These caramelised peanuts are covered in sesame seeds for a unique nutty & sweet treat! So fun to make and you won’t be able to stop eating them…
These caramelised peanuts with sesame seeds are my new favourite snack. I type this in between shoving handfuls of the peanuts into my mouth. They’re too good.
And they’re SO easy to make. Just 3 ingredients, one pot and 15 minutes.
The full recipe is at the bottom of this post, as well as a video outlining everything.
But for a really quick visual, here is how to make this delicious snack:
Just three ingredients are needed:
- Raw peanuts
- Sesame seeds
Caramelise the peanuts
Cooking the peanuts with sugar and water on a high heat will cause them to crystallise.
Add the sesame seeds
Then, whilst they’re still hot and sticky, sprinkle them with sesame seeds which will create a crunchy outer layer.
Allow them to cool and that’s it!
So this is a great candy recipe you can whip up quickly and easily for yourself but it’s also a great idea for gifts!
I hoped that packaging most of the nuts in a jar with a pretty ribbon would stop me from eating them long enough to give to a friend next week, but unfortunately my cravings were too powerful to be stopped.
Easy Sesame Candied Peanuts (3 ingredients!)
Candied peanuts with sesame seeds. An incredibly addictive and delicious snack that makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift.
- 300 g / 2 cups raw peanuts
- 220 g / 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 90 ml / ⅓ cup water
- 45 g / ⅓ cup sesame seeds
- Add the peanuts, sugar and water to a medium saucepan and stir over a medium heat.
- After a few minutes, the mixture will begin to bubble and then it will start to crystalize. Keep stirring as the sugar melts and begins to turn syrupy.
- Once all the sugar has melted and the peanuts are fully coated, remove from the heat and transfer to a tray lined with parchment paper. Quickly sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and let them cool for 15 minutes.
- Store in an air-tight jar or container for up to 1 month. Enjoy!
I just made these and I decided to add a little bit of nutmeg as well. Highly recommend!
Cyd larkin says
Made them with raw cashews.yum Almonds. Great instructional recipe, very adaptable. And thanks for the sesame candy recipe, too
I must try it with cashews, sounds amazing. Glad you enjoyed it!
Looks awesome! What happened to your sesame brittle recipe?
Hi Earl, that recipe has been removed (the post was outdated not getting visitors) but I still have the recipe! I’ll post it here, in case you’re looking for it. And I’ll get round to republishing the post when I have time.
* 200g (1/2 cup) sesame seeds
* 120ml (1/2 cup) maple syrup
* 100g (1/2 cup) coconut sugar
* grapeseed oil or coconut oil for greasing
1. Grease a bake sheet and a spatula with a little bit of oil.
2. In a medium saucepan, heat the sugar and maple syrup until it turns frothy.
3. Lower the heat and add the sesame seeds. Stir for about 5 minutes on a low heat until the seeds start to brown. (Make sure you don’t let them burn! If the pan starts to smoke, take off the heat immediately.)
4. Spread the mixture out onto the baking sheet and smooth evenly with a spatula. Work quickly as it dries fast.
5. Once it’s smooth and beginning to dry, cut into 12 squares and then leave to cool for about 10 minutes.
6. Keep in an air-tight container for 2 weeks.
Thank you! And, thanks for all your hard work creating these delicious recipes!