How to make Mazapanes – Easy Recipe!

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Have you ever wondered how to make Mazapanes, what it’s comprised of, or why it’s so popular? If yes, then you have landed at a perfect place.

We’ve prepared a special treat for you! It’s a two-ingredient Mexican peanut sweet that takes 15 minutes or less to make. This candy will melt-in-your-mouth and the sweetness of Mazapan will going to astound you. It’s so well-liked that it got its national food day. The 12th of January is Dia del Mazapan. Due to its popularity, this Mexican candy is shipped all over the world, but fortunately for us, it is also quite simple to create at home.

Peanut Mazapan has its unique flavor. The toasty flavor, combined with the light, powdery sugar, is a lethal combination, in our opinion. Don’t expect to devour just one of these peanut delights when you bite into them.

Ingredients to make Mazapanes

  • Unsalted peanuts: 2 cups
  • Powdered sugar: 1 1/3 cups

Directions to make Mazapanes

  • Take two cups of unsalted peanuts and put them in the food processor.
  • Now, process them until they get converted into a fine powder.
  • Then, add in the recommended amount of sugar. Process it along with the peanuts.
  • Continue blending both ingredients until a fine powdered paste is formed. Be patient; depending on your food processor, this may take some time.
  • Make sure to give a frequent mix to all the ingredients so that the consistency and flavor stay fairly even. Also, scrape the edges of the processer once in a while.
  • Fill a cookie mold halfway with the ground peanut mixture and push it down with your fingers, the back of a scraper, or a spoon. Don’t be scared to apply a lot of pressure. The more compressed the mixture is, the more stable it will be.
  • Then, remove them with care, as they are easily broken.
  • Wrap these amazing candies and Enjoy!

Mazapanes Wrapping Procedure

  • Cut 10 pieces of cellophane or tissue into 4 by 3-inch rectangles to make the wrapper. Then, all the way down, cut small strips of less than 1 inch from the short sides toward the middle. Place the Mazapane in the center and roll it over to completely cover the candy, then twist the ends.


  • I recommend using a food processor to prepare Mazapanes. If you don’t have a food processor, use a blender instead.
  • Although salted peanuts can be used to produce Mazapanes, if you want a more traditional Mazapan flavor, unsalted peanuts are the way to go.
  • Continue to mix until the peanuts release their oil and compact paste forms when pushed between your fingers.
  • When taking the Mazapan out of the mold, instead of pushing from the center, push from the sides of the mold. To avoid breaking it, do it a little at a time.
  • The flavor of this recipe can be greatly altered by altering the way the peanuts are prepared. For a sweet and nutty flavor, we prefer to roast them lightly.
  • You can add a teaspoon of vanilla to this recipe for a nicer candy flavor.


Can I store the Mazapanes?

Yes, you can store these candies for 24 hours at room temperature once you are done with the wrapping process.

Can Mazapanes be stored in a freezer?

Yes, Mazapanes can be stored in a freezer. To freeze them, place all the candies in a freezer-safe bag, and store them for up to 6 months.

Which is the best mold to make Mazapanes?

Mazapan has a very delicate texture. It is prone to crumble while opening the plastic wrap. You can use any mold, keeping in mind the fragile nature of this candy.  A cookie-cutter or even a small mason jar lid can be used as a mold. Make it into whatever form you like and have fun with it! Make a heart, a star, a square, or whatever shape you like with them. The spherical mold, on the other hand, is easier to use because it has no corners and will be easier to unmold once you’ve pressed it down.

Are Mazapan and marzipan different?

Yes, Mazapan and marzipan are two different delicacies. Mazapán, a Mexican confection, is made with peanuts and sugar. Marzipan is a sweet dessert that originated in Asia and the Middle East. Marzipan is unusual from other Mexican desserts in that it uses Latin American almonds instead of peanuts. There is a specific amount of almonds a recipe must include to be legally labeled as “marzipan.”

Can I substitute peanuts with any other type of nuts?

Yes, you can replace peanuts with pistachios or any other type of nuts. At the end of the day, it all depends on your personal preferences and the required flavor.

Is this Mazapnes recipe vegan?

Yes, this recipe is not only vegan but also gluten-free and oil-free. I’m confident you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

What’s the deal with my Mazapan being oily?

It’s because you blended the peanuts for too long, causing them to produce more oils, that made your candies oily. To fix this, you can add more powdered sugar if you like, but they’ll still be great.

Is it okay if I use any kind of sugar?

No. This recipe calls for powdered sugar since it has a smoother texture than ordinary granulated sugar.

Is it possible to use less sugar?

This mazapán recipe is great for recreating. You can use less sugar, but the flavor and texture will change.

Nutrition Facts

Here is a piece of approximate nutritional information about Mazapan.

Serving: 1 Mazapan

  • Calories: 260 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Proteins: 9g
  • Fats: 16g

See Also: How to Make Vegan Puff Pastry Recipe


Peanut Mazapan is widely available in Mexico, and millions of people like it. If you attempt this dish, please let me know about your experience. Please leave a comment and a rating below to assist other users (and to make me happy!). This is a fantastic way to help support this blog so that I can continue to provide you with quality information! Enjoy!

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