Homemade Beer Nuts
Recipe type: snack
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Serves: 8-10
Fresh peanuts make for great game time snacking. And flinging at the TV.
  • 1 pound raw peanuts, either with or without the skins
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Optional seasonings:
  • Cayenne pepper, chili powder, cardamon, cinnamon, all spice
  1. In a large open skillet, combine the raw peanuts sugar and water.
  2. Over medium-low heat, bring to a simmer stirring occasionally to prevent the sugar from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Once the sugar starts to granulate, add the salt and a pinch or two of any seasoning you may be using.
  4. Reduce the heat slightly keep stirring until the sugar is completely sandy and sticking to the individual peanuts.
  5. Remove from heat and stir a bit more to keep the peanuts from sticking together. I usually switch to a slotted spoon at the point so I can shake off the excess seasoning from the nuts.
  6. Spread on a lined cookie sheet and allow to completely cool.
  7. Serve.
Recipe by sarah sprague at http://sarahsprague.com/2012/01/20/homemade-beer-nuts-28-days-of-super-bowl-recipes/