Gentle Friends I wanted to finally post the recipe for Sugar Peanuts - it is so simple and quick ... and the nuts are so addictive, you'll be hard pressed to not eat them all up!! You start off with raw peanuts, they have to be raw because you roast them in the oven to create the crunchy candy coating.
Here's a pretty basic recipe for making these nuts...
2 Cups of Raw, red skin peanuts
1 Cup of White sugar
1 Cup Water
1/4 Teas of Sea Salt
I've never made them with anything but the raw red skinned peanuts, but I would guess you could use any raw peanut. The red skin will lend a pink colour to the finished nut.
You preheat your oven to about 350 or so... then you take a large skillet, iron or non-stick - and just dump all the ingredients in - turn the heat to medium high then stir, stir, stir....
You are basically just boiling off the water - when all the water is gone and just before this turns into a clump of grainy peanuts you take it off the heat and dump them into a deep roasting pan, separating the nuts out into a single layer. Put this pan in your preheated oven and about every 10-15 minutes stir them around. After the first 10 minutes they might stick a bit just scrape them up and shake that pan. I usually cook them for about 45 minute or so - I like my nuts on the real brown side, but if you don't then about 30 minutes will do. After the 30 minutes take them out of the oven and let them cool completely.
These will keep for about a week, if they last that long, in a airtight container.
On Sunday I made a great Blueberry Bar Cookie, from a recipe I found on line somewhere... Here is the finished product....
I thought I had the recipe with me, but it seems that I left it at home. I'll post that tomorrow, they where sure tasty!!!!
That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!