How To Make Mazapanes

How To Make Mazapanes

If you like peanuts, then you should know how to make mazapanes. For starters, mazapan is sweet, round, and chewy. Likewise, it is a crumbly and delicious delicacy. For the most part, you can make it from crushed peanuts. Moreover, it is a popular candy in Mexico and a huge part of their culture. So with that, enjoy making these homemade mazapan recipes at home. Please note that you can make these recipes with a few ingredients. Also, these homemade mazapan recipes are easy to make, and you can create them in around minutes. 

Besides, making this at home is always the best as you know what you put in your goods. In addition to that, it will have no preservatives. So, make this today and share these recipes with your loved ones.

What You Will Need In Making An Easy Mazapan Recipe

Mazapan ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar

Equipment in making an easy recipe for mazapan 

  • Food processor or blender
  • Measuring cups
  • Spoon
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cookie molds, about 2.25 inch

Servings and preparation time: easy mazapan recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 0 minutes

Yields: Makes about 7 (2.25 inch) round mazapanes

Step by step instructions in making an easy mazapan recipe

Step 1

Place your 1 1/2 cup of roasted unsalted peanuts inside your food processor or blender. Then, add a cup of powdered sugar. After that, puree the mixture until you can achieve a fine and powdery texture. 

Step 2

Afterward, scoop your ground peanut mixture. And place it in a cookie mold. Next, start pressing the mixture into the mold. Then, press using your fingers. Or you can utilize your rubber spatula.

Step 3

Remember, do not worry if you are pressing it very hard. The more compact, the better, as it has better chances of keeping its shape.

Step 4

After molding and pressing, gently remove your mazapan from the mold. Then, please be very gentle and careful as mazapanes can break easily.

Tips and tricks 

For starters, using powdered sugar for this recipe can help achieve more compact mazapanes. Also, when removing your mazapan from the molds, push from the sides of the mold. And not from the center. Please do it gently and carefully, do it little by little to avoid breaking. Likewise, ruining your mazapanes.

What You Will Need In Making Pistachio Mazapanes Recipe

The traditional and classic is from peanuts, but we will be using pistachios instead for this mazapan recipe. This recipe is a no-bake recipe, plus this recipe is gluten-free.

recipe for mazapan

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups of raw, shelled pistachios 
  • Crushed pistachios for garnish
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1/2 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp of almond extract
  • Flaky sea salt for garnish

Equipment for pistachio mazapan recipe 

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Food processor with a blade attachment
  • Biscuit cutter, about 2 inch
  • Spoon

Servings and preparation time: pistachio mazapan recipe 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 0 minutes

Yields: 2 dozens

Step by step instructions in making pistachio mazapan

Step 1

Place your raw, shelled pistachios, powdered sugar, honey, kosher salt, and almond extract inside your food processor. Make sure that you connect a blade attachment. Then, blend on medium speed for about fifteen minutes. Or mix until the pistachio mixture can hold together when you compress it. Afterward, stop your food processor every two minutes to scrape down the sides using a rubber spatula. Doing so ensures the mixture blends properly. 

Step 2

Afterward, take your biscuit cutter. And dip it in powdered sugar. Make sure to scoop a tablespoon of pistachio mixture into your molds. And ensure to press it down to make it firm. Also, even it out creating a round disc. After that, gently and carefully remove your biscuit cutter. Bear in mind that you need to repeat the process with your remaining pistachio mixture.

Step 3

Finally, once finished molding your mazapanes, sprinkle them with your crushed pistachios and flaky sea salt. As always, serve and enjoy!

Tips And Tricks

Make sure to store your mazapan inside an airtight container. As a result, it will last up to a week. You can also store the container inside the freezer. And it will last up to three months. 

What You Will Need In Making Pili Nuts Mazapanes Recipe

First off, you need to bake this mazapan recipe made with ground pili nuts, sugar, butter, and egg yolks. Moreover, it originates from the Bicol region of the Philippines. Also, it is a sweet delicacy that the Spanish influenced. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of ground pili nuts
  • 6pcs egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1pc egg yolk for egg wash

Equipment for pili nuts mazapan recipe 

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Stove
  • Pastry brush 
  • Paper cups
  • Baking tray

Servings and preparation time: pili nuts mazapan recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Yields: 2 dozens

Step by step instructions in making pili nuts mazapan recipe

Step 1

Before anything else, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, combine your ground pili nuts, egg yolks, sugar, and butter inside a saucepan. Afterward, cook in low-medium heat until the mixture becomes thick. 

Step 2

Next, allow the mixture to cool down. Also, place them inside small paper cups. Then, beat your egg yolk and egg wash the mixture using a pastry brush. After that, place your paper cups on a baking sheet. 

Step 3

Bake inside the hot oven until it becomes brown. Once cooked, take the mazapan out from the oven and allow it to cool. Remember, remove from the paper cups. As usual, serve and enjoy!

What You Will Need In Making Chocolate Drizzled Mazapan Recipe

mazapan recipe

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • One dark chocolate bar

Equipment 

  • Measuring cups
  • Cookie-cutter
  • Rubber spatula
  • Food processor
  • Piping bag

Servings and preparation time: chocolate drizzled mazapan recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 0

Total time: 15 minutes

Yields: 6-8 pieces

Step by step instructions for making chocolate drizzled mazapan

Step 1

First and foremost, process your peanuts for about two to three minutes. Do so until it becomes fine but crumbly in texture. Then, add your powdered sugar to your food processor. And ensure to blend for about four to five minutes. Afterward, scrape down the sides every minute using a rubber spatula. Also, check if your mixture sticks together when squeezed between two fingers. 

Step 2

Afterward, mold your peanut mixture into a cooking cutter using your thumb or fingers. With this, ensure that you pack it tightly. 

Step 3

Once finished making the discs, carefully remove them from the cookie-cutter. You can do so by carefully pushing them out from the sides. 

Step 4

Lastly, melt your chocolate. After that, place it inside a piping bag. Then, cut the tip of the bag. Also, be sure to drizzle the chocolate into your mazapan. And as always, serve and enjoy!

Learn more about How To Melt White Chocolate In The Microwave.

How To Make Mazapanes

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 7 pieces

Equipment

  • A food processor or blender
  • Measuring cups
  • Spoon
  • Cookie molds, about 2.25 inch

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Place your 1 1/2 cup of roasted unsalted peanuts inside your food processor or blender. Then, add a cup of powdered sugar. After that, puree the mixture until you can achieve a fine and powdery texture.
  • Afterward, scoop your ground peanut mixture. And place it in a cookie mold. Next, start pressing the mixture into the mold. Then, press using your fingers. Or you can utilize your rubber spatula.
  • Remember, do not worry if you are pressing it very hard. The more compact, the better, as it has better chances of keeping its shape.
  • After molding and pressing, gently remove your mazapan from the mold. Then, please be very gentle and careful as mazapanes can break easily.
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