Sesame candied peanuts in different glass jars and bowls with sesame seeds scattered around
Sweet Treats

Sesame Candied Peanuts

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Have you ever had Sesame Candied Peanuts? I had not until very recently. A friend of mine was kind enough to share a brand product with me. I absolutely adored them and – truthfully – I could not stop eating them. But… as is always the case with my mind, I was already thinking how to make them better, more interesting and perhaps that little bit more elevated.

Sesame candied peanuts in different glass jars and bowls with sesame seeds scattered around

So, in true fashion, I did exactly that. The result is an absolute delicious, crunchy, peanut-y, seame-y snack which you will likely not be able to get enough of. Know what I love most? The very short list of ingredients and the little time it takes to bring them together (the longest is the time spent in the oven).

Sesame candied peanuts in different glass jars and bowls with sesame seeds scattered around; photographed from above

Why are these Sesame Candied Peanuts good for you?

Sesame Seeds

Anything that comes from seeds means literally that it is able to grow into a plant-powerhouse. That also, in turn, means they are incredibly nutritious and powerful for us to consume. Sesame seeds grow in pods on the sesamum indicum plant. They have been used as an old folk medicine for centuries. Sesame seeds contain calcium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. They are also high in both protein and fiber. We know that fiber is super important and essential for a healthy gut. Protein represents one of the key building blocks of our bodies. Without protein our bodies cannot function optimally. Getting these two from such a tiny seed is great!!

Sesame candied peanuts in a glass jar with a little wooden spoon stuck into it

Sesame seeds have a high antioxidant content. These antioxidants may contribute to healthy blood pressure levels by reducing the built-up of plaque in your arteries. In addition, magnesium has been shown to reduce blood pressure. A reduction in blood pressure directly contributes to a healthier heart. One final point that is also worth mentioning is that sesame seeds may be beneficial during menopause. They contain phytoestrogens, which mirror or are similar to the hormone estrogen. During menopause, estrogen levels drop, which means that adding them in through diet may reduce hot flashes and similar symptoms of low estrogen levels. Altogether, not too bad for such a small mighty seed. Am I right 😍?!

Sesame candied peanuts in different glass jars and bowls with sesame seeds scattered around; photographed from above up close

How can I adjust these Sesame Candied Peanuts to my dietary requirements?

This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free, and vegan. Due to the peanuts used, it is not nut-free. As peanuts are considered a legume as part of the paleo lifestyle, this recipe is also not paleo-friendly.

Sesame candied peanuts in a glass jar with a little wooden spoon stuck into it; photographed from above

Similar Recipes on the Blog

Here are some awesome other ideas for sweet snacks on the blog:

Sesame candied peanuts scattered with different filled glass jars in the background

And there you have it for this week!! I hope you absolutely enjoy this delicious recipe and cannot get enough of it as well 😉. As always, please let me know how you like the recipe by either commenting below and/or rating it. I love hearing from you! Happy peanut making!!

Sesame Candied Peanuts

Recipe by Ann Robejsek
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: Sweet TreatsCuisine: SnacksDifficulty: Super easy
Servings

1.75

cups
Prep time

5

minutes
Baking time

17

minutes

Nutty, sesame-y, crunchy, and delicious. These Sesame Candied Peanuts are ten times better than the store-bought version and done in no time!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups (200 gr.) unsalted, unroasted peanuts

  • 5 tbsp sesame seeds

  • 3 tbsp black sesame seeds – see notes* for details

  • 5 tbsp maple syrup

  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar

How to

  • Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius (320 Fahrenheit) on top and bottom heat. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Pour on the baking sheet and spread out. Bake for 10 minutes. Then lightly turn them over. Bake for another 6-7 minutes. Once done, let cool completely and ENJOY!

Notes

  • * if you do not have black sesame seeds, simply use more “white” ones

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