Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Elephants would love these

Sorry I missed yesterday, camera was again absconded with. Back on track now! We have been having storms also, nothing bad thru here thankfully. But we have had almost 3-1/4 inches of rain in the last 3 days.

Peanuts. A much loved treat. Not actually a nut, but a legume. But what other legume has ever been so loved? Peanut butter. Peanuts. They are everywhere! In the shell, in Cracker Jacks, in your sandwiches, in salads, salted, unsalted, honey-roasted . . . the list is nearly endless!

This is a recipe from taste of home and if I were to make it again, I would not cook it as long in the oven. Either that or I think maybe we need to re-set our oven temp, it seems to get hotter. Rather fun to make, if kinda sticky. These are a great kid pleaser.

Sugared Peanuts
Makes 5 cups.

5 cups unsalted peanuts (I had a difficult time finding these, but they come in the can just like the salted ones)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt

Put peanuts, sugar and water in a large, heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and let cook until liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes or so.


Spread on greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt and bake at 300 degrees F for about 30 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to dry. (Note: You must work quickly after taking them out of the oven, they harden up very fast)


That is it! Let them dry and you are snackin' big time!


Janet said...

I'm glad to know you're okay,Raquel. I was getting a bit worried after seeing all the storms and tornadoes heading your way last night.

Those peanuts look scrummy.

Hetal said...

Thats a nice recipe..

Jan said...

Great idea Raquel - glad you got your camera back lol

Marie said...

Glad you made it through the storms safe and sound! Now as for those peanuts . . . I gained ten pounds just thinking about them!

nicisme said...

Almost makes me wish I was an elephant - then I'd have no excuses not to scarf them down!

Angie said...

Unsalted peanuts are hard to find in England but we do have some stuff called Peanut Brittle, which is peanuts which have been spread over a tray and liquid toffee poured over them. When it's gone hard you smash it with a little hammer. It looks a bit like your last photo but with fewer nuts in.
love, Angie, xx

Sue said...

Mrmmmm....Now those look good.

Kevin said...

Roasting your own sugared peanuts sounds like a great idea.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Sounds like a tasty snack! I never would have thought of doing anything to peanuts until I encountered "raw peanuts" for the first time recently (which is apparently a southern thing--and wow do they taste entirely different!). This looks like a good way for me to get through some of the nuts I stocked up on.

Marie said...

Ok, now I'm worried, a couple of days and no words?? You haven't been whisked off to Oz have you???

Anonymous said...

My mother used to make these all the time! I love them! :)