If you are from the Deep South, you've no doubt driven by "Boiled Peanut Stands" on the side of the road. Everybody down South loves 'em--Lord have mercy, I stopped and bought some while driving from Augusta to Warner Robins recently.
If you can't find a roadside stand, you can buy them canned. They may be eaten straight out of the can or placed on a plate and covered with a paper towel, and heated in the microwave for thirty seconds.
You can also prepare your own in the crockpot...
Recipe for Miss Janice's Boiled Peanuts:
1 1/2 quarts raw uncooked green peanuts
1/2 cup salt
2 1/2 quarts water
Wash the peanuts well. Place the peanuts into the crockpot, add the salt and water; stir. Cook covered on high for 5-7 hours. Add more water if necessary to keep the peanuts covered.
I have even given out cans of Boiled Peanuts as my "Friendship Gifts" in the past...
Tied the cans up with plaid bows...this is very Southern y'all!