Monday, November 9, 2009

Home Roasted Peanuts - MMM good!

Roasted peanuts of any flavor are usually more expensive than their plain unsalted non-roasted counterparts. For this reason I choose to roast my own peanuts at home. I get the gourmet flavor without the gourmet price tag which comes in really handy during the holiday party season!

Honey Roasted Peanuts

  • 2 c unsalted non roasted peanuts - already shelled will make it easier but if you're determined to do it super cheap and are really motivated then shell away ;)
  • 2 tbs honey - just eyeball it
  • salt - to taste
Preheat oven to 375. Line baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. Mix honey, salt, and peanuts in a bowl with a wooden spoon until the honey and salt evenly coat the peanuts. Spread peanuts in a single layer on the parchment lined baking pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool. Stir with wooden spoon to break peanuts apart. Store in airtight container.

  • You can sprinkle with salt after removing from the oven. It turns out well either way.
  • Be sure you use PARCHMENT paper not WAX paper. Parchment paper does not burn in the oven and is non stick while wax melts and can burn if placed in a hot oven.
  • Give it a gourmet flair with a sprinkle or paprika, ground red pepper flakes, garlic powder, ground Italian spices, cinnamon, allspice, or other spices.
Jenn also blogs about crafts, recipes and other home projects at Frugal Front Porch.


  1. These look so good! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great idea Jenn! That would be good for Christmas gifts!

  3. I didn't realize it could be done with such a small amount of honey. Good to know.

  4. Oh, yummy! Now, I'm tempted.

  5. I love this! I think I'll try it for the holidays - thanks!


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