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Two Ingredient Sierra Leonean Peanut Snack

Hello, welcome, glad you stopped by.  Today's recipe is specially made for one of my followers on Facebook who sent me a message asking if I knew how to make this peanut snack from Sierra Leone commonly known as granat cake. This is how we (Sierra Leoneans) praline.  The question took me back to my school days back in Sierra Leone when we used to walk home with our friends after school each nibbling on this burnt sugar and peanut snack and telling stories, some true, some made up which we will always start with "dem say" meaning someone said so we will not be held accountable for what was said later on (talk about covering one's behind) okay, okay, I cannnnt, let's just leave the story here and cook this thingy already.
 As per the title you need only two ingredients namely roasted unsalted peanuts (200gms) and white sugar (1 cup).
 Smash the peanuts in a mortar and pestle.
 Pour the sugar into a frying pan or pot over high heat and leave to melt
 Lower the heat when the sugar starts to change color 
 Add the crushed peanuts
 And stir till the peanut is well coated 
 Remove from heat and pour onto a chopping board covered with baking paper
 Top with another sheet of baking paper and use a rolling pin to roll it out.  
 Take off the top baking paper 
 Leave it to cool down a bit for about 2-3 minutes
 Then cut into triangles or any shape you prefer and enjoy.


  1. Oh wow, this looks so yummy. I need to try this out, yum!!

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, pinned :)

  2. I'm literally drooling Elsie! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

  3. Even if i tried, I couldn't read your post without laughing so hard. "Dem say", thats what got me today. I don't think i've ever had this snack but it looks great and tastes even better I'm sure. You are too much my darling!


  4. I remember this snack very well. Thanks for the step by step instructions.

  5. Hi Elsie
    Mm Mmm just made this after work after seeing your recipe yesterday. I know what I'm snacking on tomorrow!


  6. Hi Elsie
    Just made this after work tonight after seeing your recipe yesterday. Mmm mmm.
    I know what I'm snacking on tomorrow!


  7. Are you sure this is from Sierra Leon? Lol!! This is a Ghana sweet too. Its call nkati cake (groundnut cake). But you seff are you Ghanaian or what? Lol!! Anywhos I love this and can make it, but I tend to stay away from it, because its too sweet. Ha!!


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