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Paçoca - A strange name for a peanut kind of candy - Brazilian dish

A long time ago, in Brazil they used mortar and pestle (picture in the slide show) to grind the raw peanuts to make this kind of candy. Nowadays it's manufactured and sold in supermarkets and stores.

Today we don't need a mortar to make this candy but just a regular grinder for the peanuts, as you'll see the recipe below which doesn't use too much ingredients and it's easy to do. 

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound of clean, raw peanuts
1/2 pound of manioc flower
1 cup of sugar
1/2 bar or margarine
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

Once you grind your peanuts, add all the ingredients in a good size bowl to mix them up. Using a tablespoon or even your own hands separate them in small containers to press them real good.

You can make them in all kinds of shapes, like square or cork shaped, as you can see the picture in the slide show, as well. You can also use an ice cube container to do it.

IMPORTANT: Make sure that you press the mix well, once you separate it so it gets really compacted. That's why we (Brazilians) call them 'paçoca'. 

If you like peanuts I'm sure that you'd love to try this recipe! Enjoy!!!

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Comments

  • Rayfosu 4 years ago

    This dish is simple to prepare and enjoy. I will try it out with friends and family. You are great. Keep it coming and I like to taste different dishes.

  • Mark Mil 4 years ago

    Hi Paulo,

    This sounds nice!! I will try it this coming week and I will leave a feedback soon! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!!

  • bonifacio egido 4 years ago

    I am always following your article on the different recipe you always introduce to us for it is very simple and yet very challenging to wait the results. So far the taste was very fantastic and now you introduce to us again this recipe named Pacoca, and the name itself is very interesting note and the more we love to try cooking it for peanuts are food for the brain and this is good for children and adult. I am sure this is nutritious and good for our health. Keep it up Paulo and hope you will always gives us new recipe for us to learn more and gain more.

  • Hi Paulo, just thought you should know that I left you a comment a few moments ago, but it is not showing. So I will come back and check tomorrow morning, to see if it will show then. FYI - I loved this candy article, because I love peanuts :)

  • Michael Thal LA Academic Success Examiner 4 years ago

    Pacoca sounds yummy. Can't wait to give it a try.

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    Beverly Mucha 4 years ago

    This does sound interesting and could not be any simpler to make. Thanks.
    Winona Cooking Examiner / Winona Home and Living Examiner

  • Felipe 4 years ago

    i just love paçoca!!!

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