Mazapan is a crumbly, sweet, and delicious Mexican candy made with toasted peanuts and powdered sugar. This easy recipe is perfect gift for peanut lovers
2-inch (5cm) round cookie cutter
(unsalted and toasted)
Place peanuts in a food processor. Run the processor a few times to make a roughly mixture.
Add the powdered sugar and continue processing in intervals, scrapping the sides and the bottom of the bowl, until a fine powder mixture forms (read note 1).
Place a small square of parchment paper on a flat surface and arrange the cookie cutter you’re using on it.
Fill the cookie cutter with the peanut mixture.
Using the same spoon, press it down hard to compact well the mixture.
Remove the cookie cutter by gently pressing on the sides, not on the middle, little by little until the mold comes out.
Carefully transfer the mazapan onto a serving plate or wrap it if you want to eat it later.
You can use up to 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar. Just make sure to add it one tablespoon at time, process, and check the texture.
Do not process the peanuts for too long or they will become oily.
Don’t hesitate to press hard when forming the mazapanes, the harder, the compact the treats will be, therefore the easiest to remove from the mold and keep its form.
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Maricruz Avalos F.