These Sweet and Spicy Peanuts are great finger food for parties! Keep them on hand for afternoon snacking or serve at your next tailgate.
Today's recipe is quick, easy, delicious, and perfect for your next cocktail or football party! Really. This takes no more than 10 minutes in the kitchen and the flavors are just outstanding. Which is a really good thing for me right now as I'm waiting for a bout of sciatica to subside. Ow.
These Sweet and Spicy Peanuts combine red hot pepper flakes and Chinese 5-spice powder with your favorite cocktail peanuts and honey. The only problem? It's really hard to stop eating until they're all gone :-) Put this one on your list for Super Bowl!
How to Make Sweet and Spicy Peanuts
Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the honey, peanuts, red pepper flakes, and 5-spice powder.
Cook, stirring constantly until peanuts are brown and glazed (about 5 minutes). Keep the heat no higher than medium and watch very carefully as the honey and nuts will burn easily.
Spread the peanuts on a foil-lined baking sheet and sprinkle immediately with salt.
Allow to cool completely; transfer to a paper towel lined plate and blot with additional paper towel to remove excess oil.
More Snack Recipes on Never Enough Thyme:
- Boiled Peanuts
- Garlic Butter and Herb Popcorn
- Baked Mozzarella with Prosciutto and Cherry Tomatoes
- Spicy Cheese Crackers
- Perfect Baked Buffalo Wings
Peanut Snack Recipes from Other Bloggers:
- Chile Peanuts from Leite's Culinaria
- Indian Spiced Peanuts from Cooking with Siri
- Spiced Siamese Peanuts from Viet World Kitchen
- Spicy Salt-Roasted Peanuts from Uncle Jerry's Kitchen
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Sweet and Spicy Peanuts
- 2 tblsp. peanut oil
- 2 tblsp. honey
- ¾ cup cocktail peanuts
- ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp. 5-spice powder
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the honey, peanuts, red pepper flakes, and 5-spice powder.
- Cook, stirring constantly, until peanuts are brown and glazed (about 5 minutes). Keep the heat no higher than medium and watch very carefully as the honey and nuts will burn easily.
- Spread the peanuts on a foil-lined baking sheet and sprinkle immediately with salt.
- Allow to cool completely; transfer to a paper-towel lined plate and blot with additional paper towel to remove excess oil.
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Lana Stuart is the cook and occasional traveler here at Never Enough Thyme. Lana has been cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove and started this blog in 2009 to share her delicious home cooking recipes. You'll find about 700 recipes here so there's sure to be something your family will like!
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