Recipe: Caramelised Peanuts & Sweet Peanut Sauce

The November edition of the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop goes live on Monday, and whilst I don’t want to give too much away about my recipe for the blog hop, I thought today I would share the recipes for two elements that will feature come Monday – caramelised peanuts and a sweet peanut sauce!

Let’s start with the caramelised peanuts! These are super easy to make, they just take a little patience, but once they are done you’ll be glad you did all that stirring! The recipe makes quite a few peanuts, but given how many B snacked on I think it’s safe to say that if you’re a peanut fan then they won’t go to waste!

Ingredients List

  • 2 cups raw peanuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Good sized sprinkling of sea salt flakes


  1. Cook the peanuts, sugar and water in a heavy based pan over moderate heat whilst stirring frequently, until the liquid starts to seize up
  2. When the sugar starts to crystallise and then go ‘sandy’ reduce the heat to low, and keep stirring to distribute the syrup as best as you can
  3. Continue stirring and tilt the pan to evenly distribute the heat and syrup, until the peanuts are darkened and coated in the syrup
  4. Sprinkle over a generous amount of sea salt flakes and then place in lined tray to cool and harden.
  5. Separate the clumps and then store in an airtight container


And now on to the sweet peanut sauce, which was so simple it barely needs a recipe – but here we go anyway!

Ingredients List

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup smooth peanut butter


  1. Whisk the water and sugar in a saucepan over high heat until dissolved, then bring to the boil for a minute
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter, whisking until as smooth as possible
  3. Enjoy!


I wasn’t kidding when I said it was easy! Pop back on Monday to see what I used all this peanutty goodness for!

6 Comments on Recipe: Caramelised Peanuts & Sweet Peanut Sauce

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks Ally! I hope you like the final product on Monday!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm (9 years ago)

      Ooh I’m sure that would be delicious too! In fact, I personally prefer almonds but they just wouldn’t have worked so well for the final dish unfortunately!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 22, 2014 at 8:54 am (8 years ago)

      Ooh yes, it would make quite the sauce for ice cream!


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