No Super Bowl party would be complete without a bowl of peanuts or mixed nuts. I love to roast my own peanuts, compared to buying them. It is usually cheaper and the peanuts are so fresh that it is just a superior way to have them. I like to try different recipes for roasting peanuts, some spicy and others sweet. Here are a few other recipes I have used in the past for roasted peanuts. They all taste great!
The roasted peanut recipe I have for today is a classic – honey roasted peanuts. These peanuts are very easy to make, and crazy addictive. A bowl filled with these will be empty in no time!
I add a little bit of cayenne to the mixture to give it a tiny little zing. They are not spicy by any means, but the zing works very well with the sweet coating around the peanuts.
Honey Roasted Peanuts
- 1 pound peanuts , raw and skinless
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- In a saucepan, melt the butter with the honey and 1 tsp salt over medium heat. Bring to a boil and let it continue to boil for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanuts so they are evenly coated.
- Spread the coated peanuts on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure that the peanuts are in one layer and not clumped or piled.
- Roast the peanuts in the oven for 30-40 minutes, stirring them every 10 minutes. The peanuts should start to brown and the coating should develop a caramel colour.
- In a small bowl, stir together the white sugar, cayenne pepper and remaining 1 tsp salt.
- Remove the peanuts from the oven and scoop into a large bowl. Dump the white sugar mixture over the peanuts and stir so all the nuts are coated in the white sugar.
- Let the peanuts cool completely, stirring them every once in a while so that they do not stick together.