Sweet & Spicy Peanuts

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours + cooling


4 cups

Updated: Feb. 08, 2023
With a caramel-like coating and a touch of heat from the hot sauce, these crunchy peanuts make a tasty anytime snack. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Sweet & Spicy Peanuts Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 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, chili sauce and chili powder. Pour over peanuts. Cover and cook on high for 1-1/2 hours, stirring once.
  2. Spread on nonstick aluminum foil to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1/3 cup: 284 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.