butter toffee peanuts

Butter Toffee Peanuts

I have recently become a peanutholic. Because of these.

So apparently Butter Toffee Peanuts are impossible to stop eating. This I know is true. Make these and prepare to live on them until the batch is gone because you can. not. stop. Or maybe you have more self control than me. Good for you.

I’m going to recommend you make these when you’re expecting a crowd. They are perfect party food and they will not last long. They’re super easy to make and irresistibly sweet, buttery, salty & crunchy. They are just plain yum.

butter toffee peanuts

Sure you can buy candied peanuts and I’m not saying they aren’t good. Remember those bright red candied peanuts that are apparently called French Burnt Peanuts and who the heck knew that?!

These homemade Butter Toffee Peanuts are so much better than any store bought candied peanuts. The rich, buttery, crunchy toffee coating is a match made in heaven with the toasted, salty peanuts inside.

butter toffee peanuts

butter toffee peanuts

Butter Toffee Peanuts

Easy to make sweet & crunchy Butter Toffee Peanuts are the best treat. Perfect for a party spread or a movie treat or game day or anytime!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 cups roasted salted peanuts


  • To a large saucepan add the sugar, brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Boil for about a minute until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Sir in the peanuts and mix well.
  • Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 300 for about 25 minutes, stirring a couple of times during cooking.*
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet, stirring occasionally as it cools to separate the nuts. If there are any large clusters you can just break them up with your hands.


*the mixture will thin and liquify in the oven and that’s ok, just stir them around with a spatula.
Keyword Butter Toffee Peanuts
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butter toffee peanuts

butter toffee peanuts Recipe ingredients, tips, substitutions:

Peanuts – I use dry roasted, salted peanuts because they offer more toasty, salty flavour than raw nuts.

Sugar – regular white sugar and brown sugar.

Butter – I use salted butter.

Corn Syrup – light or dark, both work.

Butter Toffee Peanuts Recipe Variations:

  • Chocolate Covered Version – before storing the cooled nuts, drizzle them with melted dark chocolate. Allow the chocolate to cool and set and then break up the peanuts again.
  • Cinnamon Version – add 1 tsp cinnamon to the butter mixture.
  • Extra Nutty Version – swap out some of the peanuts for almonds or cashews.

butter toffee peanuts

butter toffee peanuts recipe, how to make it…

Over medium-low heat melt together the sugar, brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt. Allow the mixture to come to a boil and let it bubble away for about a minute or two until the sugar is dissolved and then remove it from the heat.

Now stir in all of the peanuts and mix well until all the peanuts are well coated in the butter mixture. Then spread the peanuts out in an even layer on a parchment lined baking sheet and place them in the oven at 300 degrees. Give them a stir 2 or 3 times during cooking, and note that the. mixture will become liquidy in the oven and spread. Do not panic. This is ok. Still stir them around and let them be.

Remove the peants from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet. Give them a stir occasionally as they cool to separate the nuts. If there are any large clusters you can just break them up with your hands. That’s it!

butter toffee peanuts recipe

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  1. 5 stars
    Sweet recipe. I’ve been making honey roasted cashews lately, but have been wanting to make some good toffee peanuts. Thanks for this!

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    5 stars

  3. For a thinner coating, can I add more peanuts? I’d like really thin candy shells.

    • Hmmmmm… I don’t see why not Martha, but I haven’t tried with more peanuts so can’t be sure. I would say to just make sure the peanuts are completely coated, so might take a bit more stirring. Let me know if you try!

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