I was headed to a Mardi Gras party and needed to throw something together fast. I had some raw peanuts on hand and decided to try candy coating them with a kick of Cajun seasonings added in. This is the result and they were a hit. 'Addictive' was the word most people used. Would be a great gift to give out during the holidays.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Stir sugar into water in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Add peanuts, chipotle chile powder, kosher salt, chili powder, and garlic powder into the liquid.

  • Bring the mixture to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until the liquid evaporates and the remaining syrup coats the nuts, about 15 minutes; spread immediately onto the prepared baking sheet. Use forks to separate any peanuts stuck together and to get an even layer.

  • Bake in preheated oven, stirring and then separating the peanuts every 5 minutes, until the peanuts are glazed, about 20 minutes total. Let peanuts cool completely before breaking into small pieces.

Cook's Notes:

I used cooked peanuts for this too and it worked fine. The end result was more peanut brittle-like, but the flavor was the same.

When you eat these, they are sweet at first followed by a kick of heat.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 4.7g 9% DV; carbohydrates 15.5g 5% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 123.9mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2015
Pretty tasty. I should have put a 'spicy' warning on them though. They definitely caught a few people by surprise. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2015
Pretty tasty. I should have put a 'spicy' warning on them though. They definitely caught a few people by surprise. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2018
I made a few alternations (as always) on the recipe by tossing the garlic and salt and putting in some butterscotch flavoring... certainly tasty!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2019
Quick and easy everyone loved them followed recipe exactly Read More
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