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Cookie of the Day: Maple Sugared Peanuts

Another non-cookie treat that you just can't resist!

This holiday recipe is super easy and so tasty!

Assemble your ingredients:

  • 2 c. peanuts (salted or unsalted)
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. maple flavoring
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HINT: This recipe doubles, triples and quadruples very well...and you will want to make plenty!

Combine all of the ingredients in a heavy saucepan.

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Combine and cook over medium heat.

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Stir frequently to prevent burning and sticking. Bring mixture to a boil.

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Stir constantly until mixture crystallizes and coats the peanuts. NOTE: This will take quite a while, especially if you have doubled or tripled the recipe. You may be tempted to turn up the heat...DON'T!

Remove from the heat and spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet or countertop covered with parchment paper. (You can use waxed paper as well, but the nuts stick to it more.) Be careful, these will be very hot!

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Let cool completely. Break up any big clumps. Store in an airtight tin or plastic bag.

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These can be made with other kinds of nuts, but peanuts work best. You can also omit the maple flavoring if you want. Enjoy!

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