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Pistachio and marzipan logs recipe

Pistachio and marzipan logs recipe

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A super easy idea for an edible Christmas gift, these marzipan logs are delicious and really quick to make, too. The logs will keep for up to two weeks in an airtight container so they are a great option to make ahead of the big day. See method

  • Serves 16
  • 10 mins to prepare and 5mins to cook, plus 1hr cooling
  • 215 calories / serving


  • 150g plain chocolate
  • 50g dried sweetened cranberries
  • 50g shelled pistachio nuts
  • icing sugar to dust
  • 1 x 500g pack natural marzipan

For the drizzle (optional):

  • 50g white chocolate

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 14%
  • Saturates

    3g 15%
  • Sugars

    31g 34%
  • Salt

    0.5g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 31.6g Protein 3g Fibre 0.7g


  1. Finely chop 50g of the milk or plain chocolate with the cranberries and pistachio nuts, reserving a few pieces of the nuts and the berries to decorate.
  2. Dust a work surface with icing sugar. Roll marzipan into a rectangle 23x33cm (9x13in). Cut into 4 equal pieces. Sprinkle each with chopped chocolate and nut mixture then roll up tightly to make log shapes.
  3. Melt remaining milk or plain chocolate in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (or heat in the microwave until melted). Spread over the logs and leave in a cool place to set.
  4. Melt the white chocolate in the same way. Drizzle over the logs and decorate with pistachio and cranberry pieces. Leave to cool, cut in slices and giftwrap in transparent bags tied with ribbon. Keep for 2 weeks in an airtight container.

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