In the Kitchen with Lisa and Brian: Chocolate-covered Peanuts

by | Dec 17, 2009

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. We’ll post each video here, along with links to the recipes.

Looking for an easy, last-minute gift idea that uses a North Carolina product available almost year-round? Look no further than this week’s WRAL Got to be Good Cookin’ recipe.

According to the newly released 2008 agriculture statistics book, nearly 359 million pounds of peanuts were harvested last year from 97,000 acres – which is good news, considering Americans consume more than 12 pounds of peanuts per person per year. Most of North Carolina’s peanuts are consumed “out-of-hand” as cocktail peanuts, instead of crushed into peanut butter or incorporated into candies.

To print out this recipe and see other N.C. inspired recipes, visit the Got to Be Good Cookn’ Web site.