Today, we'll show you how to make a sugar-free version of the classic peanut marzipan, one of Mexico's most popular sweet treats. This way, you can enjoy this nutty candy without loading up on extra sugars. And it's ready in just 10 minutes!
Mexican marzipan, also known as mazapán in Spanish, it's a confection that consists of peanuts and white sugar. It's sweet, nutty, and slightly crumbly. It's similar to almond marzipan but contains toasted peanuts instead of almonds.
Dulces De la Rosa is the main marzipan manufacturer in Mexico and sells it as small, rounded, and bite-sized candies. If you tried them, we bet you liked them so much you now want to learn how to make them at home from scratch. And it's super easy!
In our recipe, we swapped refined white sugar with erythritol, a safe and natural sweetener. It tastes almost as sweet as sugar but has zero calories. This means you can use it in the same ratio as sugar without affecting the consistency of the marzipan. And at the same time, your peanut candies will be 100% sugar-free, keto and diabetes-friendly.
You can give the peanut marzipan any size or shape you like. For convenience, we used a cooking cutter to mould and compact the dough. You'll get a bigger marzipan shape than the classic one, but you can then slice or dice it into bite-sized cubes. It's a trick we learnt from a candy recipe made with sesame paste.
This Mexican marzipan is delicious on its own, but you can also use it to flavour any of your sweet creations. We gave it a slightly softer and pliable consistency, so it's perfect for glazing cakes and baking biscuits, fruit bread, and pastries.