Peanut brittle; an African snack that I loved growing up. Peanut brittle is just caramelized sugar and broken peanuts.
As a child, it was one of those snacks that I had even with the sugar content lol 🙂
It’s one of those street snacks that can be gotten on the roadside; and the deliciousness of this snack cannot be compared to others.
I remember calling this same peanut brittle peanut cake. African snacks are amazing and whomever came up with this peanut idea is a blessing to my generation. The mix of caramelized sugar and peanuts is most delicious. And if you’re allergic to peanuts, you could use another nut. This recipe is so versatile and that’s one thing I love about it.
I remember saving my little 10kobo to buy peanut cake after school closed for the day. My mother wasn’t particular about us eating out, so I hid to eat my sweets.
I like the uniqueness of African snacks; especially the sweets. And right below is my recipe for the almighty peanut brittle.
1- 1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup broken peanuts
Pour the sugar in a heavy bottomed pan, let it get hot. You’ll notice the edges melting. Reduce the heat and use a wooden spoon to stir the melted edges into the center of the pan and gently mix without over stirring. If the sugar has some lumps, just stir a little and melt the lumps. Turn off the heat and pour in the broken nuts. pour onto a oiled work top and rolls out; then cut into shapes. Enjoy Africa with one bite…