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!
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?
So I decided that making a candied variety, on the order of my Cinnamon Sugar 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.
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.
Stir and spread out on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
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.
Try my Chocolate Covered Nuts for another sweet and salty snack. They are great for homemade holiday candy gifts too.
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MAPLE ROASTED PEANUTS
- 2 cups unsalted peanuts
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt (only if peanuts are not salted)
- ⅛-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or ⅛ teaspoon cayenne for a spicier snack
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine butter & brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave for 30 seconds to dissolve sugar.
- Stir in maple syrup, salt (if needed) and cinnamon.
- Place peanuts into a medium bowl. Pour butter-maple mixture over them.
- Mix well.
- Pour coated peanuts onto prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, turning with a metal spatula every 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Break apart and store in airtight container. Will keep about 5 days.
This post has been updated and was first published on February 21, 2018.
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