Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Make your own! I was surprised not to find this recipe on here - it's very easy and tastes better than store bought canned. I clipped this recipe from some newspaper. If you like really sweet then try sprinkling with sugar. DO NOT USE MARGARINE - THEY WILL BURN OR GET TOO DARK. Photos taken by me on 2/26/06.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups peanuts (not raw)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (not margarine)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place peanuts in a bowl.
  3. Heat butter and honey together, in microwave or on stove top, stirring well; Toss with peanuts.
  4. Spread peanuts on a cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 5 to 10 minutes; After the 1st 5 minutes check them & stir every 1 or 2 minutes until peanuts are golden brown - the glaze will thicken and darken.
  5. Remove, stir while cooling for 5 - 10 minutes until they no longer stick together.
  6. *Sprinkle with salt (optional) or mix it in with the honey & butter mixture; you can also toss with sugar.
  7. *I saw these at a Chinese restaurant covered with Powdered Sugar - yummy!
  8. These taste great while they're warm! (and may leave a little butter on your fingers).
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe! I love the butter flavour. If you find that the peanuts are still gooey or sticky after cooling, it means that you probably didn't cook them enough. They need to be cooked until the honey reaches a hard crack stage (i.e. the honey is hard like candy once cool). While cooking, take a peanut out (not with your fingers though!) and dip it in ice water quickly. If the honey shell around the peanut is hard and goo-free, they're done. But don't overcook (as the other reviewer mentioned) because honey can burn quickly.

verbena November 26, 2006

This recipe is so addictive, once you make them you won't be able to stop eating them! My second batch a sprinkled a little cayenne pepper along with the salt and it gave the peanuts a nice little zing. Enjoy!

acar76 May 24, 2009

I agree, these are addictive. I stirred them after the first 5 minutes, then again 4 more times. (pulling the pan out of the oven and stirring and returning to the oven for 2 more minutes). Took others advice and watched them carefully, mine didn't burn.

Paula P. November 11, 2014