Fire Roasting is often referred to as hot panning. This is the process of adding a thin crunchy coating on to the center by applying heat to a traditional panning process. The nuts are cooked with a combination of ingredients such as sugar, salt, honey, butter or water in a revolving copper pan over a gas flame. Fire Roasting can be performed with many different types of wholesome centers including peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, soybeans and dried corn. Hot panning will produce a crunchy shell that is similar to popular, sweet and salty peanuts on the market. After the crunchy shell is produced, we can adhere inclusions such as dried fruit like blueberries, cranberries, and acai, grains such as quinoa, seeds such as chia, and a variety of seasonings.
The entire fire roasting method takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes from start to finish. Each batch is about 30 to 35 pounds in weight, and we can produce three to four batches per hour. Our Camp Hill, PA hot panning operation features a total capacity of up to 14 million pounds per year!
Contact the Warrell Corporation today to learn more about our hot panning candy making process.