Mazapanes de Cacahuate (Peanut Marzipans)

Peanut marzipans are Mexican candies. Little disks of ground peanuts and sugar, that’s it! Wendy introduced these little bad boys to me a long time ago. In stores, you can find these made by the Mexican candy company De La Rosa, wrapped in plastic and sold as four packs. Think, Resee’s Peanut butter cup without the chocolate and the chemicals…better yet, scratch that, don’t compare these to Resee’s at all, these are better. These taste awesome and are super easy to make, what more could you want for homemade candy?

Mazapanes de Cacahuate (Peanut Marzipans)
 
Recipe from My Sweet Mexico by Fany Gerson
Makes 10-12 marzipans
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (304 grams) roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1½ cups (182 grams) powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Grind the peanuts in a food processor to break them up.
  2. Add the sugar and continue to processing until the peanuts release their oil and a compact paste is formed. This will take a bit of time so be patient.
  3. Put some of the paste into a 2-inch diameter cookie cutter. Press it down until compact. You want it in to come up about half way in the cutter after compact. Store covered in the refrigerator.
Notes
Though not traditional, if you need some chocolate by all means dunk these in some

 

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