Sugar Peanuts

Sugar Peanuts

Melissa 1

"My parents used to make this easy 3-ingredient snack for football parties. They are great to munch on and everyone loves them."


40 m servings 243 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 6 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add peanuts, and cook stirring, over medium heat until peanuts are evenly coated, and no syrup is left in pan. Spread nuts out on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to evenly roast peanuts.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 38 Ratings


These are great! I've made these twice and the second time I added a teaspoon of salt to the sugar mixture - oooh, they were really tasty. They tasted like the peanuts in a box of Cracker Jacks...

These are easy to make and taste great (and I don't even like peanuts). It takes about 15 min to boil all of the water out of the mixture after the peanuts have been added. Doubling the recipe...

These are easy and great. The first time I tried them, I thought I had done something wrong because it took so long for the sugar to thicken up around the peanuts. It takes 6 - 7 minutes. So ...

I've made these for years. They really are excellent. I've given them for Christmas gifts year after year. I'm glad someone submitted this recipe. They're easy to make and wonderful!

Before anyone jumps the gun about my rating, and decides not to make these, please try them anyway! My rating has nothing to do with taste, as I have no clue what these tasted like. I don't th...

This is a great recipe. It originates from Africa where it is a restaurant and street food snack. It's called Sugar Peanuts. You may want to wait until the boiling liquid has come to the thin th...

I love sweet nuts and these are excellent. It took about 5 min before the mixture came to a rolling boil after the peanuts were added and 8-10 min. after that until the syrup disappeared and al...

My only advice is to keep stirring! I waited about 15 minutes and all of a sudden the liquid crystallized. I put the nuts on a cookie sheet and baked for about 15-20 minutes (didn't need the ful...

Soooo simple! They would be great Christmas neighborhood gifts! They seem like they would be a lot of work, but are simple. Be sure to keep at medium heat until all liquid is absorbed. I put ...