How to Make a Peanut Chikki or Peanut Jaggery Bars at Home

Updated on February 25, 2019
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I worked as a banker for 17 years, and now I am a freelance indexer. I love cooking tasty, healthy meals, and I also love staying fit.

Homemade Peanut Jaggery/Chikki Bars

It Is a Wonderful Recipe!

I never thought I could make peanut chikki at home so easily. I used to buy them often from the store, as I regularly eat these delicious sweets. Then I came across a recipe published in a magazine, and seeing it inspired me to try making this yummy sweet myself. To my surprise, it came out really well. Compared to the store-brought version, homemade chikkis are smoother and, at the same time, very crunchy.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 16 pieces of chikki

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peanuts
  • 2 cups + 2 tbsp powdered jaggery
  • 1 tsp ghee

Instructions

  1. Grease a rectangle or square tray with ghee. In this, you can make perfect square-shaped chikkis. I used a round pan, as I didn't have a square one.
  2. Heat a deep-bottomed pan. Add peanuts. Saute on a low fire, stirring continuously until peanuts become crispy. This may take about 5-6 minutes on low fire. Transfer them to a plate. Set aside to cool.
  3. Once completely cold, rub the peanuts between your palms to remove the skin. Do this little by little. Break each peanut in half, and remove the small part inside the halves. Discard these, as they are bitter. Don't worry if a few are left. They won't spoil the taste.
  4. Heat the same deep-bottomed pan. Add jaggery powder and 2 tablespoons of water. Stir and boil the mix on low fire until the mixture froths. Continue boiling until you get two string consistency of this jaggery syrup. To test this, either you can drop a little syrup and see whether it falls like two strings at the end, or you can drop some syrup into the water and see whether you can gather it and form a ball. This is the right consistency for making the bars.
  5. Now, add peanuts. Mix it with the syrup. Boil the mix for 1 minute. Turn off the stove. Pour it into the greased tray. Let the thickness of the slab be about 1/3 inch. Gently tap the sides to ensure even spreading of the mix. Set the tray aside for setting.
  6. After 5 minutes, when the mix is still hot, draw out the squares with the help of a greased knife tip. Don't insert the knife too deep into the bar.
  7. After another 5-8 minutes, insert the knife tip exactly on the earlier lines, deep inside, and cut the pieces. Take them out one by one once you can move them from the base.
  8. These bars become super crunchy once they are completely cold. So, now your scrumptious peanut chikki is ready to serve. Munch them whenever you desire. Gain good health and pleasure eating these yummy bars.

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Step one: Fry peanuts until they become crispy.Step two: Transfer them to a plate. Set aside to cool.Step three: Once they are cold, remove the outer skin as per instructions. Break each peanut in half. Remove the small part between the halves. Discard them, as they are bitter. Step four: Grease a plate with ghee. Rectangle or square plate is perfect for making square-shaped chikkis. I didn't have such a plate. Hence, I used round plate.Step five: Heat jaggery in the same pan. Add 2 tablespoons of water.Step six: Boil the mix while stirring often.Step seven: Boil the jaggery syrup until you get two string consistency. Refer the instructions to know how to get the right consistency.Step eight: Once you get the proper consistency, add peanuts into the jaggery syrup. Boil together for 1 minute.Step nine: Pour the mix into the greased plate. Tap the sides to ensure uniform spreading of the mix.Step ten: After 5 minutes, draw square lines on it with a greased knife tip. Don't insert it deep inside.Step eleven: After another 5-8 minutes, insert the knife deep on the same lines and cut the slab to get square pieces.Step twelve: Take out the pieces once you are able to move them.Peanut chikki is ready. Eat these crunchy sweet bars whenever you desire. Store them in an airtight container for future use.Enjoy eating these scrumptious sweets!
Step one: Fry peanuts until they become crispy.
Step one: Fry peanuts until they become crispy.
Step two: Transfer them to a plate. Set aside to cool.
Step two: Transfer them to a plate. Set aside to cool.
Step three: Once they are cold, remove the outer skin as per instructions. Break each peanut in half. Remove the small part between the halves. Discard them, as they are bitter.
Step three: Once they are cold, remove the outer skin as per instructions. Break each peanut in half. Remove the small part between the halves. Discard them, as they are bitter.
Step four: Grease a plate with ghee. Rectangle or square plate is perfect for making square-shaped chikkis. I didn't have such a plate. Hence, I used round plate.
Step four: Grease a plate with ghee. Rectangle or square plate is perfect for making square-shaped chikkis. I didn't have such a plate. Hence, I used round plate.
Step five: Heat jaggery in the same pan. Add 2 tablespoons of water.
Step five: Heat jaggery in the same pan. Add 2 tablespoons of water.
Step six: Boil the mix while stirring often.
Step six: Boil the mix while stirring often.
Step seven: Boil the jaggery syrup until you get two string consistency. Refer the instructions to know how to get the right consistency.
Step seven: Boil the jaggery syrup until you get two string consistency. Refer the instructions to know how to get the right consistency.
Step eight: Once you get the proper consistency, add peanuts into the jaggery syrup. Boil together for 1 minute.
Step eight: Once you get the proper consistency, add peanuts into the jaggery syrup. Boil together for 1 minute.
Step nine: Pour the mix into the greased plate. Tap the sides to ensure uniform spreading of the mix.
Step nine: Pour the mix into the greased plate. Tap the sides to ensure uniform spreading of the mix.
Step ten: After 5 minutes, draw square lines on it with a greased knife tip. Don't insert it deep inside.
Step ten: After 5 minutes, draw square lines on it with a greased knife tip. Don't insert it deep inside.
Step eleven: After another 5-8 minutes, insert the knife deep on the same lines and cut the slab to get square pieces.
Step eleven: After another 5-8 minutes, insert the knife deep on the same lines and cut the slab to get square pieces.
Step twelve: Take out the pieces once you are able to move them.
Step twelve: Take out the pieces once you are able to move them.
Peanut chikki is ready. Eat these crunchy sweet bars whenever you desire. Store them in an airtight container for future use.
Peanut chikki is ready. Eat these crunchy sweet bars whenever you desire. Store them in an airtight container for future use.
Enjoy eating these scrumptious sweets!
Enjoy eating these scrumptious sweets!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 100
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 6 g2%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 3 mg1%
Sodium 1 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Comments

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    20 months ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks for reading my hub. If you observe, this is a very simple recipe. One more advantage is that normally you get it proper. Try it!

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    Mary Wickison 

    20 months ago from Brazil

    I just bought a large bag of peanuts yesterday so this was well timed. I have made a similar one to this before but my recipe was complicated so I will give yours a try.

    Thanks for this.

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