Mexican sweets, because of their flavor, history, and tradition, are essential to calm a craving, such as palanquetas made of peanuts and covered with piloncillo syrup. The art of "dulcería" is an ancient Mexican tradition with pre-Hispanic roots to which are added the colonial ones, and in many states of the Republic, there were important convents where different sweets were made, including palanquetas, which today are an icon of Mexican gastronomy.
Palanquetas are excellent nutritious snacks and emblematic of Mexican culture, being a food high in protein, fiber, and vegetable fat, they favor the reduction of bad cholesterol, they also contain vitamin E and minerals such as iron and copper that oxygenate the blood.
The palanqueta is a peeled and shelled peanut bar mixed with piloncillo syrup, its texture is crunchy, its name derives from the voice 'papaquili' which means happy or cheerful. The palanqueta was originally a candy made of roasted and ground corn, mixed with honey with the conquest, honey was replaced by sugar and corn by seeds or other fruits such as peanuts.
The palanqueta was originally a sweet made of roasted and ground corn, mixed with honey to celebrate 'papaquilizilhuitl' (the corn fair).
Sweeten your life with Mexican candy bars palanquetas
Typical Mexican sweets are internationally known thanks to their delicious flavors and fun colors. Here is the task of creating for you exquisite treats for all kinds of tastes, going from spicy, sweet, sour and why not even bitter.
Ingredients for the palanquetas:
How to prepare the palanquetas:
The agave honey is prepared until it reaches caramelization point, then the peanuts, amaranth, pepitas, or whatever ingredients are needed to make a delicious palanqueta are added to the mixture. The mixture is poured into a tray or greased molds. After observing that the preparation is completely rigid, it is time to wrap the palanquetas in cellophane paper.
Palanqueta, a joyful delicacy wrapped in tradition
Mexican sweets, because of their flavor, history, and tradition, are essential to calm a craving, such as palanquetas made of peanuts and covered with piloncillo syrup.