient for cakes, cookies, and such.
I used to dislike marzipan. That was a long time ago, even before my teenage years. Thus, I can’t really remember the reason for disliking it. Might have been that the versions I tried as a child really weren’t that good. You see, marzipan should mostly be made out of almond meal and sugar, and I do remember liking almonds and having a crazily sweet tooth. Anyways, even nowadays, cheap marzipan candy can be pretty disappointing. And mostly full of high fructose corn syrup.
In a way, marzipan is a bit like sushi. When it’s your first time, you should try the high-quality stuff and understand the ingredients. Only then you can decide whether you hate it or love it. I find it funny how my significant other disliked it before he’d learn that the thing consists mostly of almonds. He then completely changed the perspective, and suddenly began to like it.
This recipe has nothing to do with almonds, though. Marzipan can also be made out of pistachios, and as I happen to love pistachio flavor, I decided to go for it.
I do realize that pistachio nuts are not the lowest in carbs, but since I’m a relatively healthy person (if I exclude chronic migraines and such before going keto), living a keto lifestyle for the sake of general health, I might as well enjoy life, right?
These chocolate covered pistachio marzipan bites are almost a boutique case of a dessert. They’re easy to make, but make you feel special with every single bite. The dark chocolate cover acts like magic around the pistachio flavor. If you’ve ever loved pistachio, you’re going to be nut about these!
If you’ve ever loved pistachio, you’re going to be nut about these!