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Sugarcoated Spanish Peanuts

 Sugarcoated Spanish Peanuts
"It's almost impossible to stop eating these sweet peanuts," admits field editor Judy Jungwirth of Athol, South Dakota.
21 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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