Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

a favorite of my one daughter

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy pan, combine the sugar and water and food coloring --
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stir in peanuts.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly for 12 minutes or peanuts are coated and no syrup remains.
  4. Spread peanuts into an ungreased jelly roll pan.
  5. Seperate with a fork.
  6. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes.
  7. Stirring every 10 minutes --
  8. Cool and store in an airtight container.


Most Helpful

Loved this recipe made a few changes. For 1/2 recipe I used 1 tsp. beet juice instead of food coloring. I cooked for less than 12 minutes stiring constantly as when make less it does not cook as long before water cooks out. but then instead of cooking for 30 minutes I cooked for only 10 minutes and stirred. If you cook full time nuts taste over- cooked and instead of being bumpy like burnt peanuts you buy mine were smooth. First time did as stated second time I used the above changes. Thanks for a yummy recipe I had no idea of how to make.

muffinlady April 26, 2011

I first had Burnt Peanuts while visiting friends in Oaxaca Mexico around Thanksgiving time a few years ago, but lost the recipe. Was happy to see grandma2969 posted it. Thanks! These make a great snack while watching football! I make them without the food coloring.

Chef CheryleMac November 22, 2008

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