Sweet Crunchy Maple Roasted Peanuts

These Maple Roasted Peanuts are a sweet, crunchy, totally addictive snack. A nice change from plain ole peanuts, these maple cinnamon flavored nuts are baked until they have a nice crisp coating and they only take 15 minutes. Perfect for satisfying any craving!

Maple Roasted Peanuts | 2 Cookin Mamas These Maple Roasted Peanuts are a sweet, crunchy, totally addictive snack. A nice change from plain ole peanuts, these maple cinnamon flavored nuts are baked until they have a nice crisp coating and they only take 15 minutes. Perfect for satisfying any craving! #peanuts #snack #maplesyrup #quickandeasyrecipe

Sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don’t! This was one of those “I gotta have me some nuts” days and I only had some plain non-salted peanuts in the pantry. Not that they aren’t OK but I’d much rather have a salty, sweet roasted nut than just a plain one. Are ya with me?

Maple Roasted Peanuts overhead | 2 Cookin Mamas

So I decided that making a candied variety, on the order of my Sweet Candied Pecans, seemed like a good place to start. I also checked around on the internet and found what looked like a tasty version of a candied nut from Cooks with Cocktails. They used maple syrup as their sweetener, which is always high on my list for a more natural sweetening agent, and pecans with cayenne but I was sticking with my peanuts with a dash of cinnamon.

Maple Roasted Peanuts ingredients | 2 Cookin Mamas

They are simple to make too, only 5 ingredients, and a prep/bake time of about 20 minutes, you’ll be munching in no time!

First, melt the butter and sugar together in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add in the maple syrup, salt and cinnamon then add to the peanuts.

Maple Roasted Peanuts prep | 2 Cookin Mamas

Stir and spread out on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Maple Roasted Peanuts closeup | 2 Cookin Mamas

Let cool, grab a handful and settle in. Enjoy your crunchy snack while watching TV, and this week, the Olympics or reading your favorite book.

Maple Roasted Peanuts handful | 2 Cookin Mamas

Enjoy!

MAPLE ROASTED PEANUTS
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These Maple Roasted Peanuts are a sweet, crunchy, totally addictive snack. A nice change from plain ole peanuts, these maple cinnamon flavored nuts are baked until they have a nice crisp coating and they only take 15 minutes. Perfect for satisfying any craving!

Servings: 8 servings
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 2 cups unsalted peanuts
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (only if peanuts are not salted)
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or 1/8 teaspoon cayenne for a spicier snack
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine butter & brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl.
  3. Microwave for 30 seconds to dissolve sugar.

  4. Stir in maple syrup, salt (if needed) and cinnamon.

  5. Place peanuts into a medium bowl. Pour butter-maple mixture over them.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Pour coated peanuts onto prepared cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes, turning with a metal spatula every 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool.
  10. Break apart and store in airtight container. Will keep about 5 days.

 

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