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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    5 cups


  • 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 15x10x1-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.

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  • Edyne Jurai
    Dec 7, 2010

    I forgot to mention in my earlier review that I didn't put on any salt on them and it tasted just fine!

  • Edyne Jurai
    Dec 7, 2010

    I made this recipe last year and it was utterly FANTASTIC!!! Both my husband and myself enjoyed them-it didn't last very long at home- and the bunch I sent with my husband for his co-workers disappeared quickly, as well!This is an amazingly easy and delicious recipe! I will definitely make some more this year for both snacking and Christmas presents!Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! :)

  • yevetta1
    Jul 27, 2008

    This is a great snack. My family loves them. Thank you for sharing such a fantastic recipe.