This was my first attempt at this. Personally, I don't think it is the best option--so I am on the outlook for better ideas.
2 cups dry-roasted peanuts
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons sea salt
Mix ingredients in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until water is evaporated. Stir CONSTANTLY to prevent peanuts from burning. I had a few burning problems--so you really do have to stir the whole time. And it takes quite a while too.
Even though the peanuts were already dry-roasted, I needed to find a way to completely dry them. Place in single layer on baking sheet. Bake at 300 degrees until dry.
So....how where they?
The flavor was wonderful. Much better than I expected. To be honest, I made these for my step-father. I try to keep a low salt intake. But sea salt is supposedly better than regular table salt... But I had to try a few to make sure they were edible.
The problem was the texture. The peanuts absorbed a lot of the water, so they were soft. Definitely NOT what I am looking for in a peanut. The crunch is part of the satisfaction.
So needless to say, I will have to try some other techniques. I will report back.
And I realize that this is not a Valentine's Day recipe, but at least my mother and I wore appropriate socks!
Recipe adapted from COOKS.COM