Candied Peanuts

Products Used
Candied Peanuts Dixie


  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt if using unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup roasted (not raw) peanuts (lightly salted or unsalted)
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)  


  1. Combine sugar, water, vanilla extract, and salt (if using) in a sauté pan. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add peanuts and toss in syrup. Cook a few minutes until most of syrup is evaporated. Remove from heat. Stir peanuts until a white grainy coating develops on surface of nuts.
  3. Turn heat back on to medium and toss peanuts until white coating caramelizes and they sound “dry.”
  4. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper and remove from heat. Let peanuts cool on parchment paper.
  5. Store airtight.
Dixie Crystals Insight

Please watch our video on Candied Pecans as it is the same procedure as for candied peanuts.

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