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.
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).
Why are these Sesame Candied Peanuts good for you?
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 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 😍?!
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.
Similar Recipes on the Blog
Here are some awesome other ideas for sweet snacks on the blog:
- Burnt-Sugar Almonds
- Chewy Double-Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Lemon Chia Cookies
- Crunchy Ginger Cookies
- Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Bites
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!!