Pacoca de Amendoim (Peanut Cake)

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  • Servings: 70
  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 20m
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Pacoca de Amendoim (Peanut Cake)


Pacoca de Amendoim (Peanut Dolcetto), do you know him? If you don't know now, a surprise awaits you. And if you've tried it, you'll be amazed at how simple it is to do it at home!

Pacoca de amendoim (Peanut Dolcetto) is a traditional Brazilian dessert made from peanuts, sugar and salt, popular in southeastern Brazil. Not to be confused with the Northeast paçoca, which is a savory dish produced in the northeast, consisting of carne de sol, cassava flour and onions.

The name, pronounced pah-sso-kah, derives from the indigenous word Tupi "posok", which means "to crumble" or "to destroy". And this is because this dessert was traditionally prepared using a mortar and pestle.

In Brazil, they can be easily sold commercially in supermarkets and candy stores.

Here in Italy it remains a little more difficult to find them but not difficult to do it at home.

Another recipe that I recommend is the Pe de Moleque (peanut cake) made with caramel and very good peanuts….

This recipe should not be used in the oven or stove.

Now let's go to the recipe.

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  • Servings: 70
  • Preparation: 20 min. - Cooking: 0 min.
  • Ready in: 20 min.


  • 1/2 kg of unsalted and skinless roasted peanuts (if you also want salty) but remove the excess
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • Half a cup of yellow corn flour
  • A teaspoon of salt (not to be added if you use salted peanuts)


Step 1

Take the toasted peanuts, sugar, cornmeal and salt, put them in a crusher or blender.

Step 2

Work until well crushed and homogeneous.

Step 3

Take your favorite mold shapes and put the mixture, squeeze with your hands, fingers and modeling.

Step 4

take it out of shape and it's ready for consumption.

Comment (1)

  1. posted by Alessandra on September 30, 2019

    I like it


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