This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes,
learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun! -Juila Child

Monday, November 28, 2011

Groundnuts of West Africa

While looking into the food and culture of West Africa I found that peanuts or groundnuts as they call them, honey, cinnamon and coconut are a great part of their cuisine. I know many of us here in the states are allergic to peanuts so please exchange the peanut butter for soy butter, almond butter or any other kind of nutty butter you prefer.
These little candies are served in in West Africa as a yummy treat during special occasions. They are so delicious and very easy to make! You can find the powdered milk and/or toasted wheat germ in the bulk food section of WinCo Foods, Whole Foods or Fred Meyer.

African Peanut Butter Sweet Snacks
    • 1 cup peanut butter
    • 1 cup honey
    • 1 -2 cups powdered milk or 1 -2 cups toasted wheat germ1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 3/4 cup finely grated sweetened or unsweetened coconut
      Place peanut butter and honey in bowl and blend well. Add 1 cup powdered milk or wheat germ and blend into a stiff dough, adding more powdered milk or wheat germ as needed.Form mixture into small 1-inch balls or patties.Put coconut in flat pan.Roll balls or patties in coconut to coat.Place side by side on dish covered with wax paper, cover with another wax paper sheet, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve.