(by Shirley McNevich)
2 cups white sugar
1 cup water
4 cups shelled peanuts (do NOT remove the skins)
In a pot over medium heat add water and white sugar--cook/stir until sugar is dissolved. Add all of the shelled peanuts--cook/stir until there is no more liquid left. Spread the peanuts on an ungreased cookie sheet and use a spoon to separate them as much as you can. Bake at 300 degrees for 5 minutes, then stir the peanuts. Bake another 5 minutes, then stir the peanuts again. Bake another 2-5 minutes, then remove from oven. Cool completely.