Peanut Powered Recipes

Georgia Gold Peanuts

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 3 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tsp. grated orange rind
  • 2 1/2 cups salted peanuts
  • * 1/2 tsp. gold luster dust, optional

Combine the sugar, water and orange juice and blend thoroughly. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally to 238 degrees on candy thermometer or to soft-ball stage. Remove from heat and add orange rind and peanuts. Stir lightly to coat peanuts with glaze. Turn out at once onto waxed paper and separate peanuts with a fork. Cool completely and place in zip-loc bag, sprinkle with gold dust and shake bag. Place in a pint size jar.

* may be found in cake confection shops

Yield: 2 1/2 cups

Recipe by:
Debra Brooks
Byron, Georgia
Grand Prize Winner: Plains Peanut Festival Recipe Contest

Recipe Courtesy of the Plains Peanut Festival Recipe Contest