Candied Peanuts

Candied Peanuts by Sigrilina -- An easy recipe with simple ingredients. This candied peanuts are an alternative to the typical salted peanuts.

An easy recipe with simple ingredients. This candied peanuts are an alternative to the typical salted peanuts. Skip to the recipe.

In Argentina candied peanuts are called “garrapiñada” and it is traditionally made with peanuts though it can be made with other seeds and nuts, see for example our candied almonds and our candied sunflower seeds. They are served during Christmas time at the dessert table so the disappear from the markets once the season is over. But you can also enjoy them throughout the year with this recipe. It doesn’t need either much time or ingredients.

Follow this simple steps and if you have any doubt feel free to contact me!

Candied Peanuts

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serves: 1 1/2 cup of candied peanuts
prep.: 10 min
cook: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Candied Peanuts by Sigrilina -- An easy recipe with simple ingredients. This candied peanuts are an alternative to the typical salted peanuts.

Preparation

Step 1 In a big pan, add the water, the sugar and the peanuts.
Step 2 Cook, always stirring until a thick syrup forms.
Step 3 At this point, remove from the burner and add the vanilla extract.
Step 4 Continue stirring until the sugar crystallizes. It takes several minutes. The sugar has crystallized once it is whiteish and covering the peanuts. There should also be some free sugar at the bottom of the pan.
Step 5 Once cold, place on the burner again until the free sugar makes a caramel that covers the peanuts. This time do not stir constantly. Instead, stir and let it rest for 2 or 3 minutes, then stir again. Proceed this way until the sugar is golden.
Step 6 Let it cool before eating.

Notes:

  • Store in an airtight container.
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