Red Peanut Cockleburs

1 C. sugar
1/2 C. water
10 oz. pkg. raw peanuts
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. red food coloring, optional


Boil sugar and water until sugar is completely dissolved. Add food coloring if desired. Add peanuts. Cook until most of the moisture is absorbed, stirring constantly.

Pour onto a greased jelly roll pan. Bake 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Stir. Sprinkle with salt. Return to oven. Bake 20 minutes more.

Remove and cool.

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