Recipe for Sugar Coated Peanuts
Sugar peanuts can be a delicious snack that the whole family, friends, & more can enjoy. It is very inexpensive to make, only takes a few minutes, and yet you will find it hard to stop eating these tasty little nuts!
You can use any kind of nuts, but plain peanuts usually work best. If you can, try to get the ones without the red paper shell covering. If you can’t, that is fine. You can use this recipe even if they have the red paper-like shell. If you buy a bag of peanuts with the hard outer-shell, you will need to remove the shell & remove the raw peanuts inside. It is easiest to buy a bag of raw peanuts without the hard outer-shell so you don’t have to waste time cracking them.
Ingredients for Sugar Coated Peanuts:
- 1 Cup of White Granulated Sugar
- 2 Cups of Raw Peanuts
- 1/2 Cup of Water
How to Make Sugar Coated Peanuts:
To make sugar coated peanuts, you simply follow these cooking instructions. First get all of your ingredients handy. Get a small to medium sized pot or sauce pan to cook the nuts in. Also, you will bake the peanuts in the over after you cook them on the stove. So go ahead & preheat your oven to about 350 degrees.
Place the pot or sauce pan on the stove & turn on the heat to about the medium-hot range (hot enough to make it boil). Add the 1 cup of sugar and the 1/2 cup of water.
Stir the water & sugar until it just starts to boil. The sugar should mix in with the water nicely as you stir. Keep stirring until the sugar has dissolved in the water. As soon as it has dissolved, go ahead and add the full 2 cups of raw peanuts to the pot.
The secret is to keep stirring the peanuts in the water/sugar. It will seem watery for a few minutes, but keep stirring. After about 5-15 minutes of stirring, suddenly the sugar water will become thick. Keep stirring until it has thickened up & stuck to the peanuts. It should be thick like honey, and there should be no watery mixture left. It will stick to the peanuts.
This process above takes a few minutes, so just keep stirring your peanuts until they become thick. After they are thick, just remove the pan from the stove eye, and turn off the heat.
Then spread the peanuts on a baking pan/sheet, and take a spoon or knife & spread them out evenly. Then immediately stick them into the oven. Again, the temperature should be about 350 degrees.
Bake them in the oven for 20-25 minutes. I usually stir them every 7-10 minutes so they don’t stick to the pan & so the peanuts can dry out really well.
After they are done, remove them from the oven & allow them to cool for at least 5 minutes. Then, the are ready to go into a snack bowl for consumption! They are really a great snack, & costs less than $1-2 to make.