Sugared Peanuts

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


5 cups

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
"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


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


  1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the peanuts, sugar and water. Bring to a boil; cook until syrup has evaporated, about 10 minutes.
  2. Spread peanuts in a single layer in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; sprinkle with salt.
  3. Bake at 300° for 30-35 minutes or until dry and lightly browned. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.