“Little Eggs” of Almond Paste

Huevitos de Almendra

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    small candies
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

  • About

Carmen rivera díaz of papantla gave me the recipe for these little sweetmeats, which make adorable party favors. (Don’t be horrified at the number of egg yolks — fourteen is paltry when you look at old recipes for some of the baroque-era Spanish convent sweets that used to be made in Mexico.) In Papantla, the huevitos are often made with a soaked prune embedded in the almond paste.

People also make very similar candy eggs using ground peanuts (huevitos de cacahuate) or