Sugarcoated Spanish Peanuts Recipe

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"It's almost impossible to stop eating these sweet peanuts," admits field editor Judy Jungwirth of Athol, South Dakota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon maple flavoring
  • 4-1/2 cups raw Spanish peanuts with skins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 238 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first four ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat for 20 minutes or until almost all of the liquid is absorbed. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; sprinkle with salt.
  2. Bake at 350° for 24-26 minutes or until peanuts are well coated, stirring two to three times. Remove to a waxed paper-lined baking sheet to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 7 cups.
Originally published as Sugarcoated Spanish Peanuts in Taste of Home August/September 2001, p63

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ssauter User ID: 3407558 36470
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"These are really good!! I didn't use any additional flavoring - just the sugar, water and salt. Next time I would like to try a bigger peanut like the Virginia peanut size and I will add more salt each time I stir them during baking time. I might have to adjust baking time though."

ReneeC___NCalif User ID: 106192 49221
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008

"This is perfect for some left over raw Spanish nuts I have from making peanut brittle.

Sounds great...thanks!!"

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