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Georgia Gold Peanuts

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Georgia Gold Peanuts                                   Yields: 2 ½ cups

(The Peanut Institute)

¾ cup sugar

1 Tbsp. water

3 Tbsp. orange juice

1 tsp. grated orange rind

2 ½ cups salted peanuts

* ½ tsp. gold luster dust, optional

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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

 

 

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