Toffee-Coated Peanuts Recipe
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Toffee-Coated Peanuts Recipe

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A handful is never enough when you serve these mouthwatering nuts, so be sure to make plenty! The sweet toffee coating is enhanced with cinnamon and nutmeg.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups unsalted dry roasted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 186 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, corn syrup, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add peanuts; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown, stirring once. Cool on a wire rack; break apart if necessary. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Toffee-Coated Peanuts in Taste of Home December/January 2008, p42

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

"I have now made this recipe twice and both times it was delicious."

Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"These are easy, and excellent."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"I have made this for years, always a hit. As my Grandpa said, "Whad'ya put in those nuts!""

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"This recipe was easy to make, quick and the results were terrific. Makes a great gift for neighbors and friends."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2009

"I use the salted dry roasted peanuts and omit adding salt. These make a nice gift in a pretty tin or jar for the holidays. They make a great snack."

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