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Sweet Hot Peanuts

An edible gift is always a unique way to show someone you care. However, if you want to really dazzle giftees, give them something other than a loaf of quickbread or a batch of cookies. These sweet and spicy peanuts can be prettily packaged in mason jars

An edible gift is always a unique way to show someone you care. However, if you want to really dazzle giftees, give them something other than a loaf of quickbread or a batch of cookies. These sweet and spicy peanuts can be prettily packaged in mason jars decorated with ribbon -- and even a recipe card, if you feel like sharing it.
An edible gift is always a unique way to show someone you care. However, if you want to really dazzle giftees, give them something other than a loaf of quickbread or a batch of cookies. These sweet and spicy peanuts can be prettily packaged in mason jars decorated with ribbon -- and even a recipe card, if you feel like sharing it.

Sweet Hot Peanuts

Yields 4 cups

Ingredients:

  • Zest of 1 lime

  • Juice of 4 limes

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 4 cups shelled raw peanuts


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together lime zest, lime juice, chili powder, salt, and sugar.

  3. Add peanuts and stir to coat.

  4. Spread peanuts onto a large, rimmed baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until peanuts are dry and starting to darken.

  6. Let cool completely before packaging.


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