Five simple ingredients and you’re on your way to one of the most delicious snacks you’ll ever have! Honey is combined with a touch of cayenne pepper, butter and salt to make salty, sweet honey roasted peanut clusters that you’ll find hard to resist.
Monday, again. Where does the weekend go? Blink of an eye, I tells ya!
I don’t know about you, but weekends are for catching up on odds and ends around the house, a little relaxing, watching our fave shows and definitely snacking!
That’s where this easy honey roasted peanut clusters come in! They’re perfect for when the little hunger bug strikes.
Why We Love Honey Roasted Peanut Clusters
- The recipe is made with just 5 simple ingredients that you probably have on hand.
- It comes together in about 15 minutes.
- It’s naturally sweetened.
- Of course, they taste delicious!
How To Roast Peanuts
These peanut clusters are pretty simple to whip up.
I used raw, natural honey. Buy the best you can. You won’t regret it. So creamy. So delicious.
Word to the wise: do not, I repeat, do not touch that hot honey …
I touched the hot honey.
What the heck was I thinking? My gut got the best of me. Well, let me tell you. The sound that I let out was ungodly. I swear the neighbours heard me. I freaked the fur baby out and everything. So, listen, don’t touch hot honey, okay?
Full details are in the recipe card below, but here are the basics:
- Melt butter into honey on the stovetop and whisk to combine. Stir in cayenne pepper.
- Pour over raw (unsalted) peanuts and stir to combine.
- Spread peanuts onto a parchment paper-lined sheet pan, sprinkle with salt and bake.
- Stir nuts, rotate pan and bake another little bit.
- Sprinkle with salt.
- Place in a bowl and stir a little (clumps will naturally form as they cool). Break into desired size clusters.
Tips for Making This Recipe
- Start out with unsalted peanuts.
- Use the best quality honey you can find.
- Love a little more heat? Add a touch more ground cayenne pepper.
- A little pinch of salt really does these honey roasted nut clusters wonders! It has that whole sweet and salty situation going, which I love! A larger flaked salt works better than, say, table salt.
- Watch these peanuts carefully! Like all nuts, they can burn fast and ovens can vary! Check on after 5 minutes. No one wants burned nuts. No one.
- After they’ve baked, you can sprinkle with a touch more salt and let sit for a couple of minutes. Then place in a bowl and stir until cooled. These nuts will naturally stick to each other in little clusters because of the honey so what you are left with is little bites of goodness.
Easy Homemade Food Gift
These peanut clusters are such a delicious homemade food gift. Package them up nice and pretty and they definitely will be well received!
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Honey Roasted Peanut Clusters
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 2 cups unsalted peanuts
- ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Meanwhile, add butter and honey to a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat (or, alternatively, melt in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 45 to 60 seconds). Stir in cayenne pepper.
- Place peanuts in a bowl and pour honey/butter mixture over top and stir to combine.
- Spread peanuts out evenly onto prepared sheet pan and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of salt. Bake for 5 minutes.
- Carefully remove the pan from the oven, stir nuts, rotate pan and bake for another 4 to 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle with remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt. Let sit a minute or two and then place peanuts into a bowl. Stir. You want little clumps of nuts, about 3 to 5 in a clump. They will naturally stick together. Stir every couple of minutes until cooled slightly, breaking up, as desired. Yields 2 cups. Enjoy!
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.
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