Caramelized or candied peanut are a simple-to-make snack that is sold outside public buildings, sport stadiums, parks and even outside schools all throughout Mexico. We call them cacahuates garapiñados, they can be found for sell in many small carts, filled with all sort of goodies, ranging from chewing gum, rancheritos or charritos, potato chips, cups of fresh fruit, candied fruit, etc.
- 2 Cups of raw peanuts with the skin on
- 1 and 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- Red food coloring (This is optional)
2. When the mixture begins to boil add the peanuts. It is important to stir the mixture all the time, especially when the bubbles that are forming begin to be larger and take longer to break. This step will take about 8 to 9 minutes until the liquid reduces.
4. Pour the mixture into a large baking pan or dish lined with wax paper and spread the peanut. Allow to cool at room temperature.
|Original picture from 2/3/09|