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Jul 30, 2005 12:26 PM

Freezing peanuts?

  • b

ELENI'S COOKIES at Chelsea Market has a special on a three-pound can of shelled, salted peanuts for three dollars. I want to put some it in Zip Lock bags and freeze for a later time. Anyone know of any reason not to freeze them, taste, quality etc.?

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  1. I've never frozen peanuts, but I regularly freeze pecans and they turn out great for baking. I say go for it.

    1. I remember, as a kid, eating this amazing trail mix at a friend's house, brought by relatives in AZ. They kept bags of it in the freezer, and after having it the first time, I insisted on only having it frozen. Tasted better.

      I haven't eaten a frozen peanut (outside of ice cream) since, but I think you're safe to freeze em.

      1. All of my nuts (walnuts, pecans, pistachios, peanuts, almonds, pine nuts--can you tell I like nuts?) are stored in the freezer. Otherwise they go stale or rancid before I can use them up.

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        1. I agree it is fine to freeze nuts. My mom always stocked up when she saw nuts on sale so she would have them for holiday baking.

          I try to keep pine nuts in the freezer so I have them handy for recipes and for making pesto.

          1. b

            Thanks for all of the replies. We just portion out the peanuts into Zip Lock freezer bags and they'll probably last us till next Spring.