Southern Sugared Peanuts (Paula Deen)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

A tasty little treat from Lady & Sons cookbook. Note: On the Food Network site, this recipe is called "Dianne's Sugared Peanuts" and does not include the salt. The baking directions are also a bit different: "Bake until the peanuts are golden, about 12 to 15 minutes, stirring at 5 minute intervals."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Dissolve sugar and salt in water in saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add peanuts.
  4. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until peanuts are completely sugared (coated and no syrup left).
  5. Pour onto ungreased cookie sheet, spreading so that peanuts are separated as much as possible.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  7. Let cool and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Turned out perfect!

4 5

I made these several years ago for Christmas. I used pecans instead of peanuts and added about 1-2 tbsp cinnamon as well.

5 5

These are absolutely fabulous!! I have made them many times to take to card parties and there is ALWAYS an empty bowl to bring home! They are very addicting though, and you'll find yourself eating the entire bowl!