Brazilian Peanut Kisses: Cajuzinhos de Amendoim

These small, sweet treats are hugely popular in Brazil and are served at every party
Cajuzinhos

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You can’t host a Brazilian party without serving these small, nutty sweets after dinner.

This recipe is courtesy of Easy Brazilian Recipes.

10
Servings
251
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup condensed milk
  • 1 Cup roasted unsalted peanuts, ground
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Sugar, to decorate
  • Whole peanuts, to decorate

Directions

Place the condensed milk, peanuts, sugar, and butter in a saucepan and bring it to a boil, stirring often. Once it begins bubbling, turn off the heat.

Grease a plate with butter. Place the mixture on the plate and let it cool for 2 minutes.

Grease your hands with butter. Roll the dough into pingpong-sized balls. Then roll them in sugar to coat.

Garnish each ball with a peanut and place them in paper cups to serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
50mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
45mg
14%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Phosphorus, P
113mg
16%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
55mg
4%
Water
18g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pea Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Pea Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.