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Butter Toffee Peanuts

Crunchy, buttery, sweet, and salty roasted Butter Toffee Peanuts are easy to make and a great snack to enjoy or gift!

Check out my Candied Pecans recipe too!

Why You’ll Love Butter Toffee Peanuts

  • Easy To Make. No candy thermometers or guesswork needed for this simple recipe.
  • Simple Ingredients. Everyday ingredients like butter, sugar, and salt are included in this recipe. You probably have everything in your kitchen right now! The full ingredient list is in the recipe card included at the bottom of the post.
  • Versatile. Obviously these Butter Toffee Peanuts are great for snacking. But they’re also great used on salads, in baking, on a charcuterie board, or as an ice cream topper to name a few!
  • Perfect For Gifting! If you love an sweet edible gift, or just an easy snack to enjoy, these Butter Toffee Peanuts are perfect!

Ingredients You Will Need

Make sure to scroll down to the bottom for the measurements in the recipe card!

  • Granulated sugar
  • Salted butter
  • Light corn syrup
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Kosher salt
  • Salted dry roasted peanuts

How To Make Butter Toffee Peanuts?

This recipe is incredibly easy which is why I love it so much! Just measure, stir, and bake. That’s it!

Mixing peanuts in a bowl coating them with butter, sugar mixture

Prep: Mix together the sugar, butter, corn syrup, cinnamon, and salt in a big bowl. Then add in your peanuts and stir to coat evenly.

Then, spread the peanuts on a parchment lined (or silicone mat-lined) baking sheet.

Toffee peanuts on a baking sheet

Bake: Bake the nuts for 30 minutes at 300°F. The mixture will be bubbly and golden. Just make sure to stir the nuts every 10 minutes for even baking!

Once the nuts are done I like to sprinkle with more salt and then allow them to cool completely. When they’re cooled break them apart! Some will remain in clusters which is totally fine for snacking!

Candied Peanuts in a bowl

Can You Use Other Nuts?

You can use any type of nut for this recipe. It’s a matter of coating them well and baking until they are crisp! Here are some nuts that would be great with this buttery toffee coating:

  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Almonds

How To Store Toffee Peanuts

These store great, just make sure they are in a non-humid environment, otherwise they will get sticky. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

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Butter Toffee Peanuts in a ceramic bowl from above

Butter Toffee Peanuts

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Candied toffee peanuts are the ultimate sweet and salty snack. Perfect for gifting, serving on a charcuterie board, or snacking, this easy recipe is sure to be a favorite. 


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 + 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 cups salted dry roasted peanuts


  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F. Line a 15x10x1- inch nonstick baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, corn syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Add the peanuts and stir to coat evenly. 
  3. Spread the peanuts onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, until the mixture is bubbly and lightly golden, stirring nuts every 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven, sprinkle on more salt if desired and allow the nuts to cool completely.
  5. Once cooled, break the nuts apart.


Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

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8 comments on “Butter Toffee Peanuts”

  1. Hello. Tried the recipe today and like someone else commented extremely greasy. The corn syrup amount on the Pinterest recipe still has not been corrected. Very disappointed in the results. Thanks.

    1. Unfortunately I can’t control what Pinterest recipe pulls from my website. AI on Pinterest pulls the information from creators sites and posts without control from the creator!

  2. Shelly
    I made your recipe but it was so greasy on the bottom of the toffee. I had to paper towel it off before I could serve it. Any explanation why?

      1. In the recipe it states 1/4 + 2Tbs corn syrup. Is it 1/4 cup corn syrup + 2Tbs? Or 1/4 Tbs? The recipe is not clear. Thanks

    1. Cheryl Newton

      If you click on the Imperial Sugar hyperlink about 1/3 of the way down, it will take you to the recipe on that site, and includes ingredient amounts.

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