Sep 29, 2011

On the 4th Day of Christmas, My true Love Gave To me - Candied Peanuts in a Mason Jar


1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups Salted Peanuts
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 Mason Jar
Gift Tag

1. Cover a Cookie Sheet with Foil and spray  with nonstick cooking spray
2. Combine the water and sugar over high heat in a Med Size Sauce Pan and Stir until the sugar dissolves.
3 . Bring the mixture to a boil.
4.  Add the Peanuts and reduce the heat to medium. 
5.  Stir until the sugar crystallizes around the peanuts around 5 minutes
6.  The mixture will be stiff, but continue to stir and eventually the sugar will  re-melt. 
7. The mixture will turn golden brown and cover the peanuts.
8. Once the mixture is completely liquified, pour the peanuts on the cookie sheet and use a fork to separate.
9. Let sit for 1/2 hour.
Once the nuts harden, you can break them apart.
Place in a Mason Jar and add a Hand Made Gift Tag. 

 --- you can use walnuts, pecans or almonds too!

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