While down in Exeter we visited an Asian supermarket. I love wandering around foreign supermarkets and this was no exception. One of the goodies we came away with was Shakkarpara. (Which my spillchucker wanted to turn into Shakespeare!!)
I love it. It is a terrific tea time (or any other time) snack. Shakkarpara is most commonly made in India around festival time - especially Diwali or Christmas. Known as Shakkarpara or Shakkarpare in the North of the country, it is also called Shankarpali in Western India. Well made Shakkarpara is crisp and crunchy but not hard and not overly sweet.
There is a recipe for Shakkarpara at this site.