Peanut Mazapanes #SundaySupper

Peanut Mazapanes #SundaySupper

Spanish was always one of my favorite classes in school.  I started taking it in second grade and continued into college.  It always seemed so cool to be learning another language.  From learning colors and numbers in grade school to verb conjugation in middle, and writing one page papers in high school to a textbook without English in college, my love and fascination with the language only grew.

I didn’t mind practicing vocabulary with Mom, showing off my pronunciation skills.  I always wanted to start speaking Spanish in the middle of conversations.  “How are you?”  “Muy bien, gracias!”  But I refrained, knowing people already thought I was weird enough.

Peanut Mazapanes #SundaySupper

Peanut Mazapanes #SundaySupper

My Spanish teachers were some of my favorites too.  It was always easier to go to class and learn and retain information when I liked who was teaching it to me.  I still think back to some of my Spanish teachers and smile.  I can’t say that about much of my time in school.  A lot of my Spanish vocabulary has vanished with lack of use, and I never became fluent like I hoped, but I still love the language and remember some of it.

It’s funny, I remember Day of the Dead parties much more than Cinco de Mayo parties, but I’m sure we had them.  I like to imagine they involved chips and salsa, piñatas, and no homework.  Definitely no homework.

Peanut Mazapanes #SundaySupper

Peanut Mazapanes #SundaySupper

I’m so happy we’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a Sunday Supper fiesta today.  I made Peanut Mazapanes, a traditional Mexican candy.  These are so easy to make.  Just three ingredients and a food processor leave you with a fun and delectable no bake treat.  Soft and creamy with a bit of texture from peanuts, these almost melt in your mouth and will leave you wanting to celebrate Cinco de Mayo every day.

 Peanut Mazapanes #SundaySupper

Peanut Mazapanes #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: About 20 pieces

Ingredients

2 cups dry roasted unsalted peanuts (I used Planters)

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter (I used Skippy Natural)

Instructions

In the bowl of a food processor, process the peanuts until they are about the texture of coarse meal. Do not process too long or it will turn into peanut butter. Add the confectioners’ sugar and peanut butter and process for about 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl halfway through, until a paste is formed and all ingredients are fully combined.

Pour the mixture onto plastic wrap. Wrap it up, forming it into a log with about a 1 ½ - 2 inch diameter as you wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Using a sharp knife, slice into about ½ inch thick slices. Slices may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes

Candy needs to chill for 2 hours before slicing and serving

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Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing your story of infatuation with Spanish. Wholeheartedly agree that learning
    is made so much easier with a personable teacher.

    Thank you, too, for sharing your yummy mazapanes recipe =)

  2. How ingenious to make mazapan with peanut butter! Spanish is quite a hard language to master with all the verbs and adverbs. I think most kids hate it. I had the same experience with french, which I lost a lot because I never spoke it.

    • Laura says:

      I always wanted to speak French too. Maybe one day I’ll really dedicate myself and learn Spanish and French. It is hard to learn Spanish because a lot of the sensibilities that have been engrained in us with English are totally opposite in Spanish. I don’t think I ever got past memorization to really, truly learn the language. Thanks, Paula!

  3. Liz says:

    Ooh, these mazapanes look DELISH! A new dessert idea for me…wish I knew about these when the kids were taking Spanish in high school! Would have been an excellent treat to take in for their Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

    • Laura says:

      I wish I knew about them when I was in school. They would have been a great addition to the chips and salsa and mole. Thanks, Liz!

  4. I was the same way about Spanish!

    And omg I have never has mazapanes but these look sooooo goooood

  5. Que bonita! VERY interesting recipe. I’ve never seen it before- much easier (and cheaper) to make than with almonds. Muchas gracias para la receta. Ole!

    • Laura says:

      Muchas gracias, Gail! I also love almond paste, but this is a more approachable dish, especially for kids!

  6. Great candy snack for peanut lovers!

  7. Jennifer B says:

    Seriously, that’s all that’s involved to make this treat?? It’s almost too good to be true, but I’ll take it! Yum.

  8. I LOVE it! What a great idea!!

  9. I WANT that entire stack! All of it, all at once! LOVES IT!

  10. These have brought back such memories! LOVE these!

  11. These sound awesome! They look so creamy and I’m a sucker for anything peanut flavored :)

  12. This is like my dream come true in desserts. Love, love – peanut butter anything. Delish!

  13. Oh my! I am NOT a sweets person and this looks RIGHT up my alley! Love the salty peanut dessert option! Lots of protein, too!

  14. Katy says:

    I am a fellow hispanofila and can totally relate – I loved learning Spanish! This is such a cool recipe, I’ve never seen anything like it before!

  15. Linda says:

    These were good, an excellant afternoon treat. So simple to make.

  16. Miss Messy says:

    I’ve never heard of these, but sounds great :)

  17. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    What a fun post! I adored learning the Spanish language too, and have never tried these candies! They sound (and look) simply divine! ;-)

  18. mookies says:

    So easy and so creamy! They look delicious.

  19. kristy says:

    These were very interesting :)! I’ve never had or even heard of these. I felt like dipping them in jelly or throwing them on bread. Lol

  20. Medeja says:

    What a great recipe! Thanks!

  21. I’m just imagining these stirred into ice cream, or dipped in chocolate… oooh, raspberry flavoured chocolate!

  22. Katie says:

    Oh boy – I love the simplicity of this treat, and I can imagine how it melts in your mouth! I have to put this on my “must try” list.

  23. My husband would love these, and my daughter, too! I would have to dip them in chocolate! And if you lived closer I’d invite you to take a Spanish class with me. That is one thing that is on my bucket list.

  24. I love mazapan! I never thought about making them, and now I see they’re just so easy to make. I’ve gotta try this sometime!
    I actually took Spanish for Spanish speakers in high school since I was already bilingual (thanks to my parents LOL). It was my absolute favorite class ever!

  25. Dad says:

    Creamy and delicious. You obviously didn’t take after my total inability to learn another language.

  26. I am so glad you posted about these!! My husband goes to Mexico on business trips from time and time, and last time, he brought us back a little box of mazapanes. They are SUCH a good little candy/cookie! Now I can make my own, because yours look way better, by the way :)

  27. Spanish is very melodious language! Had almond Marzipan before, but now we are tempted to try your Peanut Mazapanes :)

    • Laura says:

      Spanish is very melodious. If you like almond marizpan, you’ll love these! Thanks for visiting, Judit and Corina :)

  28. Lisa H. says:

    Oh I love anything to do with peanuts… and these looks so good with my cuppa :D

  29. Eric says:

    Great treat. They melt in your mouth enjoyable any time of the day. Nice energy boost.

  30. Lendon says:

    These tasted very good! Can’t go wrong with a peanut butter treat! Thanks!

  31. Jackie says:

    Very creamy and tasty – thank you!

  32. Megan says:

    I’ve never had mazapanes but I want these now!

  33. Renee says:

    When I saw mazapanes I immediately thought of marzipan for whatever crazy reason. Even though I’m half-German I can’t stand marzipan. Thank goodness yours is made with peanuts and peanut butter. I could probably eat the whole batch myself. You have no idea how much I love and eat peanut butter. Wow!

  34. sal says:

    I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH, GREAT TEXTURE,ACTUALLY ATE IT WITH SOME RITZ CRACKERS,WORKED FOR ME.

  35. Jessica says:

    Delicious! I did not excel at Spanish, my teacher had a lisp so the first time I tried it out someone laughed and that was the last time I tried. Oh well! Very nice of you to spread the blog love and share other sites.

    • Laura says:

      Sunday Supper is a very cool thing. All these blogs come together to plan a meal with a theme and celebrate eating at home with your loved ones. I’m so happy to be a part of it.

  36. Laura, what a fabulously simple dessert! I’m a peanut fiend so that I know that I would love these. Maybe even dip them in chocolate for a faux Reese’s peanut butter cup!

  37. carol says:

    This is a great recipe and so easy to make. The taste is smooth and creamy. I can’t wait to dip them in chocolate. Why not call them “Gourmet” Reese’s?

  38. Jeff says:

    So easy to make and mostly peanuts. Great snack.

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