Peanut Puffs Warm Everyone’s Heart

Visitors to Malawi can enjoy authentic peanut puffs and other traditional Malawian treats such as banana fritters and sweet potato cookies.

Malawians’ daily staples consist of white maize and vegetables. On special occasions, they would have fish or meat along with maize. Malawians are the warm hearts of Africa. They value family life and community spirit, live with their extended family in huts.

While preparing this article, I kept picturing a Malawian village with many huts. On a clear and beautiful night, parents, grandparents, neighbors and children gathered around an open fire socializing and baking these cookies. In fact, that is how they were traditionally made.

ingredients for peanut puffs

Butter, softened ½ cup
Sugar 2 Tbsp
Finely chopped peanuts ¾ cup
Vanilla extract ½ tsp
All purpose flour 1 cup
Powder sugar for rolling

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This recipe is adapted from Desserts Around The World compiled by Lee Engfer.