Peanut brittle is a candy which combines the crispy shelled peanuts and melted malt sugar by pounding them on a flagstone to create a chewy texture.
Where is it from?
There are two sayings about the origin of peanut brittle’s name, which pronounced as “Gong Tun” in Chinese. “Gong” means an action and “Tun” means candy. On the one hand, Hokkien served peanut brittle as a tribute to authorities. On the other hand, people need to pound peanut brittle extremely hard while making it. Both of the above-mentioned actions are called “Gong” in Chinese.
How do you prepare it?
Peanut brittle is simply a dessert made by peanuts and malt sugar. People would put the peanuts and other ingredients on a flagstone, pound them into pieces and mix them with melted malt sugar. Nowadays, the flavors of peanut brittle have already been expanded into a variety of tastes, such as butter, sesame, garlic, etc.
Where do you buy it?
One of the most recommended stores among tourists visiting Kinmen is called Sheng Zu Peanut Brittle.