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This snack staple is easy enough to whip up whenever you have a craving.

Servings: 2 cups

Ready time: 45 minutes


2 cups unsalted, roasted peanuts

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp. maple syrup



Pre-heat oven to 300 F.

Place the water, sugar, nuts and maple syrup into a large, heavy bottom pan

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat until the liquid has disappeared (8 to 10 minutes). Stir occasionally to avoid burning.

Near the end the sugar will be foamy. so pull it off the heat to see how much liquid is really left. It will dry up and start to crystalize.

Put the nuts on a parchment lined cookie sheet - this will avoid messy clean-up - and sprinkle them with salt.

Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and toss.

Bake another 15 minutes until the nuts are fragrant and browning.

Remove from the oven and cool.

Store these in an airtight container to keep them crisp.

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About the Author

Sue Riedl worked for 12 years in the Toronto film industry where her culinary passion was ignited while consuming countless unhealthy snacks off the craft service table. More


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