These Honey Roasted Peanuts are dangerous! In a good way, of course. A super snackable, gluten free treat that you can sprinkle on salads, ice cream or eat by the handful. You can’t go wrong.
With the abundance of nut allergies, it seems like peanuts have gotten kind of a bad rap. No longer the star of sandwiches at lunch and thanks to the paleo movement, almonds have taken over as the ‘health nut’ of choice.
Well, today I am bucking the system and going rogue with a peanut recipe. A sweet and salty delight that will once again bring peanuts to the forefront.
I present to you:
HONEY ROASTED PEANUTS
Perfect for snacking on while watching a movie, or maybe even adding to a salad for an interesting texture component. Lots of options with these crunchy little nuggets.
You might ask “Are honey roasted peanuts healthy?” and that is a very good question.
While not as healthy as raw peanuts, they are still a healthy snack option. They still contain important dietary fibers, carbohydrates, protein, fat, and vitamins and minerals.
Also, because I use coconut oil and coconut sugar it definitely renders this recipe much healthier than Planters honey roasted peanuts or some other store bought version that no doubt uses refined sweeteners.
HOW TO MAKE HONEY ROASTED PEANUTS – Step by Step Images
For this recipe (and all of my recipes), I use a local honey that I buy from my local health food store. I can’t tell you how amazing this honey is. I add it to anything I make and it transforms it into magic. No comparison with mass produced honey.
liquid gold honey together with some coconut oil, which is another staple ingredient I could just go on and on about.
A little punch of sea salt and we are ready to toss in our nuts!
Once they are nicely coated, the peanuts get toasty in the oven.
Stirring them around a few times keeps them from sticking or burning.
It also lets you sample the goods while you work.
Perks of being the cook. 😉
Toss the roasted nuts with coconut sugar and then leave them be to absorb all the of the goodness.
Stir it every once and awhile so it doesn’t form one huge clump.
The result is a sweet and savory snack that would definitely be a hit when hosting friends for drinks or having a simple movie night in with your family.
A must try.
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Originally posted March 11, 2015. Updated September 18, 2019
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These Honey Roasted Peanuts are dangerous! In a good way, of course. A super snackable, gluten free treat that you can sprinkle on salads, ice cream or eat by the handful. You can't go wrong.
- Preheat oven to 325 and spray a 9x13 with non-stick spray and set aside
- In a large saucepan over medium heat melt together the honey, coconut oil and sea salt until liquidy
- Remove from heat and stir in the peanuts, coating them well
- Pour into prepared 9x13 dish and roast for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so to make sure they aren't burning or sticking
- Pour roasted nuts into a large bowl and toss with the coconut sugar again, coating them well
- Leave the nuts in the bowl to cool completely, about 15 minutes, stirring every few minutes to make sure they don't clump together