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Sweet & Spicy Peanuts Recipe
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Sweet & Spicy Peanuts Recipe

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With a caramel-like coating, these crunchy peanuts have a touch of heat from the hot sauce. They make a tasty snack any time of day.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha Asian hot chili sauce or hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup equals 284 calories, 20 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place peanuts in a greased 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the sugars, water, butter, hot sauce and chili powder. Pour over peanuts. Cover and cook on high for 1-1/2 hours, stirring once.
  2. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Sweet & Spicy Peanuts in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2011, p88

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup equals 284 calories, 20 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"I love this! Perhaps a bit too much as they're going to work with my husband. Maybe next time I will double the hot sauce (just my preference). This would be great for the holidays or any large gathering."

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Now this was a different way to use the slow cooker. It was a little gooey when I took it out, but after it cooled, it hardened. I liked the touch of spice with the sweet ingredients and wouldn't decrease the sugars."

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Reviewed May. 18, 2013

"I followed advice from earlier reviews--reducing sugars, would add a little more hot sauce. I founds he results too sticky --definitely not finger food that way...then it hit me that treating it like caramel corn might take care of the stickiness. Yes! It worked: spread out on parchment paper on a cookie sheet, oven @ 275 F. For 30 mins, stirring once or twice. Very popular at my TGIF gathering!"

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"I will make these again but I'll cut the sugar and increase the hot spices."

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"Did not care for these, although the parchment paper suggestion worked very well. Made them for a superbowl party, but will probably just throw them away. :("

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