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Sugarcoated Spanish Peanuts

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

7 cups

"It's almost impossible to stop eating these sweet peanuts," admits field editor Judy Jungwirth of Athol, South Dakota.
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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

  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 15x10x1-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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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