Christmas Marzipan Squares

This is my favourite Christmas square recipe! These tasty festive Christmas Marzipan Squares will be the highlight of any Holiday Dessert Tray.

Christmas Marzipan Squares

And as per usual, I put my twist on this recipe. I doubled the recipe for the base, cake and icing and the result is cake-like squares that are so delicious I could eat them all day long!  

But I won’t. These squares freeze well, even iced, so they are going straight into a Christmas tin, then into the freezer to have on hand for the holiday season.


Tips For Making Christmas Marzipan Squares

  • There are 2 baking temperatures in this recipe. The Base is baked at 350 degrees F and the Cake is baked at 375 degrees F.
  • If the recipe is doubled, bake the Base a few minutes longer until light golden brown, but don’t overbake the Base or it will become hard and difficult to remove from the pan.
  • If you’re freezing the bars, place the bars in a single layer in the container. Or you can freeze the Cake part only, and frost when you’ve thawed out the squares to serve.
The icing looks like snow!

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Christmas Marzipan Squares

Linda KrenzLinda Krenz
These tasty festive Christmas Marzipan Squares will be the highlight of any Holiday Dessert Tray.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert



  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • raspberry jam


  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • red & green food colouring

Butter Icing

  • 2 tbsp soft butter
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp almond extract



  • Mix all base ingredients.
  • Pat into greased 9 inch square pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Do not overbake.
  • Immediately spread with thin layer of raspberry jam.


  • Mix all cake ingredients together.
  • Divide into 2 equal portions.
  • Add drops of red food colouring to one portion and green to another.
  • Spread the first portion over the base, then the second portion.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Cool and ice with butter icing.

Butter Icing

  • Using an electric mixer, blend all butter icing ingredients.
  • Spread evenly over Christmas Marzipan Squares.
  • Chill to set, then cut into squares.
Keyword Christmas Marzipan Squares, Marzipan Squares

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