|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 to 8|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 21g||27%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||20%|
|Total Carbohydrate 15g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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.