Honey Roasted Peanuts Recipe


The honey roasted peanuts recipe I’m going to teach you to make is one of the most common recipes around because it’s so simple and affordable. A honey roasted peanuts recipe​. You should try your hand at this easy dessert recipe tonight! It’s quick and very tasty. And it’s so simple to make too. You probably have most of the ingredients already on hand, too.


This recipe for Honey Roasted Peanuts is simple and needs only a few ingredients. Eat them straight from the bowl or toss them over salads, desserts, and more.

honey roasted peanuts in a jar.

You might ask “Are honey roasted peanuts healthy?” and that is a very good question.

While not as healthy as raw peanuts, they are still a healthy snack option. They still contain important dietary fibercarbohydratesprotein, fat, and vitamins and minerals.

Also, because I use coconut oil and coconut sugar it definitely renders this recipe much healthier than Planters honey roasted peanuts or some other store-bought version that no doubt uses refined sweeteners.


  • peanuts
  • honey – I recommend local honey!
  • coconut oil
  • sea salt or kosher salt
  • coconut sugar


First, add the honey, coconut oil, and sea salt in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. It’s nice you can control the sodium in this peanuts recipe too! I use just one teaspoon salt.

Stir the mixture and let the coconut oil melt.

a spoon stirring coconut oil and honey in a small saucepan.

Next, remove from the heat and add the nuts to the pot.

Give it all a good stir and coat the peanuts well.

peanuts being stirred in a saucepan.

Finally, how to roast raw peanuts.

Pour the contents of the pot into a prepared baking sheet or baking dish that has been coated with a bit of cooking spray. Spread the peanuts into a single layer and bake in the oven for thirty minutes.

I use a 9×13 roasting pan but a rimmed baking sheet works just as well.

a spoon stirring nuts in a baking pan.

You will have to take the tray out every ten minutes or so to stir and ensure nothing is sticking or burning.

a spoon stirring nuts in a baking pan.

It also lets you sample the goods while you work.

Perks of being the cook. 😉

Once they are roasted to a nice golden brown take them out of the oven and place peanuts in a large mixing bowl.

Sprinkle them with coconut sugar and toss the roasted nuts with coconut sugar to absorb all the goodness. Stir it every so often as they cool so it doesn’t form one huge clump.

a spoon stirring nut coated with coconut sugar.


  • place in a small bowl on a charcuterie board – a hit when hosting friends for drinks
  • perfect for snacking on while watching a movie
  • add oven roasted peanuts to a salad for an interesting texture component
  • place in a jar with a ribbon and give as a gift
  • substitute butter for coconut oil for an even richer treat
  • vegans can use maple syrup instead of honey
  • zest things up with a spice mixture by adding seasonings like chili powder, garlic powder, cinnamon, or even chipotle powder
  • add to a food processor to make homemade honey roasted peanut butter

Honey Roasted Peanuts

Honey roasted peanuts

Prep:15 mins

Cook:20 mins

Total:35 mins

Servings:12 servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Warm roasted peanuts are a wonderful snack that has been an American favorite for decades. They’re usually bought in commercially-made tins and it’s almost impossible to eat just one handful. Our homemade version will make it even harder! Coated in butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt, these peanuts are roasted in the oven for a mere 20 minutes. Very little prep is required to serve this sweet-savory snack. If you’re keen on spicy foods, use our recipe as a template and add cayenne or chipotle powder to make spicy honey-roasted peanuts.

For this recipe, using raw peanuts is best, but unsalted roasted peanuts are also good. The least amount of processing the peanuts you’re using have, the better. Use these sweet crunchy peanuts to decorate cakes and cupcakes or to top ice-cream or fruit parfait. Pack in little bags to give away to friends and family, and simply keep them in an airtight container at room temperature.


  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 pound raw peanuts, or roasted unsalted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Steps to Make It


  1. Gather the ingredients.Ingredients for honey roasted peanuts
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying it with nonstick cooking spray. Place the butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the mixture until the butter is melted, about 45 seconds, stirring halfway through. Once melted, stir until the liquid is smooth.Place the butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in bowl
  3. Add the peanuts to the honey mixture and stir until they’re all evenly coated.Peanuts in a bowl
  4. Pour the peanuts out onto the prepared baking sheet and spread them into an even layer.spread peanuts out on baking sheet
  5. Bake the peanuts for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to prevent burning. The peanuts at the edges will brown faster, so it’s important to stir regularly to get an even roasting.Peanuts on a baking sheet
  6. Once the peanuts are golden brown, remove them from the oven and stir again to distribute the honey that has dripped onto the baking sheet.Honey poured on peanuts
  7. Let the peanuts rest for a minute or two. Sprinkle the granulated sugar and the remaining teaspoon of salt on top and stir again. The sugar and salt will add flavor and texture to the peanuts.Sprinkle sugar on peanuts
  8. As they continue to cool at room temperature, stir occasionally to break up any big clumps. Enjoy warm or cold!cool peanuts on a baking sheet at room temperature

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Who doesn’t love a good old peanut butter sandwich? These delicious honey roasted peanuts make decadent peanut butter with a sweet flavor already added. Simply use a high-speed blender or food processor to blend the peanuts into butter. The result will have texture because of the peanuts’ skins, but also a lot of flavor and character. Blending the roasted peanuts once the final sugar and salt are added makes the blending process easier.

Honey-Roasted Peanuts Recipe

Get ready to swap your chips and candies for a healthy, nutty snack! This simple yet amazing recipe is composed of roasted peanuts coated in salted honey glaze. You’ll get to enjoy a tasty yet healthy alternative snack to salty store-bought chips and sweet candies. What’s more, it’s also a great topping for your homemade vanilla ice cream. Let us guide you on how to make a tasty finger food snack with simple roasting and mixing!

Preparing the Honey-Roasted Peanuts Recipe

Tips In Making Honey-Roasted Peanuts

You can now skip your usual chips and popcorn while watching your favorite shows. It’s also great for whenever you need finger food snacks for studying or working. Here are some tips on how you can make honey roasted peanuts easier and yummier:

  • Use unsalted peanuts. We will be using salted honey glaze which will give your peanuts their extra flavors. You should use raw peanuts without skin, or the ones that are still in their peanut shell. Here are some tips on how to remove the skin from peanuts: 
    • Option 1: Preheat your oven at 350 degrees F and lay your shelled raw peanuts on a lined baking sheet and bake them for 5 minutes. When it has cooled down, rub the peanuts lightly and the skin will tear off easily.
    • Option 2: Place your shelled peanuts in boiling water, a few at a time for 3 minutes then drain. Remove peanut skin using your fingers then place it on a sheet of parchment paper to dry them out.
  •  Feel free to turn the glaze into salted honey caramel. You can easily achieve this by caramelizing brown sugar with butter and salt before you add it to the honey.
  • Add a few spices like cayenne or chipotle powder for extra kicks. You will love adding these spices especially if you’re into sweet, spicy, and salty food. You can also add other spices like a teaspoon of cinnamon or ground ginger for added flavor. 

All this talk of food is surely making you hungry! So let’s dive right into making these quick and easy honey-roasted peanuts!

quick and easy honey roasted peanuts

How To Make Honey-Roasted Peanuts

Aromatic peanuts are honey-roasted to golden brown perfection with this easy and quick recipe. These yummy honey-flavored peanuts are the perfect alternative snack for chips and candy.

Cool Time::30 mins

Cook:20 mins

Total:50 mins



  • 2 cups peanuts, raw and unsalted
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp salt, or sugar


  1. Combine all ingredients, except the peanuts, into a skillet over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, just until sugar has melted.
  2. Add the nuts and simmer for roughly 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has reduced by ¾ and has turned amber in color.
  3. Reduce heat to low, then shuffle the pan away and back to the heat, constantly stirring, to avoid burning the peanuts.
  4. Once the sugar has completely melted, pour the mixture onto a silicone mat and allow it to cool down completely. You will see that the candied sugar clings to the peanuts, which is a good sign.
  5. Serve and enjoy snacking on these Honey-Roasted Peanuts once cool!

Recipe Notes

  • We highly recommend using raw peanuts for this recipe. If there aren’t any available, it’s best to use peanuts with as little processing and salt as possible, so as not to clash with the honey flavor.
  • You can swap the salt for sugar if you prefer a sweeter treat. Some versions of this recipe also use powdered sugar or confectioner’s sugar. 
  • If you prefer darker-roasted peanuts, roast them for a little longer and don’t stir at the first 5-minute mark.


  • Sugar: 26g
  • Calcium: 53mg
  • Calories: 379kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Potassium: 365mg
  • Protein: 13g
  • Sturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 110mg
  • Vitamin C: 1mg

Honey Roasted Peanuts Recipe

Homemade honey roasted peanuts are sweet, salty and have a little heat to keep things interesting. This easy recipe is a perfect snack for game day or an edible gift for your peanut-loving friend.





3 tblsp

unsalted butter

3 tblsp


1 1/2 tsp

salt, divided

1 lb

raw peanuts, skinless

1/2 cup(s)

granulated sugar

1/4 tsp

cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp

garlic powder

Directions 10 steps | 40 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.

Step 2

Whisk in the honey and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for about 1 minute while stirring constantly.

Step 3

Turn off the heat and stir in the peanuts. Mix until the peanuts are evenly coated in honey.

Step 4

Transfer the peanuts to the prepared baking sheet, Make sure to spread out the peanuts in one even layer.

Step 5

Roast the peanuts for about 25-35 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 5-10 minutes so the peanuts roast evenly and do not burn.

Step 6

While the peanuts are roasting, whisk together the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt, sugar, cayenne pepper and garlic powder in a small bowl.

Step 7

Once the peanuts are done, stir the peanuts so the honey that has dripped off becomes evenly distributed. Transfer the roasted peanuts into a large mixing bowl.

Step 8

Add the sugar mixture to the peanuts by the spoonful while constantly stirring to keep the peanuts from sticking to each other. Add the sugar mixture to your taste, you might not use all of it.

Step 9

Once all of the sugar has been added, let the peanuts cool completely, stirring occasionally to keep them from sticking together.

Step 10

Once it’s cooled, serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container. Enjoy!


  • Interested in other varieties of honey roasted nuts? We have you covered:
    • honey roasted pecans: sweet with browned butter 
    • honey roasted cashews: sweet, floral with a hint of lemon

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