Marzipan Fruit Candy

January 12th is National Marzipan Day

Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar or honey and almond meal (ground almonds), sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract.

It is often made into sweets; common uses are chocolate-covered marzipan and small marzipan imitations of fruits and vegetables. It can also be used in biscuits or rolled into thin sheets and glazed for icing cakes, primarily birthday cakes, wedding cakes and Christmas cakes. This use is particularly common in the UK, on large fruitcakes. Marzipan paste may also be used as a baking ingredient, as in stollen or banket. In some countries, it is shaped into small figures of animals as a traditional treat for New Year's Day or Christmas. Marzipan is also used in Tortell, and in some versions of king cake eaten during the Carnival season. Traditional Swedish princess cake is typically covered with a layer of marzipan that has been tinted pale green or pink.

Every January 12th :

  • Curried Chicken πŸ” Day
  • Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
  • International Kiss a Ginger Day
  • National Hot Tea πŸ«– Day
  • National Pharmacist πŸ§‘πŸΌ‍⚕️Day
  • Stick To Your New Year's Resolution Day
  • Work Harder Day

On the second Tuesday in January :

What will you be celebrating? How will you do it?