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Barbecued Peanuts Recipe

Barbecued Peanuts Recipe

These zippy peanuts are great for football parties, as after-school snacks or movie nights. “I like to prepare them at the holidays to give as presents,” says Abbey Boyle of Tampa, Florida.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) dry roasted peanuts


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, butter, garlic powder and cayenne. Add peanuts; stir until evenly coated. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Spread on waxed paper; cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 366 calories, 31 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 575 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Reviews for Barbecued Peanuts

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"Deliciously different peanuts for snacking. I used the Sweet Baby Ray Honey Chipotle to give them a little kick."

Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"I just made these with Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce and they are fantastic. I have to make more of these this weekend since we ate the entire first batch in 2 days."

Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"Well all the BBQ sauce came off and they burned. The few that were edible had little flavor. Very disappointed!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"Easily overcooked in that last 5-10 min window. Gives them a burnt flavor. If cooked just the right amount they are full of flavor and the variations on this recipe for different flavors is endless. My kids ate them by the handfulls."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"These peanuts, after all the mixing and baking and stirring, had no taste! They tasted like...dry roasted peanuts. Very disappointing."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"These are addictive!!!! Gotta have these when we go camping. Love them!!!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"This was a pretty easy recipe. Made these for a party and all the guys loved them! No one had ever had anything like it. I'll definitely be making these for all of our poker nights."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"This recipe didn't work for me. I cooked at a lower temp for a slightly longer time than suggested to prevent scorching. The sauce never did soak in or dry up. The peanuts still tasted burned but with gooey barbecue sauce on them. I took them to a family gathering anyway where they sat untouched. The entire batch went in the trash afterward. I won't be making this recipe again."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I stirred these more often and turned the oven down and they STILL burned. I dug out a few that weren't so charred and the taste wasn't good either, hardly any barbeque flavor at all. Don't waste your time or ingredients on this one."

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"The first time I made these they burned also, but I turned the oven down the next time and stirred them more often. It worked and they were quite good."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"Ive made something very similar as an experiment with left over buffalo sauce. I cooked them at 250F though so I'd hazard a guess that may have some bearing. I think it also makes a huge difference if cooking on gas or electric and even if it's propane or town gas.

This recipe is well worth trying but you might need to "play" with it a little and check/stir more frequently until you find how it cooks in your oven.
Hope that helps!"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"I don't know what the secret is to this recipe but they burned for me too. I even turned my oven down and as another poster suggested I stirred then frequently. I will not make these again as I had to throw the entire jar in the trash. Complete waste of time and money."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2008

"followed recipe to a T and the coating burned at 25 mins,maybe the temp is to high or the cook time is to long."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2008

"These sound interesting, I may have to try them."

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