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Peanut Dessert Recipes

Updated on March 13, 2011

Do you love peanuts? There are many ways to make delicious desserts with peanuts. If you're looking for something a little more creative than a peanut butter sandwich or peanut butter cookies, try out one of these terrific peanut dessert recipes.

Peanut Brittle

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups of peanuts (not roasted)
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda

Preparation Instructions

Place sugar, corn syrup, and water into a heavy saucepan. Cook over a medium heat, stirring while sugar dissolves. Cook until the mixture reaches 238 degrees Fahrenheit. Once this stage is reached, add peanuts and salt, then continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 300 degrees. Fahrenheit. When this temperature is reached, remove the mixture from the heat.

Add the butter nd the soda to the mixture, stir just until blended. Spray nonstick cooking spry on a large cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Pour the mixture onto the prepared pan and spread into a thin layer. Allow to sit until the mixture firm.

Turn over the brittle as soon as it becomes firm, pulling and stretching it s you do so for thin candy. Once the brittle is turned, allow it to set until completely cooled. Once the candy has cooled, remove it from the pan and break into pieces. Store in an airtight continer.

Peanut Pie

  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 ½ cups of corn syrup
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 ½ cups roasted peanuts, shelled
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 frozen pie shell (eight or nine inches)

Preparation Instructions

Mix together sugar, corn syrup, butter, and salt in a saucepan. Cook over low heat until it reaches a boil. Place the beaten eggs in a separate container. Gradually add the hot syrup to the eggs, just a little at a time, continuing to stir constantly throughout the process. Once all of the syrup is added to the eggs and mixed to form a custard, allow it to cool.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. When the peanut custard mixture is cool, mix in the peanuts and the vanilla. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and bake for ten minutes. After baking for ten minutes, reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and continue to cook for 40 minutes or until the tip of knife blade inserted into the pie near the center comes out clean.


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    Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

    Great hub mgwhite. One day I'll give the peanut pie a try. Seems rich but I'll share with friends:-)