National Peanut Day | Honey Roasted Peanuts
Have you ever sat on the couch to watch a movie with a snack and before the first half of the movie is over, you’ve devoured your snack? And I’m talking devour, as in ate too much of it, and usually, in a much higher quantity than you had planned on? Because, after all, who truly plans on completely stuffing their face with a snack that’s usually bad for you, especially in that amount.
Yeah…happens to me all the time. For example, instead of pouring some chips into a bowl, I take the bag with me into the living room. Before I know it, what with my mindless munching, I’ve finished off half the bag. Whoops.
Well, today, I present you with one such snack: honey roasted peanuts. Notice this picture is of peanuts in the bowl, though. Thanks goodness because these things are highly addictive.
Sure, I could just purchase a jar of honey roasted peanuts to enjoy, but the shelled peanuts are usually on sale and I always have the ingredients on hand that I need to make them into honey roasted, so might as well. Also, I can control the amount of sugar, salt, etc that’s used. Not that I do…but I could! (heh heh)
Honey Roasted Peanuts
- 1 lb peanuts, preferably raw
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tsp salt, divided use
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, spray the foil with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 325*F.
- In a small saucepan, combine the butter, honey, vanilla, and 1 tsp salt. Heat over medium until the butter is melted.
- Add the peanuts to the honey mixture and stir until they're all coated, then pour the peanuts out onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading them into an even layer.
- Bake the peanuts for a total of 20 minutes, stirring every so often so they don't burn.
- Remove peanuts from the oven and stir again. After a minute or two, sprinkle the granulated sugar and remaining 1 tsp salt on top and stir once more.