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spicy peanuts

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jeanne Benavidez
Odessa, TX

These are an easy, tasty snack. We love these to snack on when watching TV or movies.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Once these spicy peanuts are cooled, they're addictive to munch on. The peanuts are toasted and spicy with a nice flavor of garlic and onion from the Cajun spices. Simple ingredients create a fantastic savory snack. If you're looking for an easy hostess gift, give these a try.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spicy peanuts

  • 2 tsp
    canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    Creole seasoning or Cajun seasoning (like Tony Chachere's)
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 c
    lightly salted party peanuts

How To Make spicy peanuts

  • Spices and oil in a saute pan.
    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add seasoning and red pepper.
  • Spices and oil mixed together and cooking on the stove.
    Stir until combined.
  • Peanuts added to spices in saute pan.
    Stir in peanuts.
  • Toasting peanuts with spices in saute pan.
    Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring constantly until peanuts are evenly coated and hot.
  • Peanuts cooling on a baking sheet.
    Cool slightly and serve. These are good served warm or cool.
  • Spicy peanuts in a mason jar with a red ribbon.
    Can be stored in a tightly cover container for up to 3 weeks.