These peanut bites are my grandmother’s recipe. She used to prepare them for the birthdays. I remember her sat in her kitchen preparing these little balls and finishing each one with a piece of peanut as decoration.
These peanut bites are a popular candy in Brazil. It is made with simple ingredients and…little sugar! Its irresistible taste makes you want to eat one after another…
I prepared these you see on the photos in May, for my sister’s birthday. I was in Brazil and there you can buy ground toasted peanuts. If you can’t find it (here in Italy where I live I can’t find it, for example), just toast them in the oven and ground with your food processor.
It is a cute idea for a party, or just as a food gift when you are invited to a friend’s house. I am sure you’ll love it ;-).
4 egg whites
3 Tbsp of sugar
1 pound of toasted and ground peanuts
3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
brown sugar (or white) to roll them
entire peanuts to decorate
Beat the egg whites until stiff and add the other ingredients minus the cocoa, as you will add it slowly until the dough becomes of a consistency you can roll small balls with it using your hands.
Pass the balls onto the brown sugar and add half peanut to decorate.