Easy Peanut Brittle Recipe: How to Make Homemade Peanut Brittle (Nkate Cake)

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Peanut brittle is a type of crunchy caramelized sugar candy embedded with crushed peanuts, this is also called peanut candy hence it has many variations around the world. This peanut brittle is a very popular snack in the North specifically among the Hausas; however, you can also learn how to make this easy homemade peanut brittle for snacking or even make in large batches for sale.

This easy snack is a little bit addictive, you may want to eat it over and over hence it is very crunchy to be enjoyed as simple snack during movie time or while studying at night. I personally crunchy version of the peanut brittle, but if you prefer the soft version of peanut brittle you can achieve this by adding butter and baking soda to make yours.

Add in some spices if you love flavor; you can make this crunchy peanut brittle on both microwave (microwave peanut brittle) and stovetop. My best peanuts for peanut brittle are the fresh roasted peanuts this is because I love the nutty flavor of these nuts. Instead of using peanuts, you can also make use of cashews (cashew brittle), pepitas, sesame or almonds (almond brittle). Additionally, peanut brittle can be stored in a mason jar or any airtight container for 1 week or more. For sugar free peanut brittle, use honey or xylitol powder.

Peanut brittle Ingredients

  • 1 cup of roasted or raw peanuts
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • cup of water (olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
Peanut brittle ingredients
Peanut brittle ingredients

 

Steps on how to make peanut brittle

  1. Place peanuts on a flat surface and use a rolling pin to crumble the nuts into medium chunks.
  2. In a medium-size saucepan heat up cup of water or oil over medium heat.
  3. Add sugar and flavour and stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves completely.
  4. Turn heat to medium high and stir until the sugar caramelizes beautifully.
  5. Add the roasted peanuts and stir until the peanuts are evenly coated in the sugar.
  6. Turn the heat to medium low transfer immediately to a cutting board or any flat surface.
  7. Use a rolling pin to spread out the caramelised peanuts, cut into rectangular bars with a knife while it is still warm or wait for it to cool down before breaking into chunks.
  8. Let it cool before you serve, store the remaining in a mason jar and enjoy when needed.

Easy steps to make peanut brittle

1. Place peanuts on a flat surface and use a rolling pin to crumble the nuts into medium chunks.

Coarsely broken peanuts for making peanut brittle
Coarsely broken peanuts for making peanut brittle

 

2. In a medium-size saucepan heat up cup of water or oil over medium heat.

3. Add sugar and flavour and stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves completely.

Melted sugar for makaing peanut brittle
Melted sugar for makaing peanut brittle

 

4. Turn heat to medium high and stir until the sugar caramelizes beautifully.

Once the sugar has melted, add the broken peanuts, stir to coat with caramelized sugar
Once the sugar has melted, add the broken peanuts, stir to coat with caramelized sugar

 

5. Add the roasted peanuts and stir until the peanuts are evenly coated with the sugar.

6. Turn the heat to medium low transfer immediately to a cutting board or any flat surface.

This is how the peanut should look like after it is properly mixed
This is how the peanut should look like after it is properly mixed

 

You should be very quick to roll this out quickly before it turns hardened
You should be very quick to roll this out quickly before it turns hardened

 

7. Use a rolling pin to spread out the caramelised peanuts, cut into rectangular bars with a knife while it is still warm or wait for it to cool down before breaking into chunks.

Use a wax paper or foil paper to place over the peanut brittle before you roll out
Use a wax paper or foil paper to place over the peanut brittle before you roll out

 

8. Let it cool before you serve, store the remaining in a mason jar and enjoy when needed.

Cut the flattened peanut into rectangular bars
Cut the flattened peanut into rectangular bars

 

Peanut brittle image
Peanut brittle image

 

Delicious peanut brittle recipe
Delicious peanut brittle recipe

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