Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sugar Crisp Peanuts

1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Water
2 Cups Shelled Raw Peanuts

Bring water and sugar to a boil to dissolve sugar.  Add Peanuts; Continue to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly to evenly coat peanuts.  Stir until syrup crystallizes and no liquid remains.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Stir every 5 minutes to evenly roast.  Cool.

This picture is after they are cooked and poured on the cookie sheet.  You can see how they still look a little wet.

This is how they will look after they have been baked in the oven for 20 minutes (remember to stir every 5 minutes)

You can put these in cute jars and give for gifts.  This was one of my dad's favorite snacks around Christmas.  He had some stomach problems a few years before he passed away so he wasn't able to eat nuts the last few years he was living.