Roasted skinless peanuts – 2 cups
Sugar – 1 cup + 2 tbsp
Butter – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 2 – 3 pinches
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
1. Crush the peanuts slightly ( pulse it once or twice in the large jar of a mixie). Grease a plate or line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside.
2. Heat a saucepan or any heavy bottomed pan on medium heat, add the sugar and heat until it caramelizes and turns to a golden brown color. It takes about 6 – 8 minutes. Add butter and salt. Mix and add baking soda. The whole mixture will start frothing now. Add in the peanuts, mix everything fast and immediately pour on the lined baking sheet. Immediately spread it evenly using a rolling pin. Using a greased knife, score lines on the brittle while still hot. Cool completely. Break along the lines and store in an airtight container.
You can try the same recipe with sliced almonds, mixed nuts etc.
Looks so crunchy and delicious.
Yummm .. Luks perfect
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Chikkies look perfect.Will this recipe work if I substitute sugar with jaggery.
Sorry for the late reply, Vidhya..Regarding your question, I don’t think jaggery will work for this recipe.
why is baking soda added to the recipe, ss i prepare without it. will it result in better chikkies? i am eager to try ur version .
Using baking soda makes it easy to bite and chew. Otherwise it will be really hard and difficult to bite on..Hope you like my version.