Good food evokes all kinds of memories, and in this case it takes me back to my childhood, I think I was seven years old when we had a Ghanaian nanny called Aunty Comfort. She was kind, playful and loving. She taught me a lot about her culture, language, games and most especially food. Ghana is also a West African country and our food is similar.
She introduced and made loads of meals and snacks for us growing up, chin chin, meat pie soups but this snack stood out for me, why? I am a sweet tooth and it’s crunchy and sweet. You will get my attention any day for crunchy food.
It’s really simple to make, but back then I thought she made this magic snack with roasted groundnuts that turned sweet and crunchy. I can still remember having the first bite of this deliciousness and what got me was the crunchiness of the rocky sugar.
You will love this snack, but I bet your dentist or fitness coach will tell you to flee from it, well life includes little indulges now and again. Let’s get to it shall we?
1 ½ cups Roasted Groundnuts/Peanuts
1 cup Sugar
A pinch Salt
1 table spoon Vegetable oil
Baking sheet/Chopping board
It’s really simple to make, but back then I thought she made this magic snack with roasted groundnuts that turned sweet and crunchy @kraftplusTweet
- Put half the groundnut into a dry mixer and blend roughly, or put in a nylon bag and roughly crush the groundnuts
- Pour Sugar into pot on medium heat stir and let it melt which will take like 5 minutes
- Once melted a bit like a brown caramel colour pour in the crushed groundnuts
- Mix together very quickly stirring constantly
5.Once all mixed together melted sugar and groundnuts, pour onto a greased surface or wooden board using the rolling pin roll out into a square or rectangle
- Cut into different shapes and sizes, mind you it is hot and need to work very fast and avoid burning your fingers.
- Let all the cut pieces cool off on the board
- Store in an airtight container and in a cool place.