Peanut Drops Recipe

Published on November 20th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on April 1st 2024
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Stack of Peanut Drops

Peanut Drops are a Jamaican delight. Best of all, they are healthy and super easy to make. Peanuts are filled with protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Furthermore, since these peanut drops are made without sugar, they are also a low-carb treat to enjoy when a craving for sugar hits. The peanut drops are made with sugar-free sweetener, peanuts, warm spices, vanilla extract, and water. The peanut drops are cooked until the liquid mixture cooks down into an amber-colored caramel and coats the peanuts, then dropped onto a baking sheet, hence the peanut 'drops.' Serve these peanut drops as a dessert or a snack; either way, they will be perfectly delicious. Serve with coffee or Jamaican Ginger Tea.

 

How many calories are in a peanut drops?

There are 90 calories in each peanut drop. 

 

How many carbs are in a peanut drops?

Each peanut drop has 3 grams of carbs and 1 gram of net carbs.

 

How to make Jamaican peanut drops?

To make Jamaican peanut drops combine brown sugar-free sweetener, peanuts, salt, and water in a pot and let the ingredients boil over medium-high heat. Next, add the ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and vanilla extract and cook it for 30 minutes. Then, reduce the heat, cook until the caramel coats the peanuts, and drop the mixture onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. And that's how you make Jamaican peanut drops!

 

How much sugar do you put in peanut butter drops?

The amount of sugar to add to peanut drops depends on the recipe. However, this peanut drop recipe uses 1/2 cup of sugar-free sweetener. You can add more sweetener if desired, but it may change the consistency and texture of the final product. 

 

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Serves
10 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Raw Peanuts

     

  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar-Free Sweetener 

     

  • 1/4 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt

     

  • 2 cups Water

     

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated Ginger 

     

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon

     

  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg 

     

  • 1/8 teaspoon Cardamom

     

  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Instructions

Place the peanuts, brown sugar-free sweetener, sea salt, and water into a medium pot and stir to combine. 

 

Prepare peanuts and sugar

Place the peanut drops over medium-high heat and let them boil, stirring periodically to make sure the sugar-free sweetener dissolves. 

 

Boiling peanuts

Boil the peanut drops for 5 minutes, then stir in the ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and vanilla extract. 

 

Boiling peanuts and adding species

Let the peanut drops cook for 30 minutes, periodically stirring until 3/4 of the liquid evaporates and it thickens.  

 

Keep boiling the peanuts until it thickens

Decrease the heat to medium-low and stir the peanut drops periodically until it thickens and the peanuts are coated in the caramel mixture. 

 

Keep on boiling to thicken the sauce

Remove the peanut drops from the stove. Using a spoon, drop 3-4 tablespoons of the peanut drop mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet until you have ten peanut drops. 

 

Assembling the peanut drops

Let the peanut drops cool to room temperature before serving them. 

Serving the peanut drops
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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon