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Sugarcoated Spanish Peanuts

"It's almost impossible to stop eating these sweet peanuts," admits field editor Judy Jungwirth of Athol, South Dakota.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    7 cups


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon maple flavoring
  • 4-1/2 cups raw Spanish peanuts with skins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first four ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat for 20 minutes or until almost all of the liquid is absorbed. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake at 350° for 24-26 minutes or until peanuts are well coated, stirring two to three times. Remove to a waxed paper-lined baking sheet to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 238 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.
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  • ssauter
    Apr 30, 2012

    These are really good!! I didn't use any additional flavoring - just the sugar, water and salt. Next time I would like to try a bigger peanut like the Virginia peanut size and I will add more salt each time I stir them during baking time. I might have to adjust baking time though.

  • ReneeC___NCalif
    Dec 23, 2008

    This is perfect for some left over raw Spanish nuts I have from making peanut brittle.Sounds great...thanks!!