Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I think it just can't be bad. It is an african snack and I'm posting it for the World Tour 2005. The number of servings is an estimate.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Combine water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and stir until sugar is dissolved, to make a syrup.
- Add peanuts. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring regularly, until peanuts are evenly coated, and no syrup is left in pan.
- Spread nuts out on baking sheets. Bake at 300 degrees F for about thirty minutes to one hour or until sugar is completely dried. Gently stir the peanuts a few times while baking. Remove from oven and place on paper towels, let cool, and store in airtight containers.
My mom used to make these and now I've taken over the tradition. In my usual fashion, I experimented with the recipe. In one batch, I added 4 tablespoons of butter - that adds a touch of salt and some crunch! The next batch I used half brown sugar. This makes them taste like peanuts you get in caramel corn. All varieties a bit hit at home and the office!
I first had these at a friend's house. Her brothers made them becuase they were visiting from Africa since they're Missionaries. I also had some at her house that were actually from Africa. I am giving it 5 stars becasue my husband loved them so much. I like the original ones from Africa better, though. This was really easy to make. I just left them in a little too long and they were a tad too brown. I doubted that I could find the recipe, so thank you for posting it!
I have had this recipe several years, but misplaced it. So glad to find it here. Thanks Maite for posting this recipe. Better than I remembered it to be!!