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Burnt Peanuts

As far as my family's concerned, I can't make burnt peanuts too often. In fact, I save pint jars throughout the year as containers for this popular Christmas present. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring, optional
  • 2 cups raw Spanish peanuts with skins (no substitutes)

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and food coloring if desired. Bring to a boil over medium heat; stir in peanuts. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 12 minutes or until peanuts are coated and no syrup remains. Spread peanuts into an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; separated with a fork. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 153 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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