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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 Mary_RD

Makes 7 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. Prep Time: 2 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for Chile-Spiced Candied Peanuts

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
12 ounces Dry Roasted Peanuts Lightly Salted
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

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 77.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
348
Calories from Fat
219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24.3g
37%
Saturated Fat
3.5g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
247mg
10%
Potassium
378mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
26.8g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
19.4g
Protein
12.2g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 14%
* 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
D+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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