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a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This tasty sweet treat is such an easy recipe with only 5 ingredients! It's a popular candy in Brazil and after you try it, I'm sure you'll love it too...

serves 36 squares
prep time 10 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For paçoca

  • 9 oz
    (about 2 cups) dry roasted peanuts, lightly salted
  • 10 1/2 oz
    graham crackers
  • 2 Tbsp
    vanilla sugar
  • 1 can
    (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 pinch
    ground himalayan sea salt

How To Make paçoca

  • 1
    In a 9-inch baking dish, line with wax paper and set aside.
  • 2
    In the bowl of a food processor, add peanuts and crackers pulse until barely combined. Add sugar and process for 10 seconds before pouring in sweetened condensed milk; process until dough is formed. If wanted, add salt during the process.
  • 3
    Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and compact it with clean hands. Then use a small measuring cup to smooth and level it out. Cover and transfer to the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 4
    Remove from the dish by lifting with the wax paper and cut into squares. Place squares in an airtight container.
  • 5
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  • 6
    NOTE: For a twist, pour some melted dark chocolate (let it cool a little before) on top after pressing the mixture down in the baking dish. You’ll be surprised how close it tastes to Reese's® Peanut Butter Cups.