Ghanaians use available ingredients to create simple candies or “toffees,” sometimes called “cakes.” Here is a version made with peanuts. This relative of peanut brittle requires only three simple ingredients: peanuts, sugar, and a little water. You need to watch the caramelizing sugar carefully as it can quickly burn. Also it hardens very quickly once off the heat so work quickly to stir in the peanuts and spread the toffee.
This makes a delicious treat that also keeps well in an airtight container.
Troubleshooting: If crystals form while heating the sugar the heat was probably too low.
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