Sweet and Spicy Peanuts Recipe

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If watching baseball makes you crave peanuts, try this spiced up snack. I love how quick and easy it is to put together. And it's always fun to see your guests reaching for more. —Brenda Caughell, Durham, North Carolina
Recommended: Spicy Appetizers
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; gradually stir in peanuts. Stir for 1 minute. Pour onto waxed paper; cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Sweet and Spicy Peanuts in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2013, p213

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