Peanuts are a symbol of longevity and fertility in Chinese culture and are an extremely popular snack. Feel free to vary the basic recipe by experimenting with different combinations of spices.
- 2 cups unsalted peanuts (without skins)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
- Line a baking sheet with foil or wax paper, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a small heavy saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup over medium heat to dissolve the sugar. Stir in the five-spice powder. Bring to a boil.
- Let boil for several minutes without stirring. When it reaches the "soft ball" stage remove from the heat. Stir in the peanuts.
- Spread the mixture out on the sheet. Let stand until it has hardened. Break into pieces. Store in a sealed cannister.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||21 g|
|Saturated Fat||4 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||10 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|