Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Candied Peanuts -Small or Larger Batch and Easy Football Centerpiece

There's a reason they hang those bags of candy, chips and nuts near the cash registers folks. I picked up a 4 oz bag of salted Planter's peanuts ~just in case~ an idea popped into my head, and since it's fall and pumpkin spice season... These Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Candied Peanuts really turned out great and they are a perfect snack for football, or any fall event or holiday. And they'd make a tasty little gift too:@)

 I used my 2 quart Crock Pot and only made 1 bag/cup of the candied nuts.
Simply use a larger slow cooker for larger amounts of nuts.

I set-up this super easy football centerpiece to honor the season's kick-off.
Both items came from Dollar Tree. The runner is actually a tablecloth,
I just chose to keep it folded up and trimmed the length to work for my table.
The football is that honeycomb design that folds flat for storage.
I think I'll safely store them away until the playoffs or Super Bowl... We have big hopes here in Philly this year:@)

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Peanuts
For each 4 oz bag or roughly 1 C salted peanuts:
1/4 C sugar
2 Tbsp water
2 tsp butter
1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  1. Add peanuts to vessel.
  2. Pour the sugar all over the nuts, sprinkle with water and spice.
  3. Dot top with butter, do not stir.
  4. Place folded paper towel under lid and cook on high for 1 1/2 hours, stirring well after 45 minutes. Be sure to lift lid away from opening so condensation doesn't drip into nuts.
  5. After 1 1/2 hours give it a stir, the sugar should look melted and glossy. If it doesn't, replace the paper towels/lid and let cook for 15-20 minutes more and stir again.
  6. Stir nuts to cover well with coating, pour onto silicone mat, parchment or Reynolds Release foil.
  7. Spread out with spatula or fork (melted sugar is very hot folks), allow to cool completely and break apart as necessary.
  8. Store in air tight container.

5 comments:

  1. Sounds very yummy! Love your football decor!

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  2. We always have big hopes at the beginning of the season....we'll see, LOL. These candied nuts are perfect for game day snacking, though my crew is always too nervous to eat until after the game!

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  3. What a great seasonal munchie, Lynn! Your football decor is perfect and easy to pull out each week, too.

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  4. this is a great idea. I've never tried to do slow cooker nuts and I'm wondering if it made your house smell amazing! I think I will give this a try.

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  5. Sounds irresistible Lynn! Love your honeycomb football decoration too. ♥

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