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Chili Peanuts Recipe

These peanuts are easy to prepare and are as delicious as those you buy in a gourmet shop. This recipe makes two cups, just enough snacking for a with few friends or a nice gift to take to as a small hostess/host gift. Just put in a canning jar and tie a ribbon around the neck of the jar. You may want to share the recipe with the recipient, if yes print the recipe on blank card stock paper and use a pretty stamp to decorate the card. Punch hole in card and string ribbon through hole before placing around neck of jar.


2 cups of Spanish peanuts* (you can get from any supermarket)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon peanut oil
3 small dried Chiles, crumbled fairly small
Pinch of salt


Pre-heat Oven to 350 degrees.

Put peanuts in a large shallow pan and place in hot oven for about 5 minutes or so, stirring gently to toast the peanuts. When toasted remove pan from oven. To peanuts add chili powder, cumin, dried Chiles and oil. Mix well so the mixture is on every peanut. Return to oven for 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with dash of salt and shake to be sure salt is on each peanut. Place peanuts in a bowl and allow to cool. These may be served warm but are more flavorful at room temperature. Makes 2 cups.

Do not eat the Chiles.

This recipe is easily doubled.

How to store:

Store in an air tight tin pr jar for up to 2 weeks.

Buy store brand Spanish peanuts, you will save money and get the same results. If you have not tasted Spanish peanuts you have probably seen them, they are smaller than most 'regular' peanuts and often have a thin skin on them.

I share this Amazon description with you so you will get an idea of what size jar you may want to use for these tasty peanuts. Use two 8 ounce canning jars

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