There’s nothing more southern than an ice cold bottle of Cheerwine and some boiled peanuts! The sweet heat of these little gems make for one tasty little snack for your next party (or movie night, or just because!)
- 2 lbs raw peanuts, in the shell
- 6 cups Cheerwine (glass bottle recommended)
- 3 ½ cups water
- ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- ½ cup kosher salt
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 3 tbsp hot sauce (Texas Pete or other preferred hot sauce)
In a Crockpot, add peanuts.
Pour all ingredients over peanuts and stir to combine and moisten peanuts.
Set Crockpot on high and let cook for 2 hours.
Then, stir peanuts and set Crockpot on low for 10 hours.
Check peanuts for tenderness and make sure peanuts are still submerged (add 2-3 cups of water if needed) and continue to cook on low for another 8 hours or until desired tenderness is reached.
*Green peanuts (when in season) have a higher moisture content and take far less time to cook. Raw peanuts, however can take 18-20 hours to reach desired tenderness.