Today we 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 adding any extra sugar. And it’s ready in just 10 minutes!
Mexican marzipan, also known as mazapan In Spanish, it is a confection made of peanuts and white sugar. It’s sweet, nutty, and slightly crumbly. It is similar to almond marzipan, but contains roasted peanuts instead of almonds.
Dulces de la Rosa is the main marzipan manufacturer in Mexico and sells it as small, round and bite-sized candies. Once you’ve tried them, we bet you liked them so much that you now want to learn how to make them from scratch at home. And it’s super easy!
In our recipe, we replaced refined white sugar with erythritol, a safe and natural sweetener. It tastes almost as sweet as sugar but has no calories. This means you can use it in the same ratio as sugar without affecting the texture 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 and shape you want. For simplicity, we used a chef’s cutter to shape and compact the dough. You will get a larger marzipan shape than the classic one, but you can then cut or dice it into bite-sized cubes. This is a trick we learned from a sesame paste candy recipe.
This Mexican marzipan is delicious on its own, but you can also use it to flavor your sweet creations. We’ve given it a slightly softer and more malleable consistency, making it perfect for icing cakes and baking biscuits, fruit bread and pastries.