I learned how to roast peanuts in one of my many DIY pursuits. The store where I buy my groceries offers many varieties of peanuts: salted, honey-roasted, spicy, Spanish style, raw unsalted but not ever roasted and unsalted.
Roasted yet unsalted peanuts just happens to be the commodity most demanded in my household so one time I decided to go out on a limb. I bought a huge bag of the raw ones thinking to myself “Well by golly, I can just learn how to roast peanuts at home.” Sure enough, it worked! Problem solved--and without too much effort either. Now many months later this is a normal routine for us on the weekends.
Grab your handy-dandy baking pan (preferably one with a lip so the little peanuts don’t fall into the fiery flames of your oven) and get a big ol’ bag of the raw babes.*
*Tangent: Feel free to try munching on a raw peanut. If you find them enjoyable I respect the heck out of you, you fine individual. I couldn’t believe how different they tasted! They went from a classic American baseball finger-food snack to a slightly soft, earthy tasting bean/nut/legume...thing. Not my favorite.
So now that you know that eating raw peanuts all the time isn’t the greatest (which was my boyfriends lazy hack for not finding the ones we like in the store) you’ll appreciate even more your newly learned skill of roasting these suckers yourself.
Now without further adieu....
Hope you have fun and gain satisfaction learning how to do something yourself and saving money as you do it!