The Mozartkugel (english Mozart Ball, Mozart Bonbon, Mozart Truffle or Mozart Marble) is probably the most popular souvenir you can ever take home with you from Austria. It is named after the famous musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and was first created in 1890 in Salzburg.
This version is vegan and raw, using unprocessed natural ingredients only. You can of course also use ready-made marzipan, nougat and dark chocolate if you wish. But you have to know… this one is absolutely divine and absolutely worth making it yourself.
Recipe for Mozartkugeln aka Mozart Marbles
makes around 20
Roll nougat into 20 little balls (around 5mm = 1/5 of an inch in diameter)
Create a long, 1cm thick roll with the marzipan, then cut the roll into 20 pieces of equal size.
Take one piece of marzipan, flatten it in your palm and put the nougat in the middle, closing the marzipan around it evenly.
Then make the next one.
Moisten your hands with water in between as the marzipan is quite sticky.
Dip the ball into chocolate by using a wooden stick or praline fork, then place the ball onto a plate.
Chill in the fridge until devouring.
C = cup, 240 ml
1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP
1/4 C = quarter of a cup, 60 ml or 4 TBSP
TBSP = table spoon, 15 ml or 3 tsp
tsp = tea spoon, 5 ml
“soft dates” = medjool are usually best. If necessary, soak briefly and drain. The soaking water is super sweet by the way!