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Pacoca (Brazilian peanut candy) is an easy treat that has only five ingredients! It's a popular sweet in Brazil, and after you try it, I'm sure you'll love it, too. —Francine Lizotte, Surrey, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 2 pounds


  • 9 whole graham crackers
  • 1-3/4 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash Himalayan sea salt


  • Line a 9-in. square baking pan with parchment, letting ends extend up sides. Place graham crackers and peanuts in a food processor; pulse until just ground. Add sugar; process 10 seconds. Add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and salt; pulse until dough comes together.
    Press dough into prepared pan. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours or overnight. Lifting with parchment, remove from pan. Cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container.

Test Kitchen tips
  • For a twist, drizzle melted chocolate on top after pressing the mixture down in the baking dish.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 42 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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