Crushed Peanut Powder or Hua Sheng Fen as some may call it, is a staple ingredient used on many other dishes. It provides a nice crunchy texture as well as a sweet flavor that is perfect for any meal. And in this recipe, we are going to show you how to make it in the most authentic way possible.
Crushed Peanut Powder / Hua Sheng Fen / 花生粉 is an ingredient that I always found pretty intriguing.
Don’t get me wrong, but I never knew there was a difference between American versions of it versus the Asian versions of it.
In America, you’ll typically find crushed peanut powder exactly as is, which is just crushed peanuts. In Asia however, you’ll find that crushed peanuts is usually accompanied by sugar to help give it a bit sweeter taste.
If you were to ask for my opinion, I think the Asian version of this powder is much more tastier as it helps provide quite a bit of flavor to any dish.
I first had my experience with the Asian version of crushed peanut powder when I was in Taiwan visiting the night markets. I bought a food item called a “Gua Bao”, and on top they sprinkled quite a bit of crushed peanut powder.
This gave the Gua Bao a very nutty and sweet taste that paired perfectly well together.
I was instantly hooked and wanted to make this at home as well to add to other dishes. So I did some research and finally figured out how to make this delicious powder.
It’s actually a very simple process and I will be showing you exactly how to make it.
So if you’re ready, lets get started!
What Is Crushed Peanut Powder?
Crushed Peanut Powder / Hua Sheng Fen / 花生粉 is basically exactly what the name implies.
It’s a powder that is made from crushed peanuts.
Typically it is most commonly found throughout Asian countries as it is a common ingredient many people will use to add on top of their dishes.
It provides a nice crunchy peanut texture that is also a bit sweet.
What Can You Pair This With?
To be honest, you can pair Crushed Peanut Powder / Hua Sheng Fen / 花生粉 with literally anything.
One of my favorite things to pair it with is to simply add it with my Gua Bao.
Or sometimes I will even add it to any noodle dish I am eating.
But long story short, you can basically add it to any dish you want. There is no rule or limits as to what dish you are not able to add it to. Mainly because all this will do is add a nice crunchy texture to your dish that is also a bit sweet.
It’s a great ingredient to have and once you try it, you will absolutely love it.
Ingredients To Make Crushed Peanut Powder
The ingredients you’ll need to make Crushed Peanut Powder / Hua Sheng Fen / 花生粉 are very simple to come by.
You can find them for a very cheap price at any grocery store in your area.
The ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe is as followed:
- Toasted Unsalted Peanuts – 1 Cup
- Sugar – 2 Tablespoon
That’s basically it!
It’s a very simple ingredient where almost anybody is able to make it.
Just make sure when you are buying the peanuts, to buy the toasted version that is unsalted. Salted versions of the peanut will make the flavor taste salty which isn’t what you are looking for.
How To Make Crushed Peanut Powder
Making Crushed Peanut Powder / Hua Sheng Fen / 花生粉 is a very simple thing to do.
You will however need a food processor or a blender to make it.
The process to make this is as followed:
Take your peanuts and put them into a food processor or blender.
Then take your sugar and pour it with the peanuts.
Put the lid on top of the food processor or blender and get ready to mix.
Blend the peanuts with the sugar together until it turns into a grounded texture. Make sure not to ground it for too long or else it’ll start to clump up and stick together.
You want it where its mostly grounded with a few big chunky pieces as well.
After you have blended it together and made it into a grounded texture, simply pour it out into a container.
Now you can use it with any dish you want.
How To Store/Keep This Item
Storing Crushed Peanut Powder / Hua Sheng Fen / 花生粉 is a relatively simple process.
Basically all you do is keep it inside an air-tight container. This should be able to keep it well for around 1 week.
As for freezing, I wouldn’t suggest you freeze this item because it’ll get all clumpy and won’t be as good as it used to be.
But don’t worry, the minute you make this, it’ll most likely be gone in as little as a few days.
Crushed Peanut Powder (Hua Sheng Fen 花生粉) Recipe
- 1 Cup Toasted Unsalted Peanuts
- 2 Tablespoon Sugar
- Grab your food processor and blender and pour your peanuts into it.
- Then pour your sugar on top of the peanuts.
- Close the lid of the food processor or blender and then blend everything together. You want to blend it until it becomes a slightly grounded texture with a few peanut chunks inside.
- Pour into a container and use with any dish you want.
Did you try making my Crushed Peanut Powder / Hua Sheng Fen / 花生粉? If so, how were they? I would love to hear all about it down in the comment section below or you can connect with my on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram.