Candied Peanuts

This recipe is from the grandmother of a friend of my daughter's.  She made a batch of these and sent them to her soldier at Christmas while he was serving in Afghanistan.

This recipe is from the grandmother of a friend of my daughter’s. She made a batch of these and sent them to her soldier at Christmas while he was serving in Afghanistan.

Candied Peanuts

12 Servings

Candied Peanuts

This recipe is from the grandmother of a friend of my daughter's. She made a batch of these and sent them to her soldier at Christmas while he was serving in Afghanistan.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups raw peanuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons food coloring
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt, divided

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except salt in a saucepan.
  3. Stirring frequently, cook at medium heat till coated and no liquid remains in the pan, about 15 minutes.
  4. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  5. Spread peanuts on cookie sheet and sprinkle lightly with salt.
  6. Bake 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, turn, salt and bake another 15 minutes.
  8. Cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.

Notes

I made two batches. One with red food coloring and the other with green food coloring. When they cooled, I blended the two colors together.

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