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Glazed Spanish Peanuts

Glazed Spanish Peanuts | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Such a delicious, easy, quick, satisfying snack.

A dear friend introduced me to making these and they have become my go-to recipe for a satisfying snack, a treat to bring to a party, or given as a gift in a treat bag tied with a bow.

It’s super important to make sure that you cook the peanuts in the liquid mixture until it has mostly evaporated so that when you bake it, the peanuts won’t turn into a brick of peanut brittle that gets stuck in the pan.

They have this semi-crunchy, chewy texture that is so fulfilling.


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Ingredients

    GLAZED SPANISH PEANUTS:
  • 3 cups raw Spanish peanuts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon real vanilla extract

Directions

    GLAZED SPANISH PEANUTS:
  1. Cook peanuts, water, sugar, and vanilla in a pan over medium heat until mixture becomes gooey and liquid is all evaporated.
  2. Spread peanuts on a cookie sheet and bake peanuts in 325 degree (163 C) oven for about 20-40 minutes, stirring frequently, about every 5-10 minutes, until sugar begins to crystalize.
  3. Quickly spread peanuts over a surface of foil, parchment paper, or wax paper to cool.

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Savory Cheese Ball

Savory Cheese Ball | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 8-12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This savory cheese ball is full of flavor with an added kick.

Yesterday was National Cheese Ball Day and tomorrow is National Garlic Day, so here is a recipe that incorporates both celebrations. It’s perfect for parties or as a stay-at-home, enjoy the evening, snack. The options are endless. During the fall and winter seasons I like to add chopped bacon and a variety of toasted nuts.


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Ingredients

    SAVORY CHEESE BALL:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cup finely grated cheese, reserve half, I like sharp white or parmesan
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro, finely chopped

Directions

    SAVORY CHEESE BALL:
  1. Over medium heat, stir together butter and brown sugar until melted, turn off heat, then stir in garlic.
  2. Combine together butter sugar garlic mixture into cream cheese, 1/2 cup grated cheese, chopped jalapeño, and chopped herb.
  3. Roll mixture into a ball and roll into remaining cheese and optional nuts.
  4. Serve with crackers or vegetables such as celery, carrot, jicama, peppers, or yellow squash.

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Smoked Salmon Canapés

Smoked Salmon Canapés | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 2 dozen
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A light, yet satisfying snack or appetizer!


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Ingredients

    SMOKED SALMON CANAPÉS:

  • 5.3 oz box (150g) crackers, crisps, or dried bread (I really like Trader Joe’s Fig and Olive Crips for these, they add just a bit of sweetness)
  • 5 oz chèvre (goat’s milk cheese)
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • Sprigs of fresh dill

Directions

    SMOKED SALMON CANAPÉS:

    – 5.3 oz box (150g) crackers, crisps, or dried bread (I really like Trader Joe’s Fig and Olive Crips for these, they add just a bit of sweetness) – 5 oz chèvre (goat’s milk cheese) – 4 oz smoked salmon – Sprigs of fresh dill [/recipe-ingredients] [recipe-directions] Smoked Salmon Canapés:

  1. Spread chèvre onto crackers, layer small slices of smoked salmon, and top with sprigs of dill.

These canapés are quick, easy, delicious and perfect for parties. Let me know if you make them!

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