Vacuum cleaners

Why are they called vacuums? No idea. But we do know that they are flavored with punsch
(liqueur that is flavored with arrack), sometimes called Sweden’s national drink.

Difficulty level: Medium
There's no baking involved but your sculpting skills may be challenged to get them
just right. Although we think they're tasty no matter what they look like!

Makes 12


1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened

4 tbsp powdered sugar

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 ¼ cups cake or cookie crumbs
(muffins or any leftover cake will do, go for something neutral in flavor)

4 tbsp swedish punsch
(or 1 tbsp of rum)

12 oz marzipan, the color green is preferred, but pink also works

2 ½ oz dark, semi-sweet chocolate

  1. Place the crumbs in a bowl.

  2. Mix in the butter, and then cocoa, powdered sugar, and punsch.

  3. Roll out thin logs of the dough and place in the fridge to firm up for about 30 minutes. 

  4. Roll out the marzipan and shape it around the dough logs. 

  5. Place them with the seam side down and cut into about 2" long pieces. 

  6. Dip the ends in melted chocolate.

  7. Put them back into the fridge again for 30 minutes before serving them. 

Rumor has it that they are even better the next day, but we can't verify that as we've never been able to wait that long!