Peanut Candy / Panseiko
Peanut Candy / Panseiko
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Submitted by : Elsa Bulbaai
Submit Date : November 17, 2016, 2:54 pm

    Information

    Peanut Candy is a candy made in the islands of Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire and some other islands in the Caribbean. These candies can by bought at any snack bars on the islands. Over the weekends you will always finds people selling them on the streets of downtown Punda in Curacao and in Otrabanda.


    Ingredients

    • 1 kg /2.2 lbs of whole peanuts
    • 1 lb brown sugar
    • 1 piece of Piloncillo / Brown Sugar Cone (Klenku) 
    • 2 cups of water


    Preparation

    1. Turn on the oven to 350F
    2. Take the peanuts out of its shell and put them on a baking pan
    3. Put the pan into the oven until the peanuts turns light brown
    4. Take the pan out of the oven, seperate the peanuts fron eachother and let them cool down
    5. Mix the sugars in the water in a pot on the stove on medium/high heat.
    6. When water starts to crystalize , pour the peanuts into the water mix while stirring it.
    7. Let it cook until the mixture is think
    8. Lower the heat and scoop out the mixture using a large spoon and put them on a baking sheet on baking paper or aluminum foil.
    9. With each scoop you make on candy flat on the pan.
    10. Turn off the heat and let the candy cool of and its ready to eat.

    Water Crystalization :

    • To know if water started to crystalize, you can use a spoon and takesome of the sugar water and drip it into a  water cup. If the water takes a little bit to drop from the spoon and took a little bit to desolve in the cup, mean the water started to crystalize and is ready to pour the peanut. 

     


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