Homemade Mozart balls

Mozart kugeln consists of four layers, pistachio, nougat, marzipan enclosed in chocolate. Now you can make these classic treats at home in a renewed vegan and healthy way.



Pistachio middle

  • 40g / 1,4 oz pistachios
  • 50g / 1,75 oz pitted dates
  • A pinch of salt


  • 50g / 1,75 oz dark chocolate, melted
  • 50g / 1,75 oz hazelnut butter, or other nut butter
  • 25g / 0,9 oz hazelnut, almond or coconut flour
  • A pinch of salt


  • 100g / 3,5 oz pitted dates
  • 50g / 1,75 oz almond flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder


  • Melted chocolate for dipping


  1. If you’re using Welloteket’s Nougat spread, make sure to let it chill in the freezer for at least half an hour.
  2. For the pistachio middle, use a food processor or powerful blender and process the pistachios until they becomes a fine meal. Add the dates and salt, and process further until it becomes a smooth “dough”. Line a cookie pan, plate or something like it with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Divide the pistachio dough into ten small balls. Place the balls onto the prepared plate and let chill in the fridge.
  3. If you’re making your own nougat, simply mix together the melted chocolate, nut butter, nut flour, and salt in a small bowl. Let set in the fridge until the mixture is mouldable, which takes around 15 minutes.
  4. For the marzipan, start by quickly cleaning your food processor or blender. Put the dates, almond flour, vanilla, and salt in your food processor/blender and process until you get a smooth and firm “dough”. Divide into 10 equally sized balls and let them chill in the fridge.
  5. If you would rather like to watch how to do the following two steps, there are two videos of me showing how to do it above! While you let the marzipan chill, take the pistachio balls and nougat out of the fridge. Regardless of what kind of nougat you use, take around a teaspoon of the nougat and create a flat circle. Place a pistachio ball in your nougat circle and fold the sides of the circle and shape a bigger ball. Do this to all the pistachio balls.
  6. Take the marzipan out of the fridge. Take a marzipan ball and shape it into another flat circle and fold the sides and shape an even bigger ball. Do this to all the other pistachio nougat balls.
  7. Lastly, dip your balls in the melted chocolate, let set and enjoy!


*Or half a jar of Welloteket’s Nougat spread

Keywords: Mozart kugeln, balls, Christmas, treats, sweets, candy, vegan, gluten free, healthy

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