Alfenique dia los Muertos
— Sugar skulls are part of Mexico's Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) tradition.
Typically sugar is boiled and poured into ceramic molds. Once hardened, they are
removed and decorated with colorful icings. The name of a loved one who has passed
away is written across the forehead in remembrance. These are placed at altars honoring
treasured relatives, and can be eaten later. Other shapes are also made, such as
lambs and doves, but only the skulls receive the names of those who are deceased.
Chocolate Covered Peanut
Patties(Mazapan) — "This very rich Mexican candy is something like a giant peanut butter cup
made with dark chocolate and slightly grainy, freshly ground peanuts. As the name
indicates, it is a Mexican adaptation of marzipan, substituting peanuts for ground