Chikki is a candy very well known in India. In my childhood we used to eat a lot and frankly speaking one of the favorite snack of my Husband.Its so yummy that you can't resist by eating just one. Its one of the easiest candies i have tried. My mom is a wonderful cook and i learnt it from her. There are several different varieties of chikki in addition to the most common groundnut chikki. Each chikki is named depending upon the ingredients used. Usually, ingredients such as puffed/roasted Bengal gram, sesame, puffed rice, beaten rice, and coconut are used.
It is also extremely popular in Brazil, where it is known as pé-de-moleque. Chikki is also made with either sugar, brown sugar or jaggery.My Son has loves this too.Its a safe candy to give kids as we know what exactly is inside this.
1 cup Peanut
3/4 cup Sugar
First roast the peanuts till it gives a nice aroma and little brown in color.Now peel the skin and crush it break it into small pieces in a blender(for just couple of seconds)and keep aside.Now put the Sugar in a pan(preferably Non-stick) and keep it to a medium flame and keep stirring till the sugar turns into brown(caramel color) and liquid.Turn off the heat and pour the crushed peanuts and mix it well.Put the mixture on a plate and pat it flat to the desired thickness.Cut it into desired shape and cool it well. Break it into pieces once its completely cool.Chikki's are ready to be eaten.Store in an airtight container for weeks.
[Note: If you like bigger chunks of peanuts no need to crush just peel the skin and make into half pieces.That will also be good.Once the sugar turns into syrup switch off the flame, this is very important otherwise the caramel consistency changes]