|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 21g||26%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 18g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
|Total Sugars 14g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*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.|
Warm roasted peanuts are a wonderful snack that has been an American favorite for decades. They're usually bought in commercially-made tins and it's almost impossible to eat just one handful. Our homemade version will make it even harder! Coated in butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt, these peanuts are roasted in the oven for a mere 20 minutes. Very little prep is required to serve this sweet-savory snack. If you're keen on spicy foods, use our recipe as a template and add cayenne or chipotle powder to make spicy honey-roasted peanuts.
Peanuts pack a lot of nutrition into a very small form. Although very high in calories—607 calories per 100-gram serving—peanuts are a great addition to a healthy diet, with almost 29 grams of protein in the same serving size and 10 grams of fiber. Even if "nut" is part of their name, peanuts are a legume, closer relatives to lentils or soybeans than to hazelnuts or macadamias.
For this recipe, using raw peanuts is best, but unsalted roasted peanuts are also good. The least amount of processing the peanuts you're using have, the better. Use these sweet crunchy peanuts to decorate cakes and cupcakes or to top ice-cream or fruit parfait. Pack in little bags to give away to friends and family, and simply keep them in an airtight container at room temperature.
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 325 F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying it with nonstick cooking spray. Place the butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the mixture until the butter is melted, about 45 seconds, stirring halfway through. Once melted, stir until the liquid is smooth.
Add the peanuts to the honey mixture and stir until they're all evenly coated.
Pour the peanuts out onto the prepared baking sheet and spread them into an even layer.
Bake the peanuts for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to prevent burning. The peanuts at the edges will brown faster, so it's important to stir regularly to get an even roasting.
Once the peanuts are golden brown, remove them from the oven and stir again to distribute the honey that has dripped onto the baking sheet.
Let the peanuts rest for a minute or two. Sprinkle the granulated sugar and the remaining teaspoon of salt on top and stir again. The sugar and salt will add flavor and texture to the peanuts.
As they continue to cool at room temperature, stir occasionally to break up any big clumps. Enjoy warm or cold!
Honey Roasted Peanut Butter
Who doesn't love a good old peanut butter sandwich? These delicious honey roasted peanuts make decadent peanut butter with a sweet flavor already added. Simply use a high-speed blender or food processor to blend the peanuts into butter. The result will have texture because of the peanuts' skins, but also a lot of flavor and character. Blending the roasted peanuts once the final sugar and salt are added makes the blending process easier.
Peanuts, Roasted and Unsalted. FoodData Central. United States Department of Agriculture.