Marzipan is a dessert consisting primarily of sugar and almond meal and is loved by both children and adults. The marzipan can be flavored with rosewater, covered with granulated sugar or dipped in chocolate.
It is often made into sweets: common uses are marzipan-filled chocolate and small marzipan imitations of fruits and vegetables.
In Argentina and other Latin American countries - marzipan is known as mazapán, it being traditionally eaten at Christmas. The Argentinean recipe calls for peanuts rather than almonds in order to prepare this delicious "Mazapan".
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