Nkati Cake (Peanut Brittle)

I so love these Ghanaian sweets, they always remind me of my childhood days particularly after church service on Sundays. That was the only time I got to enjoy sweets like nkati cake, kube cake, agbeli kankro and others. Somehow, the vendors of these sweets would always flood the church compound with their delicacies and it was always tempting and pleasurable to be munching on them. These sweets are so simple to make however, Ghanaians prefer to buy them as street food. Once you have got the right formula it’s just so easy. I have shared this recipe with you so you can recreate this awesome delicacy in your home. Since we are also nearing a season of love, joy and sharing, I hope you’ll take inspiration from this to make edible gifts for your loved ones. They’ll cherish the pleasure it’ll bring to them and remember you forever. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.


  • 1 Cup Roasted Peanuts (unsalted)
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Water


  1. For roasted peanuts check my earlier post here.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking sheet.
  3. Place the sugar in a pot, add the water and stir. Place the pot on the hob on medium heat.
  4. Stir gradually, as soon as it starts to melt and the caramel colour start to form.
  5. As the caramel forms, lower the heat and pick up the pot and swirl it.
  6. Place the pot back on the heat and repeat step 5 until the sugar has all melted and a brown caramel has formed.
  7. Remove from the heat, add the roasted peanuts and stir quickly until all is well coated.
  8. Using a soup spoon and teaspoon scoop spoonfuls of the nkati cake. Use the teaspoon to roll it off the spoon onto the baking sheet. Roll the nkatie cake into a ball using your palms. Work quickly to prevent the nkati cake cooling down and hardening.
  9. Let the nkati cake cool down and store in air tight containers or wrap them up in gift bags and give them out as gifts for your loved ones.
  10. Enjoy the nkati cake as a sweet after meals or snacks.

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