Homemade marrons glacés

Marron glacé. This is a treat I had to accustom my palate to.  All my life up until 3 years ago I assumed I did not like marron glacé! Why? Because as a child I tried it and hated it and so I grew up thinking I didn’t like it.

My mother, on the other hand, loves it and always has. Three mother’s days ago, I decided to change the routine and make her marrons glacés instead.

When I had my BDesserts business I got some of my supplies from a local company that imports French products called FAMECO and they sent out recipes on a monthly basis and one of them was how to make marrons glacés. It seemed fairly easy and it was. This is when I had my first bite as an adult and fell in love with it.

I made it again yesterday and this what you need:

1 tin of 1000 grams of chestnuts in syrup available in Kuwait from here or you can also try here.


500 grams of icing sugar mixed with 150 ml water  and the seeds of 1 vanilla pod in a pan over low heat until sugar melts. Take off heat. Cool the sugar syrup until the temperature reaches 30 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, heat oven to 105 degrees Celcius and prepare a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.

Dip the chestnuts in the sugar syrup and place on baking sheet. Bake for 90 seconds only!

Place the baking sheet in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

drying and looking beautiful!

Two hours later…


This makes a fun and personalized gift idea. It is so simple to make. I’m sure even a novice baker can do it!


2 thoughts on “Homemade marrons glacés

  1. i know this is irrelavent, but u mentioned that u “had” bdesserts..does that mean u stopped the business?! im asking this because ive been looking for ur website for a year or so now, i kind of craved some of ur dessert (never had em but the pics and selection were different from wat were used to)..what happened?

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