Can any one dislike these glaze textured, addictive and energy packed treats?? None..obviously. Peanut brittle is such a condiment that are relished as an instant energy booster, as a movie time snack or as a substitute of fatty chocolates.
Peanut brittle is a means of recollecting all beautiful memories of my college life. It was present when we met first time in college after vacation, it was also there when we said goodbyes before we parted away to pursue our careers. Peanut chikki was our companion when we sat down for group discussion to understand and share knowledge on various subjects. All in all peanut chikki has also witnessed the trivial fights we fought with one another.
These peanut chikkis are a) jumbo in size, because I accidentally made them huge -oops? b) crispy, glassy and crumbly like a good chikki should be. These can bring the best of best winter + holiday feeling right at your house.
Yesterday was awesome, it was pleasant weather with moderate chill here in UAE. Kids were at home on vacation and I made these cute, sweetened peanuts like a happy little winter kitchen self that I am. Only two ingredients peanut and jaggery plus 40 minutes of your precious time can result in yummy yummy treats like this. The key to get perfect chikki is making jaggery syrup of right consistency in low flame. You need to ensure by examining a drop of jaggery syrup in cold water, that it is hard, can break easily making a snap sound. That is when you can include roasted peanuts and transfer on to a plate leveling with 2 mm thickness. Rest of the story is marking pieces and devouring them one after the other. 🙂 If you are a true lover of peanuts then you must also check peanut laddu which is an easier version of chikki.