Published on August 5th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain0
I am always looking for ways to change and dress up nuts. We eat a lot of them as snacks on the go, and it’s nice to have something a little sweet or a little salty for something different.
Even though my daughters have sensitivity to nuts, it’s mostly peanuts, so obviously I make these nuts for hubby and I.
Hubby is in a truck all day, and doesn’t like to fill up on a meal while he’s working. So he’ll eat various snacks to curb his hunger during the day.
Nuts don’t melt in the heat and these keep for a little while so he can store them in his bag for a couple days to grab when he needs a boost.
These toffee peanuts are a great snack for me as well, as I often forget to eat while I’m working. Art and food don’t often mix so I don’t want to eat while I am creating. But I can nibble on these if I put a bowl on my desk.
I appreciate quick and easy recipes. These peanuts are so easy to make, the hardest part is letting them cool so I don’t burn my mouth eating them!
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 cups of roasted unsalted peanuts
4 tablespoons half and half
3/4 cup of heath toffee bits
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix them well.
Lay them out in a single layer on a sheet of parchment paper on top of a cooking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, pull them out of the oven, stir them well, especially at the corners so the sugar mix doesn’t burn.
Place them back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Stir again. At this point they will begin looking done. You may need to put them in for another 10 minutes. And repeat until the nuts are dry and all the coating is sticking to them.
The nuts will be toasted and dried. Remove from the oven and let them cool. Package in a air-tight container. These keep well for several weeks.
I have two great tips for you.
TIP#1- These smell incredible while baking, your whole house will smell like the Nut factory at the mall, and you will wish they made candles that smell this heavenly!
TIP#2- These nuts would be a fantastic gift for the holidays. Christmas or Thanksgiving! Package them in a pretty jar or tin and gift away. SUPER inexpensive too!