Bacon Peanuts – Vegan

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I’ve missed posting my recipes, and I want to get back to my blogging, so behold – my latest creation.  A vegan snack dish consisting of peanuts that taste like bacon.  Seriously, it’s a bit creepy how good it tastes.

Theres little in the way of additives or added sweetener, so you’ve got a heck of a healthy snack here.  That tastes like bacon.

  • 2 cups roasted, unsalted peanuts (you can use unroasted peanuts, but may taste different)
  • 2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp liquid smoke.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Miss the soy sauce, syrup, and liquid smoke together on a bowl.
  3. Pour peanuts into bowl with sauce mixture. Stir until thoroughly coated.
  4. Pour coated peanuts and any remaining mixture into a 9×9 glass casserole dish.
  5. Place in oven. Cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  6. Remove when the liquid has turned sticky. Do not cook until completely dry.
  7. Set aside to cool, stirring every few minutes until peanuts stop sticking.
  8. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Should keep 3-7 days. (not sure yet)


– Steve