Easy Thai Snack: Sesame Peanuts – Tua Krob Kaew


Today, I have a recipe for an easy Thai sweet snack (khanom): Crispy sesame peanuts which are called ‘Tua Krob Kaew’ (ถั่วกรอบแก้ว) in Thai. This snack is quick to make at home, only few ingredients are needed. Instead of peanuts, you may also take any other kinds of nuts.

Thai sesame peanuts

Thai sesame peanuts (photo credit: tuktajurairat.blogspot.com)

Thai sesame peanuts (photo credit: tuktajurairat.blogspot.com)

Ingredients for 3-4 portions:

  • 250g peanuts (or other kinds of nuts)
  • 250g sugar (white or brown)
  • 250ml water
  • 1TSP cocoa powder
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 2TSP unsalted butter
  • 2TSP white sesame


Take a wok or pan, put on medium heat and mix sugar, cocoa powder, salt and water together. Add the peanuts and let them boil until the mixture thickens and dries. Then add the white sesame and finally the butter. Mix everything together well and then let the nuts cool down on a tray. You’re ready to serve 🙂

peanuts with white sesame (photo credit: topicstock-pantip.com)

Tua krob kaew (photo credit: topicstock-pantip.com)

This recipe comes from the marvellous cooking channel WhatRecipe.tv. In the following video, you can easily learn how to prepare this Thai dessert.

Hope you’ll give Thai sesame peanuts a try! It’s a yummy and delicious snack 🙂

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)

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1 Response

  1. Sharmin pasha says:

    Lovely blog. I was wondering where one can buy the brass wok from in Bangkok as I will be going there soon
    Many thanks in advance

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