Chili Lime Peanuts Recipe


These chili-lime peanuts are completely addictive and absolutely perfect for munching with a cold beer or, better yet, a margarita.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 40 mins
Makes: 4 cups

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  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (2 or 3 large limes)
  • Freshly grated zest of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups shelled unsalted peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 250oF. Whisk lime juice, lime zest, chili powder, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper together in large bowl. Add peanuts and stir until evenly coated. Scrape nuts onto large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake until nuts are fragrant, dry, and beginning to darken, about 30 minutes.