Peanut Chikki (Peanut Brittle)

Peanut chikki or peanut brittle is a delicious homemade candy. This recipe is super simple and easy with very few ingredients, peanuts, sugar and touch of ginger and salt. Ginger adds a very nice tanginess to the chikki.

This recipe will make 12 peanut chikkies and will serve 6.

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Peanut Chikki - Peanut Brittle, Homemade Candy Recipe by ManjulaIngredients:

  • 1 cup peanuts shelled unsalted raw
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of clarified butter or ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ginger juice


  1. Grease about 5×7 plate and set aside.
  2. Dry roast the peanuts on medium heat stirring continuously for about 6 to 7 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan, wait till they cool off rub between your palms and remove most of the skin. Lightly crush the peanuts.
  3. In a heavy bottom sauce pan, over medium high heat melt the butter, then add sugar, ginger, and salt.
  4. Keep stirring the sugar continuously till sugar start melting and changing the color to light brown. Turn off the heat as soon it comes to golden brown in color. Note: when sugar starts melting it changes the color very quickly and it can easily burn.
  5. Add peanuts stir quickly. Pour over the greased plate and spread evenly.
  6. Cool for a few minutes chikki should be warm, cut them in about 1-1/2 inch square.
  7. Store them in air tight container

 Note: To make the ginger juice grate the ginger using fine shredder and then press it between your fingers to yield the juice.

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31 thoughts on “Peanut Chikki (Peanut Brittle)

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