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    Swahili Coconut or Peanut Sweet (Kashata)

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    15 mins

    6 mins

    9 mins

    UmmBinat's Note:

    ZWT7 Africa. Between a cake and cookie in texture these are a popular snack of East Africa. Kashata are made on the stove or over a fire, not in an oven like western cookies or biscuits. Servings are a guess. Modified from,

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    Serves: 16



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      NOTE: 2 cups roasted peanuts, shells and skins removed, briefly heated in a lightly oiled skillet -- or -- a mixture of both coconut and peanuts may be used in place of the grated coconut.
    2. 2
      In a hot skillet, heat the sugar until it melts and just begins to brown.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat and quickly add all other ingredients, stirring well as each ingredient is added. When all ingredients have been added to the mixture, continue stirring for about a minute, making sure everything is well mixed.
    4. 4
      Scoop the mixture into a pan that has been lightly greased or lined with waxed paper. Let rest for a few minutes. Cut into squares or diamonds while still warm.
    5. 5
      Let cool and serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Swahili Coconut or Peanut Sweet (Kashata)

    Serving Size: 1 (39 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 167.2
    Calories from Fat 61
    Total Fat 6.8 g
    Saturated Fat 6.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 40.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 25.7 g
    Protein 0.7 g

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