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Sweet & Spicy Peanuts Recipe

Sweet & Spicy Peanuts Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

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.