Mazapán Toledo Snails- Lucy’s Luscious Lovelies Recipe collectionBy ViceChairSnails of Mazapán de Toledo (Marzipan of Toledo) are claimed to be invented by the nuns of Toledo of the Convent of San Clemente following the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212 which was an effort to take back territory occupied by the Moors. The nuns then sold the little mazapán shapes, including the snail, to the St James walk pilgrims. The recipe has been amended to remove cane sugar and add the surprise of rose water.