Spicy Barbecued Peanuts Recipe
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Spicy Barbecued Peanuts Recipe

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Cayenne pepper gives these sugar-glazed nuts a spicy kick. I've found that folks who favor sweet and savory flavors can't stop eating these mouthwatering morsels.—Linda Johnsson, Marion, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 3 cups salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 163 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. Add Liquid Smoke if desired and peanuts; toss to coat. Combine the remaining ingredients. Sprinkle over nuts; toss to coat.
  2. Spread in a single layer in a well-greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring once. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Spicy Barbecued Peanuts in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2002 , p105

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ewatson14 User ID: 3553752 90962
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"I made these for holiday gifts to nieghbors and friends. Everyone loved them and now they are asking for more."

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