sesame peanut candy, keo dau phung

sesame peanut brittle

Kẹo Đậu Phộng – Sesame Peanut Candy, or Sesame Peanut Brittle is commonly found in every corner in Vietnam. Easy to make and fun, crispy, crunchy to eat, it’s a great treat for kids and adults to enjoy. Some Vietnamese like to roll it on top of rice crackers or rice paper, but I like to skip it and pour it out directly on a greased tray, put a greased foil paper on the top and roll it out thin. And a word of caution: the sugar liquid is super hot, so be carefully not to burn yourself.

Vietnamese Sesame Peanut Candy/ Sesame Peanut Brittle Recipe:
1 cup peanut, roasted
1/4 cup sesame seeds, roasted
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp lime juice or vinegar
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp water
1 rice paper or rice cracker (optional)

In a small pan, combine sugar, lime juice, vanilla and water. Simmer in a low heat, stirring frequently to make sure the liquid is not burned at the bottom of the pan. When the liquid turns light yellow, turn off heat. Add peanuts. Pour it on a rice paper or a rice cracker, and save some to fill the edges later. Oil a foil paper that is large enough to cover the whole rice paper, then put the greased side down and use the roller to roll it out thin. Save some peanuts to fill the edges. Spray sesame seeds on top.

Fill in the edges to make sure a whole rice paper is covered.

Let it cool completely for at least 1 hour before serving. Break it into small pieces and serve.

If you don’t like using the rice paper as the candy base, you can pour the mixture out to a greased container directly, put a greased foil paper and top and roll it out thin.

Enjoy!
 

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