Spicy Peanuts

Jeanne Benavidez


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

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5 Min
5 Min
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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.


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


  • 1Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add seasoning and red pepper.
  • 2Stir until combined.
  • 3Stir in peanuts.
  • 4Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring constantly until peanuts are evenly coated and hot.
  • 5Cool slightly and serve. These are good served warm or cool.
  • 6Can be stored in a tightly cover container for up to 3 weeks.

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About Spicy Peanuts

Course/Dish: Nuts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy