As kids my brother and I played a lot of tennis. Actually, we played more than a lot. Our lives pretty much revolved around tennis and school. Our weekdays involved after long school practice sessions, while almost every weekend my parents drove us to various tennis tournaments.
As we crisscrossed the South driving to tournaments, my parents would always stop at roadside farm stands to pick up whatever was in season- juicy peaches, sweet watermelons, and bags of fresh peanuts!
My mom roasted the peanuts, boiled them or added them to stews. She also made this amazing peanut brittle.
This version has only three ingredients! It’s naturally vegan and uses jaggery instead of sugar. It has a really good shelf life as well.
Jaggery is a great alternative to regular white sugar. Unlike regular sugar, jaggery is considered unrefined. Since it is not processed so much it retains some minerals and vitamins. Jaggery is used in some Ayurvedic medications as well.
Here is my mom’s super easy and tasty peanut brittle.