Spicy Chili Lime Peanuts

spicy chili lime peanuts

Spicy, sweet, and easy to make, these chili lime peanuts are the perfect snack for anytime!



2 tsp vegetable oil
Juice and zest of 2 limes
1 tsp fine salt
2 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups peanuts, raw and unsalted


Preheat your oven to 300°F.

Mix together oil, lime juice, zest, salt, sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Spread peanuts in an even layer onto a rimmed baking sheet. Pour over spice mix and toss to coat peanuts thoroughly in seasoning.

Bake peanuts in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, stirring two or three times during cooking, until nuts are golden brown, and almost dry to the touch. Let cool completely before serving.


It’s best to use raw, unsalted nuts for this, but if you can’t find them feel free to use roasted one, but bake them for about half the time. 

Don’t walk away from your nuts – because once they burn there’s no turning back!

Store your spicy chili lime peanuts in an airtight container for a week or two at room temp, or in the fridge for up to a month.

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