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peanut drops

Jamaican Peanut Drops

The perfect everyday snack.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword peanut
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 250kcal
Author Lesa


  • 4 Cups Roasted peanuts
  • Cups Brown sugar
  • Cups Water
  • ¼ Cup Grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla


  • Add the peanut and the grated ginger along with the water to a pot.
  • On medium to high heat, bring to a boil.
  • Add the the sugar. Leave to cook for 50 minutes or until the the liquid reduce.
  • Add the vanilla and cinnamon. Turn the high down to prevent burn and reduce the liquid to a sticky syrup
  • Using a large table spoon, scoop out the peanut and drop it on aluminium foil, over sheet or banana leaf.
  • Leave to cool.


  • When spooning the drops, do it quickly because the syrup starts the get hard once you remove it from the fire. 
  • And careful not to burn yourself with the syrup. 


Calories: 250kcal