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Sugared Peanuts

 Sugared Peanuts
"I tend to make these only for special occasions, such as holidays, because I cannot keep my husband and son (and myself!) away from them. They never last long, so you might want to make a double batch. —Polly Hall, Rockford, Michigan
20 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 5 cups unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the peanuts, sugar and water.
  • Bring to a boil; cook until syrup has evaporated, about 10 minutes.
  • Spread peanuts in a single layer in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in.
  • baking pan; sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake at 300° for 30-35 minutes or until dry and lightly browned.
  • Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup equals 252 calories, 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 32 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.