Homemade Fah Sung Thong (Peanut and Sesame Brittle) lightly spiced with chili flakes and five-spice powder. They are fresh, light, and crunchy. | RotiNRice.com

Fah Sung Thong (Peanut and Sesame Brittle)

Homemade Fah Sung Thong (Peanut and Sesame Brittle) lightly spiced with chili flakes and five-spice powder. They are fresh, light, and crunchy.
(Makes 40 pieces)
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 20
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place peanuts in a single layer and roast in a 350°F (180°C) oven for about 13 to 15 minutes until lightly browned. Remove and immediately toss with salt and five-spice powder. Set aside and allow it to cool.
  • Line a 10 in x 6½ in pan with parchment paper (please see recipe notes below). Sprinkle half the sesame seeds and all the nuts over base of tin. Sprinkle the red chili flakes on the top. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, and water. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. This should take about 3 minutes. Bring to a boil. Cover and allow it to continue boiling for approximately 16 minutes or until sugar turns a light amber color or is between 300°F (149°C) and 310°F (154°C). Turn off heat.
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  • Pour melted sugar over peanuts and sesame seeds. Sprinkle the remaining sesame seeds evenly on the top.
  • After about 5 minutes cut candy into rectangles before it cools completely.
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NOTES

The amount of sesame seeds and peanuts as specified in the recipe are sufficient to pack a 10 in x 6½ in pan. The melted sugar is just enough to hold the sesame seeds and peanuts together and should not stick to the parchment paper when cooled. I had no problems at all. In fact, I even reused the same parchment paper for a second batch.
That said, if you are using a larger tray, you may want to grease the parchment paper lightly with some butter to prevent any spill over of the melted sugar directly onto the parchment paper from sticking to it.

NUTRITION

Calories: 115kcal
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