Spangler Circus Peanuts, the banana-flavored, peanut-shaped marshmallow treat is a nostalgic favorite fat-free candy.
Spangler Candy Company is one of the largest manufacturers of Circus Peanuts in the United States. Circus Peanuts are produced year-round and available in assorted flavors including Vanilla (White), Lemon (Yellow), Cherry (Red) and Banana (Orange). These fun, fluffy candy treats are great for circus-themed events! Circus Peanuts are made with top quality and enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages.
Marshmallow Circus Peanuts were invented in the 1800s and have been produced by many confectionery manufacturers over the years. The first Spangler Candy Circus Peanut recipe was developed on March 12, 1941. During the war, Circus Peanut Slurry was sold in jars as a sugar replacement since sugar was rationed.
Circus Peanuts were originally introduced as Spring candy items in 5-cent and 10-cent variety stores. In the late 1940s, polyethylene film was developed and helped make it possible to offer Circus Peanuts on a year-round basis.