Years ago, I used to get these Mexican peanut candies at the store by my house and I loved them. . .
. . . but I also found them just a touch too sweet, so I decided to give them a go at home. . .
. . . with half the sugar and a tiny bit of honey. . .
. . . they came out perfectly sweet. . .
. . . and quickly turned into. . .
. . . my new (old) favorite treat!
Mazapanes de Cacahuate: Peanut Marzipan Candies
- 2 cups roasted unsalted peanuts
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 pinch of salt
In a food processor, pulse the peanuts until they form a course meal. Add the sugar and salt and pulse again until well incorporated.
Add the honey and continue processing the mixture until the peanuts begin to release their oil and it forms a thick paste.
Cut about fifty 3" x 4" pieces of wax paper. Place a teaspoon of the peanut paste on a sheet of wax paper and roll it up. Twist the ends in different directions to secure. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Makes about 50 pieces of candy. They are roughly 40 calories per candy and contain 1.5 grams of protein. Perfect for curbing those afternoon hunger pangs or for kiddo hunger meltdowns that need a little quick protein in a sweet package.
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