Chocolate-Dipped Marzipan Balls (German Christmas Candy)
2 (8 ounce) cans almond paste
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons amaretto, divided
4 teaspoons almond extract, divided
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup cornstarch
16 ounces Hershey’s special dark chocolate
5 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
In a large bowl, cut almond paste into chunks; add egg whites, amaretto and almond extract. Mix well. Add cornstarch. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, a small amount at a time, to stiffen. Chill overnight.
Roll mixture into balls. Melt chocolates together over double boiler (or melt in microwave). Dip balls into chocolate and chill in refrigerator.