Chili Lime Peanuts Recipe


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

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 40 mins
Serves: 16 to 20 servings
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 chile 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
174 Calories
15g Fat
7g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16 to 20
Amount per serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 198mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 197mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)