Tablet pistache (Peanut pralines)

 

125I remember sitting in the backseat of the car next to my little sister, every Sunday mornings after church (well, every other Sunday mornings), heading to the beach. My father and mother in the front , all 4 of us jamming to some good troubadour music. I cherish these memories like no other. Those family moments!
To leave Port-au-Prince, we’d drive along the Route Nationale #1 until we reached Montrouis (one of the most important tourist beach destinations in Haiti).
On our way there, during our hour drive,  we’d always pass by any street merchants stops to buy goods like watermelons, cantaloupes, avocados etc.
But one dessert that we’d always seem to bump into was ” tablet”. My favorite was the cashews and coconut one.
Just the other day I was thinking about those memories and I guess that’s what triggers my choices of recipes to post up here most of the time.

Plus, it’s super super easy to prepare. Anyone can do it!

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup of  unsalted roasted peanuts
  2. 1 cup and 1/2 of light brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup of water
  4. 2 tbsps of honey
  5. 1 pinch of salt
  6. 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  7. 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon
  8. 1/2 tbsp of ginger
  9. 1 pinch of nutmeg
  10. Other optional ingredients : Coconut flakes, cashews

Directions:

  • Grease the surface of a cookie sheet with some oil. (You can also use a parchment paper.
  • Melt the light brown sugar in the water. Add all your spices. (use a pan)
  • Then add the peanuts (or cashews) and/or coconut flakes. Let them boil in the sugar mix for about 10mns. Stir occasionally with my favorite tool ( the wooden spoon). 🙂
    It should increase in viscosity.
  • Remove the pan from the fire and stir until the mix thickens.
  • Pour everything onto the cookie sheet and let it cool off
  • Once cool, break the tablet into even pieces.

Hint: If you want your pralines to be thick, don’t spread the hot mix too wide on your cookie sheet.

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