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Five-spice Peanuts (Chinese New Year)

 

Peanuts are a symbol of longevity in Chinese culture. Feel free to vary the basic recipe by experimenting with different combinations of spices.
23

Yield

8

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

8

min

Ready

18

min

Low Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 cups peanuts, unsalted
without skins
*
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup brown sugar
*
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
½ teaspoon chinese five spice powder
powder
*

Directions

Line a baking sheet with foil or wax paper, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

In a small heavy saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup over medium heat to dissolve the sugar.

Stir in the five-spice powder.

Bring to a boil. Let boil for several minutes without stirring.

When it reaches the "soft ball" stage remove from the heat.

Stir in the peanuts.

Spread the mixture out on the sheet.

Let stand until it has hardened.

Break into pieces.

Store in a sealed cannister.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6g (0.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 3280% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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