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Give Your Peanuts A Taste Of Morocco

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(NC) - Enjoy a variation on a traditional favourite with the Moroccan flavours of these spiced peanuts. Keep them on hand for snacking, or package them in attractive canisters or tins for gifts.


    Give Your Peanuts A Taste Of Morocco
  • Moroccan Peanuts*
  • 1 large egg white
  • 3 cups dry roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to 150 C (300 F).

In a medium bowl, beat egg white with 1 tablespoon water until frothy. Add peanuts; toss to coat well. If necessary, pour peanuts into a strainer and let any excess liquid drain off.

Combine remaining ingredients in a resealable plastic bag; mix well. Add peanuts and toss gently to coat evenly. Spread peanuts in a single layer on a nonstick baking sheet.

Bake at 150 C (300 F), in center of oven for 15 minutes. Stir peanuts, reduce heat to 135 C (275 F), and bake 45 minutes. Remove peanuts from the oven and loosen with a spatula. Cool in pan 30 minutes.

Store in tightly covered container.

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* Recipe courtesy of USA National Peanut Board

Serving Size: Makes 9 Servings (1/3 Cup)

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 334 cal; 23 g carb; 12 g pro; 24 g fat (61% cal from fat); 0 mg chol; 4 g fiber; 484 mg sod.

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