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Creepy Peanuts

Peanuts take a sinister turn when sprayed with diluted black food coloring and toasted in the oven.

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  • Yield: Makes 7 1/2 cups
Creepy Peanuts

Photography: Nick & Chloe

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2012


  • 2 teaspoons black food coloring
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound roasted peanuts, in shell


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place food coloring and water in a small spray bottle, close bottle, and shake to combine. Spread peanuts on a rimmed baking sheet, and spray with food-coloring mixture, turning peanuts, until shells are completely covered. Bake peanuts until shells are dry, about 20 minutes.

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