Chile Spiced Candied Peanuts Recipe

Looking for an easy Chile Spiced Candied Peanuts recipe? Learn how to make Chile Spiced Candied Peanuts using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by edgarpj

Makes 18 servings



These chile-spiced candied peanuts mix sweet with subtle saltiness, and get a spicy kick from a touch of cayenne pepper. They're perfect with beer or cocktails, and make a great homemade gift. Tip: Be sure to use pure maple syrup, NOT maple-flavored pancake syrup. If you don't have maple syrup, substitute honey or additional sugar.

Recipe Ingredients for Chile Spiced Candied Peanuts

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
12 ounce dry roasted peanuts
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Chile Spiced Candied Peanuts

  1. Line a cookie sheet with foil and set aside.

  2. Place the sugar, water, and maple syrup in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan over medium high heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

  3. Add the peanuts, and stir to coat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently.

  4. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring constantly, until the sugar mixture thickens, the peanuts are well-coated, and very little sugar syrup remains at the bottom of the pan, about 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and pour the peanuts onto the foil-lined cookie sheet. Using a spatula, immediately spread the peanuts out on the sheet in a single layer, separating any nuts that clump together. Allow the nuts to cool completely.

  6. Transfer to a serving dish, and enjoy! Candied nuts may also be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week.

Categories

Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 28.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
128
Calories from Fat
84
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.3g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
37mg
2%
Potassium
144mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
8.5g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
5.9g
Protein
4.8g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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