Spicy Sweet Peanuts

  • 15 mins
  • 6 ingredients


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups raw shelled peanuts
  • kosher salt to taste
These peanuts are spiced with chili powder, cayenne pepper and sugar. They are quite addictive.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove the peanuts from the shells.
  • Combine the water chili powder and cayenne pepper and pour into a heavy skillet.
  • Add the peanuts and sugar and mix well.
  • Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until all the water is absorbed and the nuts are dry and coated with sugar. About 10-20 minutes.
  • Do not leave them alone or they will burn.
  • Sprinkle with salt, then transfer to a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through baking.
  • Let cool and store in an airtight container.

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