How to make it

  • In a saucepan, dissolve sugar in vinegar and water and boil until quite thick. (The thicker the sugar solution, the more brittle the candy.)
  • Pour peanuts into saucepan and mix well.
  • Sprinkle the bottom of a pan or a smooth, clean cutting board with three-quarters of the toasted sesame seeds. (I use a large baking pan covered in "Release Aluminum foil or a silicone mat.)
  • Pour the peanut mixture into the pan or on a board, flattening it out by rolling over it a bottleor jar smeared with enough peanut oil to keep the candy from sticking to the bottle.
  • Sprinkle the top with remaining sesame seeds.
  • Allow to cool; cut into squares or diamonds.

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  • annieamie 14 years ago
    Ben, there are some really old candy recipes made with vinegar. I think that the vinegar keeps the candy from being way too sweet. The candy is sweet enough from the two pounds of sugar. You can't taste the vinegar at all in the finished candy.
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  • benphang 14 years ago
    Wonder what is the purpose for vinegar as this candy is supposed to be sweet, crisp and nutty. Thanks in advance. 5 from me though :)
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  • ksunchic 15 years ago
    i love this! my mom makes us a similar version sans the peanuts. thanks for sharing :-) 5
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    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Yummy. I have had this at a great chinese food restaurant here in town and it is awesome. Never could find the recipe Glad to have it. Thanks for a great post. You've got my 5.
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