Cookbook:Nigerian Peanut Brittle (Nkate Cake)

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Nigerian Peanut Brittle (Nkate Cake)
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Nigerian peanut brittle, sometimes known as peanut candy, is a crunchy sugar sweet studded with crushed peanuts. It is a favorite food in the north of the country, particularly among Hausas.

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  1. Place the peanuts on a flat surface, and use a rolling pin to crush them into medium-sized chunks.
  2. Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, and stir until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and cook the syrup until it has caramelized.
  3. Stir the nuts into the hot caramel, and immediately spread the mixture onto a greased, heat-safe surface. Use a greased knife to cut the mixture into bars while still warm or cool completely and break into pieces.
  4. Keep any leftovers in an airtight container.