Caramel Nut Bars (Gachak)

I know you love it, I do too. Caramel Nut Bars or Gachak, as we know it in Pakistan, is the one candy every one likes to make at home. You can use any type of nuts or mixture of them. I used peanuts.

I will try a fancier version with the biscuits, soon. Till then, here’s what you’ll need. 

Caramel Nut Bars (Makes about 24 squares):

1 cup sugar
2 cups nuts
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

a 10-inch square baking pan lined with wax paper

Yes, that’s it! You only need two ingredients: nuts and sugar. It is important that you line tour baking tray before you start and then butter the wax paper top.

Take a non stick pan and brush it well with the oil. Then, put it over medium heat. Once, hot throw in the sugar. Let the sugar melt, stirring with a wooden spoon occasionally. As soon as the sugar turns light golden, lower the heat and throw in the peanuts (or any other nut that you choose). Mix well to combine and then take it all out into the lined pan, spreading evenly.

Warning: Caramelized sugar is very hot. It will cool as quickly as it melts so you will have to work quickly.

As soon as the caramel starts to set (which means that it is hard but still soft enough to handle), take a knife and cut out two inch squares. Then, let it cool completely before breaking apart the caramel nut squares.

These will stay good in an air-tight container for weeks!

Thank you, Mommy, for the recipe and thank YOU for reading. You can find me on Facebook, here.

 

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4 thoughts on “Caramel Nut Bars (Gachak)

      • True. You can butter the wax paper. Also, try using a good quality wax paper. If you are still unsure, you can use parchment paper which is much much better. Just don’t use plastic. The caramel has high temperature. It will melt the plastic.

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