This blog article also had some other information on the benefits of almonds along with pictures of the Marzipan. You can find this article here: http://rawfoodfortruth.blogspot.com/2011/06/real-raw-marzipan.html
(Makes 1 marzipan log - 5 in long, 2 in ∅)
1 ½ cup almonds*
4 to 5 TBSP agave syrup/maple syrup (not raw)/honey (not vegan)/your favorite sugar, melted
1 tsp almond extract
cacao powder/cinnamon for rolling (optional)
soak the almonds for a couple of hours or until you’re able to remove their skin (raw method) or, as an alternative, blanch them (not a raw method) and then remove their skin.
dry the almonds and, using a food processor, process them into crumbs, then add the sweetener and the almond extract and process the mix until clumps form
place the paste into a bowl and make sure it’s well combined; form into a ball or the shape of a log by hand. It really is up to your imagination…you can just roll it into cacao powder or make figures out of it (it behaves like edible playdough) or roll it out and cut cookies out of it or slice it…anything your heart desires.
serve as it is or use your healthy marzipan to decorate a birthday cake.