Turron is a nougat candy, known for at least 500 years in Spain. It probably originated with the Moors, but came to be typically eaten as a Christmas treat. The Spaniards carried it to their colonies, where many local variations developed. Turron de Dona Pepa is associated with the city of Lima and its Senor de los Milagros (Lord of Miracles) festival. Dona Pepa was an african slave who received the recipe in a dream after being cured of paralysis in her arms. This version is from yanuq.com.