Boozy Marzipan Speculoos Truffles

My Boozy Marzipan Speculoos Truffles are easy to make and the perfect last minute Christmas gift – that is, if you can part with them! 

Boozy Marzipan Speculoos Gingerbread Truffles coated in white chocolate and shredded coconut
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 Today I share with you one of my most cherished German Christmas recipes! Boozy Marzipan Speculoos Truffles!
Like most of my Christmas recipes, this also happens to be a German recipe. Maybe you can tell by the amounts of marzipan and ground speculoos cookies.

Looking for an edible gift? Make these easy Marzipan & Speculoos Gingerbread Truffles!

These Boozy Marzipan Gingerbread Truffles are the perfect edible present! Trust me, I make this recipe every year and everyone loves it – there are friends of mine who will not see me on Christmas Day without them.
As opposed to chocolate-based truffles, these marzipan truffles hold their shape really well and don’t require cooling! Just put them into a (handcrafted?) box or bag and store them at room temperature until it’s time for presents!
My recipe for these Marzipan Gingerbread Truffles is more than simple! No baking required and no tempering of chocolate. All you have to do is grind some speculoos cookies and knead them into grated marzipan.
As a glue, we use fun ingredients like English orange marmalade, rum, amaretto and gingerbread spice.

What is gingerbread spice and can I make it myself? 

Yes, no one should have to buy that readymade! It’s a simple blend of 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cloves and 1/4 tsp nutmeg.
For a more Christmas-y feel, I like to dip my Marzipan Gingerbread Truffles into melted white chocolate to give them that festive look and a slight crunch when you bite into them!
To mix things up a bit, I roll some of my Marzipan Speculoos Gingerbread Truffle in unsweetened coconut flakes right after dipping!
Marzipan Speculoos Gingerbread Truffles coated with shredded coconut on a little cookie stand

Tips for making the best Marzipan & Speculoos Gingerbread Truffles: 

  • To make grating easier, I find it helps to put the marzipan in the fridge to firm it up a bit.
  • For the Marzipan Speculoos Truffles, you need Speculoos Cookies. Though I have seen them a lot in Canadian Supermarkets lately,  you might just as well order them online. I find these Speculoos Cookies quite delicious. 
  • I like to use orange marmalade and a mix of rum and amaretto to get some bold, festive flavors into out Gingerbread Truffles! Feel free to pick a different light jam, like apricot.
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Marzipan Speculoos Cookie Butter Truffles covered in white chocolate with a candle in the background
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Boozy Marzipan Speculoos Truffles

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, German
Keyword Christmas, cookie butter, easy recipes, edible gifts, homemade chocolates, marzipan truffles, truffles, white chocolate
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 35 pieces
Calories 150 kcal


  • 2 tbsp orange marmalade
  • 200 g Speculoos cookies
  • 200 g marzipan
  • 1 tsp gingerbread spice see above
  • 2 tbsp amaretto liqueur
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • 200 g white chocolate
  • 100 g unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Heat the orange marmalade in a small pot or in the microwave for a couple of seconds. Take off heat and stir well. Grind cookies in a food processor and grate the marzipan.

  2. Knead all the ingredients apart from chocolate and coconut together until a homogeneous dough forms. Let the truffle dough rest while you melt the white chocolate in the microwave or over a baine marie.
  3. Roll the truffles using about 1 tsp at a time, dip the truffles into the white chocolate and roll about half of them in the grated coconut flakes. Let them cool on a wire rack until the chocolate has set.
  4. Store at room temperature in cookie tins.
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