Chili-Roasted Peanuts with Dried Cherries



These peanuts are great for parties and get-togethers; as well as an everyday snack.


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Makes 1 lb.
10 Min
10 Min


  • 1 oz
    unsalted butter
  • 1 lb
    raw peanuts
  • 1 Tbsp
    mild chili powder
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 tsp
    ground white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 8 oz
    dried cherries*

How to Make Chili-Roasted Peanuts with Dried Cherries


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 to 325°F. Melt the butter in a small saucepan; remove from heat. Add the raw peanuts and toss to coat evenly with the melted butter.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, cumin, white pepper, salt, oregano, and cayenne; set aside.
  3. Spread the peanuts in a single layer on a large sheet pan and lightly toast in the oven for about 10 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally.
  4. Transfer the peanuts into a large bowl and coat with the dry ingredients. Mix in the cherries until uniformly blended.
  5. Cool completely, then cover and store at room temperature (lasts up to 2 weeks).

    * Can substitute raisins or dried cranberries in place of the dried cherries, if desired.

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About Chili-Roasted Peanuts with Dried Cherries

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers, Nuts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #peanuts

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