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Easy Mazapan Recipe

Enjoy making this easy Mazapan recipe at home! This crumbly, sweet & delicious Mexican candy only requires two ingredients: peanuts & confectioners sugar.
Course snacks, Treats
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 7 mazapan
Calories 250kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • Food processor or blender


  • 1 ½  cups roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup Powder sugar for a more firm texture.


  • In a food processor (preferred method) or blender, add the 1 ½ cup of peanuts and the 1 cup confectioners sugar. Puree until you reach a fine and powdery texture.
  • Scoop the ground peanut mixture to a cookie mold and begin pressing it down with your fingers, the back of a spatula or spoon.
  • Don't be afraid to press very hard! The more compact the mixture is the better it'll keep its form.
  • Remove them very gently as they break very easily. Tip: Push from the sides of the mold and not from the center. Do it a little bit at the time to avoid braking it.


Store in an airtight container or individually in plastic wrap.
Makes about 7 round mazapanes @ 2.25" 


Serving: 1mazapan | Sodium: 114mg | Sugar: 18g | Fiber: 2g | Calories: 250kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 16g | Protein: 8g | Carbohydrates: 23g