Tan and orange color homemade Persian mulberry marzipan candies arranged alternatively on a plate.
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Persian Mulberry Marzipan Candy (Toot)

Mulberry marzipan candy is a Persian sweet known as "Toot". It is super tasty, easy, vegan, gluten free and a no-bake treat made with 5 ingredients. Popular at Norooz (Persian New Year) and other holidays. (classic recipe - notes section).
Course Dessert
Cuisine Persian
Keyword Coconut Candy, Marzipan Candy, Persian Toot
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 candies
Calories 57kcal
Author Roxana Begum

Ingredients

Date Marzipan

  • cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cup dates medjool, pitted
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom ground
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1 tbsp pistachios slivered

Apricot Coconut

  • 1 cup coconut flakes dried
  • 1/2 cup apricots dried
  • 2 orange slices dried or candied orange
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds white
  • 1 tbsp pistachios slivered

Instructions

Mulberry Marzipan Candy

  • In a food processor add 1 cup almond meal, dates, cardamom and process it. Add rose water, little at a time and further process to a soft dough like consistency.
  • Add extra almond meal if mixture is sticky. Set aside in refrigerator.

Apricot Coconut Candy Variation

  • In a food processor combine the first four ingredients and process it well. Then add the honey and orange blossom water, little at a time and process until smooth.

Shaping the Candies

  • Take 1½ tsp of the mixture, roll into a ball and form a mulberry (Toot) shape of 1½ inches by tapering one end.
  • Roll the date marzipan "Toot" in some almond meal and the apricot coconut version in white poppy seeds.
  • Make a slight indentation at the rounded top of the candies and insert a pistachio sliver as a stem.
  • Arrange the mulberry marzipan candies on a serving platter and wrap it well. Or store in an airtight container.

Notes

  1. Classic Mulberry Marzipan Candy (Persian Toot)
  • 1 cup almond meal (finely ground almonds)
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom, ground
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1/4 sugar (for rolling the candies)
  • 1 tbsp pistachios, slivered
  1. Follow the instructions as above
  2. Rose water, orange blossom water and cardamom are available at middle eastern stores or online. Cardamom and white poppy seeds are available at Indian stores and online.
  3. For rolling the candies you could use ground almond flour, sugar or poppy seeds.

5. Check the full blog post above for more tips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1candy | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.4mg