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pieces of kashata an East African snack made of peanuts and coconut.

Kashata (Peanut brittle with cardamon and coocut)

A wonderful sweet quick and easy treat popular in Tanzania and many other East African nations
Course Dessert
Cuisine East African, Tanzanian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 213kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups roasted peanuts lightly chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes


  • Get your peanuts and coconut flakes ready and near the stove before you start
  • You will need an 8 x 8 inch square pan spray it with cooking oil or grease it.
  • In a good thick sauce pan add in the sugar, coconut milk, cardamon and salt.
  • Turn on to medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves and becomes liquid. Stop stirring and you can swirl the pan if need be to keep the sugar from burning. Just when the sugar starts to caramelize quickly add in the peanuts and coconut flakes and stir.
  • Remove immediately and spread the thick mixture into your pan.
  • When it is cool cut or break it into pieces.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg