In our previous article we told you about spicy Mexican candies, remember? Well, spicy sweets are not the only ones that exist in the country, because you can also find sweet, salty, sour and many others. Do you know what they are? Well, don’t worry about it and keep reading because we will introduce them to you right now.
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Mexican gastronomy is not only seen in its typical dishes, but also in its sweets and right now we will tell you about some of them. Let’s start!
It is one of the most consumed Mexican candies and therefore elaborated in different regions of the country, they are tablets with peanuts and sometimes with other seeds mixed with sugar and fat caramel.
These sweets are often confused with wafers, but in this case they are bars made with amaranth compacted in honey, to which toasted seeds, raisins or peanuts are added. They are originally from the central region of the State of Mexico and surrounding areas.
It is considered a soft sweet with a light citric touch that originated in Puebla. Its elaboration is based on the mixture of egg yolks with grated coconut, which are shaped into bars or spheres. It is a Mexican favorite with a crunchy appearance and golden tips.
Mexicans love this sweet, which is baked and made with egg whites beaten to the point of nougat and mixed with sugar, vanilla essence and cornstarch to give it that soft and delicate consistency. They usually come in pink and white.
This sweet that comes from the combination of Mexican and Spanish indigenous culture, is a mixture of European wafers used in religious communion with pepitas, honey and a touch of color from Mexico’s folkloric culture.
This sweet was born as an attempt of a cook from Huamantla, Tlaxcala, who wanted to make a bread and where the result was small sweets with fritter dough, which in turn have an amalgam of piloncillo caramel and fat.
This delicious sweet can be combined with various products, it is usually enjoyed with fresh cheese. It consists of a paste made with cooked fruits and sugar, the elaboration of this sweet is attributed to the Franciscan friars who lived at that time in the state of Michoacán.
They are very similar to gummies, but breaded in sugar and with a touch of alcohol (mezcal, rum, brandy, tequila, etc.). The elaboration of this candy is attributed to the nuns of Santa Rosa or Santa Clara.
In Mexico you can find a variety of recipes for the preparation of this sweet, it all depends on the state where it is prepared, although the most common is made with pumpkin seeds, dulce de leche, pine nuts or walnuts, resulting in a delicacy of soft texture.
This is a way of presenting tamarind candy, although it can also be found in small glasses, spoons or cellophane paper; it is a delicacy loved by Mexicans and can be served with chili, sugar or lemon.
This sweet is originally from the city of Linares in Nuevo Leon, it is a delicacy made with burnt milk, chopped walnuts, corn honey and vanilla. Perfect for every occasion.
Sweet potato candy originated in Puebla, it is usually prepared with essence of different flavors, water and sugar, which results in a paste that is later wrapped in wax paper.
It was created in colonial times and is widely used in Day of the Dead offerings. Although there are different versions, depending on the state; all preparations have four essential ingredients: cinnamon, pumpkin, piloncillo and water.
Another name by which this sweet is known is Pan de Marzo or Marzipan, although it is of Arab origin, it was widely adopted in Mexico and is currently one of the most consumed sweets in the country.
Considered one of the best Mexican candies, it originates from Guanajuato and its shape alludes to the emblematic mummies of the town. They are made with coconut, walnut, piloncillo and milk, while in Michoacán and San Luis Potosí they have the shape of a spiral or human body and are made with butter and piloncillo.
It is very famous in several states of Mexico and is eaten as a snack or dinner. Honey is the main ingredient for its preparation, as well as sugar and piloncillo. In Mexican fairs or celebrations, this sweet cannot be missed.
They are a very famous sweet during Holy Week in Oaxaca. They are filled empanadas that are baked and have a texture similar to polvorones, after baking they are covered with a bed of cinnamon and sugar.
These fruits are made all over Mexico, but they are the specialty of Santa Cruz Acalpixca, a town very close to Xochimilco. It is usually prepared with chopped or whole fruit, which is soaked and then boiled in sugar syrup or piloncillo, then left to dry in the open air to harden.
It is a sweet that can be eaten directly or used as a component of other desserts. Some of the foods that are usually used for this preparation are: apple, cactus, fig, pumpkin or sweet potato.
This sweet originated in Oaxaca, it is a yellow bread with a very porous and crunchy dough, which is sliced for sale. It is made by mixing wheat flour, sugar, egg whites and yolks.
In the Isthmus of Tehuantepec they are decorated with nougat in the shape of crosses or meringue and served with chocolate.
Macaroons and mostachones
These two sweets are usually made with eggs, sugar, milk and cajeta, their main difference is their shape; macaroons have an elongated shape, while mostachones are round and are decorated in the center with a nut.
It is one of the most popular sweets in the states of Hidalgo, Guanajuato and Bajío. Its elaboration is based on a mixture of anise seeds with honey and they are in the shape of squares, like the traditional candies in cellophane wrapping.
Santa Clara Pancakes
The nuns of Santa Clara in the town of Puebla invented the pumpkin seed candy and later mixed it with a cookie, which resulted in the traditional pancakes. This sweet is a wheat flour cookie with a thick sweet coating, made with ground pumpkin seeds, water, milk and sugar.
It is a somewhat strange name, but in Oaxaca these sweets were created for the first time, which are prepared with a wheat dough with lard, which are fried and are stuck together 5 by 5 and then dipped in piloncillo honey.
Little bottles of aniseed
These sweets are considered traditional candies of the city of Guanajuato and have a tradition of more than 300 years, because of their striking and daily figure. This aniseed candy usually takes different forms as tears that are represented in a great variety of colors such as pink, yellow, white, red and blue.
Cajeta from Celaya
This sweet from Celaya is very popular, it is made with brown sugar or piloncillo and goat’s milk. It was given its name because of the wooden boxes in which it was kept and to differentiate it from the traditional cow’s milk caramel.
There are industrial versions that have a portion of cow’s milk which is cheaper, but if you want to try an authentic, handmade cajeta, you can find it in Celaya.
This delicious dessert is made with a wheat flour dough similar to buñuelos, which is filled with meringue and fried. It is available in the central states of Mexico, mainly in Oaxaca.
Generally this sweet is sold on the street, although it can be found in candy stores. The name gaznate is due to its shape, because the trachea is also called this way.
The name of this sweet is somewhat strange, but it is typical of Coahuila, where it was made as a tradition in the family homes of the various regions of this state.
The main products for its elaboration are walnuts, sugar, water and egg yolks, resulting in a delicious delicacy with an incredible texture and flavor.
It is a characteristic sweet of Mazatlan with a very soft texture similar to that of a bonbon, without viscosity. They are made with vanilla, grenetine, sugar and ground toasted coconut.
Ponteduro or muerdeduro
This candy is usually made in Tamaulipas and Sonora, it is a delicacy for lovers of the cloying, it is a ball the size of a popcorn apple with caramel.
It is considered one of the most popular Mexican sweets from Zacatecas and means “cooked honey”. The main ingredients usually used for this candy are: maguey, bee or prickly pear honey, which turns into an edible paste with particular shapes.
Do you really think this is all? Mexican gastronomy always has something to surprise us with and for that reason, there are many dishes that see their moment to shine, and sweets are not left out of it either, and that is why there are currently more than 500 Mexican sweets, some are exclusive of a certain region and others are from the people and for the people. So don’t hesitate to enjoy them during your vacations in Mexico.
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