How to make Sugar Coated Peanuts/Groundnuts

Sugar Coated Peanuts , Sugar Coated Groundnuts, Sugar Coated nuts
Sugar Coated Peanuts/Groundnuts

Sugar coated peanuts are always a welcomed snack anytime; at get-togethers, birthday parties and also as a snack gift for friends and family.

 I love to make these sugar coated peanuts on festive periods and give as gifts to my family, friends and neighbors; and they love it.

 Here’s how you can make these yummy snack. You can also use this recipe for any other nuts.

Sugar coated Peanuts/Groundnuts recipe:

* 2 Cups Peanuts/Groundnuts(Roasted with coat removed but red/brown skin on)
* 1 cup granulated sugar(white or brown)
* 3\4 cup water
* 1\2 teaspoonful Pink/Red food coloring(optional)
….it wasn’t used in my video but if you want to give yours a color boost please feel free :-D.

*  In a pot, Pour in the sugar , water , peanuts and the coloring (if you’re using any)
; mix all with a wooden spoon and be sure the nuts are well coated with the sugar mix  and  set to boil on medium heat.Stirring constantly

Tip: The skin on the peanuts, helps the sugar to attach firmly on the nuts.

* When the sugar and water mix begins to dry up reduce the heat and keep on stirring.

* When the sugar mixture begin to feel grainy  or look like wet sand on the wooden spoon, put off the heat, mix thoroughly and pour out QUICKLY on a baking tray before the mixture turns to caramel and begins to burn.
Then spread it out on the tray.
 Tip: If you don’t do that, the nut would harden .

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* The nuts will harden a little more as it cools.

Now enjoy  and share with friends !


Other related recipes :
* Nigerian Chin Chin recipe
* Nigerian Chicken Pie
* Nigerian Sausage Rolls
* Nigerian Egg Roll
* Nigerian Scotch Eggs
* Nigerian Fish Rolls
* Nigerian Fish Pie Recipe
* Nigerian Meat Pie
* Nigerian Buns
* Nigerian Puff puff

 By Nky Lily Lete


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  1. Adegbenro Esther
    August 13, 2020 / 12:49 pm

    Please I want start selling sugar coated peanut. How many days can it last before spoilage.

  2. frank julius
    December 17, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    I like this

  3. Anonymous
    January 26, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    Enter your comment…Can one make use of bottle groundnut ?

    August 18, 2016 / 11:31 am

    is it possible to add corn flour to my sugar coated groundnut?

    August 18, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Is it possible to add a little quantity of flour to the sugar coated groundnuts?

    August 18, 2016 / 11:21 am

    Is it possible to add a little quantity of flour to the sugar coated groundnuts?

  7. ty (typearls lifestyle)
    July 29, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Love this recipe, I love eating sugar coated groundnuts while in school, had to reduce intake due to weight loss issues.

  8. Anonymous
    February 27, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. I have really missed having peanuts like this.

  9. Clement ewonode
    February 8, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Madam thanks for all your beautiful food teachings

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 7, 2016 / 5:19 pm

      You're welcome clement

  10. favour
    January 25, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    pls dear u teach me how to make shawama

  11. Anonymous
    August 22, 2014 / 11:27 am

    But how do I season the groundnut with salt before roasting it,I need urgent answers pls.Thanks!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 3, 2014 / 2:14 pm

      You rub a little salt on the fresh nuts before roasting.

  12. Anonymous
    August 12, 2014 / 9:50 pm

    Pls, teach me how to roast groundnut.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 15, 2014 / 11:02 am

      To roast the groundnut, place in a hot pan and stir constantly until well roasted.You can also roast in the oven at 150ºC. Pour the fresh nuts on a wide oven tray and let it roast slowly. without burning.To roast groundnut the local way, you need a wide pan and clean sand.Heat up the sand on the wide pan until hot, then add the fresh groundnut(the one with the red skin), and stir around with the hot sand.You'll notice as the groundnut begins to roast. Immediately transfer into a sieve and leave to cool, then pick the groundnut from the sand.

  13. Catherine Nkeiruka
    November 23, 2013 / 7:37 am

    Thanks for these nice recipies… Pls how do I make the other peanut burger (don't know if it's flour they use). I love ur blog. Keep up d good work.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 23, 2013 / 8:20 am

      Thanks dear. The Burger peanut snack is coated in batter made of flour , eggs and spices. I don't know how they get it that smooth and round, but I'll update as soon as I get the complete recipe 🙂

    • Catherine Nkeiruka
      November 26, 2013 / 5:51 am

      Ok thanks.

  14. Anonymous
    May 31, 2013 / 5:00 pm

    So glad I found this website!! Continue to post the wonderful recipes please! God bless 🙂

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 1, 2013 / 8:49 pm

      Thanks and God bless u too 🙂

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