Halloween Marzipan Treats

Make these no-bake rose water and saffron, black sesame, and orange blossom water marzipan recipes for a fun and tasty Halloween activity.

Rose Water & Saffron Marzipan

Homemade rose water and saffron marzipan is an easy-to-make treat with a gourmet twist. It will definitely wow your friends and family.

Black Sesame Marzipan

Black sesame marzipan combines the rich flavor of black sesame paste with delicate almond for a nutty and delicious Halloween treat.

Orange Blossom Water Marzipan

Boo! This floral and aromatic marzipan is so easy to make, it's scary.


3 cups almond flour

3 cups powdered sugar

3 teaspoons rose water and/or orange blossom water

1 teaspoon saffron threads

2 teaspoons black sesame paste

Make the dough

Sift together the powdered sugar and almond flour. Add the flavorings for each recipe, slowly adding small amounts of water to make a smooth dough.


Dust your work surface and a rolling pin with powdered sugar. Then, roll out the dough to about 1/4-inch thick.


Roll out the dough

Shape the marzipan

Use Halloween-themed mini cookie cutters to create fun, spooky shapes.  Gather the remaining dough scraps, form a ball, and roll them out again until you've used all of the dough.


Dry the treats

Place your marzipan shapes on a piece of parchment paper or another nonstick surface to dry. Let them rest for at least 30 minutes, then enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to about a week.


Make them now!

These marzipan treats are easy to make and don't require any baking. That makes them a great autumn activity to try with kids (and kids-at-heart!)

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