Almond horns are a naturally gluten-free sweet treat made out of marzipan, almond meal, and sugar. After this, they are rolled in almond flakes and dipped in chocolate! 

From the appealing flavor to the chewy texture, there is so much to love about this almond horn recipe.

Let’s make this recipe.

Almond horn

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 280 kcal


For the dough

  • 7 oz almond paste
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg

For the outside

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 2/3 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  • Preheat the oven to 175 ° C and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.

If you use a food processor

  • Break the almond paste into pieces and place in a food processor bowl. Add the remaining dough ingredients and pulse until the dough forms. It will be sticky, but just the way it should be.

If you are not using a food processor

  • Divide the almond paste into about 2" pieces. Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. You can use a hand mixer or your hands to combine everything. It will also be sticky, but that's the way the dough should be.
  • Prepare almond flakes.
  • Shape into a 20 g ball, then make a horseshoe shape or, as cookies are popularly called, shape the horns.
  • Whisk the egg whites, then coat the whole cookies with egg whites.
  • Dip the cookie into the sliced ​​almonds.
  • Arrange the horns in a baking tray with a certain spacing, as they will swell quite a bit.
  • Bake for 14-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on a baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • When cool, combine the melted chocolate with a little coconut oil in a small bowl.
  • Dip the ends of each cookie into the chocolate. Return to the parchment-lined sheet and allow to harden completely. You can also put them in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Keyword Almond horn, Almond horn dessert, Easy Almond Dessert Recipe

Recommended ingredients

Can I use almond paste instead?

Yes, almond paste may be used instead with the following changes: Use 12 ounces almond paste, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 2 ounces finely ground almonds.

Store bought marzipan or homemade marzipan?

Although this recipe is very easy to make, you still need some raw marzipan. However, store-bought marzipan is very expensive. This is why I recommend making yours at home. In addition to being cheap, homemade marzipan also tastes better and it is healthier.

How long can almond cookies last?

These almond cookies can last for up to 3 weeks. Thus, you can make them ahead before you are ready to use them. 

Also, you can freeze them for several months without compromising taste or quality.

Health benefits of almond horn


Who else loves the sound of this? Almond horns are gluten-free. 

A gluten-free diet can provide many health benefits, especially for those with celiac disease. It may help reduce chronic inflammation,  ease digestive symptoms, boost energy and promote weight loss.

Lowers cholesterol levels

According to this study, eating 1.5 ounces (42 grams) of almonds per day lowered LDL cholesterol by 5.3 mg/dL while maintaining “good” HDL cholesterol.

Blood sugar control

Almonds are very high in magnesium. Moreover, a lot of people do not get enough of this mineral. A high magnesium intake may offer major improvement for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome

Weight loss

What’s more beautiful than eating delicious foods without gaining any weight? With almonds, you can please your taste buds and overall health without gaining a single weight.

Seems like you should go stock up some almonds? You will be glad you did!

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