Mazapan. Mazapanes are basically compressed peanut and sugar patties. Of course making them is not so simple as the ratio of peanuts vs sugar must be correct to prevent the fat in the make the patties soften during compression or when exposed to heat. They can also be made using other types of nuts taking into account the the nut/sugar ratio must be adjusted and amaranth can also and is commonly added. This type of candy is not baked or cooked in any form, asides from the nuts being roasted.