Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sweet and Spicy Peanuts -Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Recipe

I love this simple Crock Pot/Slow Cooker technique for making candied nuts folks, it truly does make a nice glazed candy coating. These Sweet and Spicy Peanuts couldn't be easier and are a great snack for any time of year or occasion. And if you've been around Pig In Mud for a while it won't surprise you to hear me suggest subbing extra hot sauce for some of the water:@)

I've given measurements for a smaller batch below, you can check out the original recipe for a bigger party.

Sweet and Spicy Peanuts-adapted from Taste of Home
For each 1 C salted peanuts:
1/4 C sugar
1 tsp hot sauce
2 tsp water-if you like hot sauce... use 1 tsp water, 1 tsp hot sauce
2 tsp butter, softened
1/3 tsp chili powder-just estimate
  1. Mix everything in vessel of slow cooker (I use my 2 quart Crock Pot).
  2. Place paper towels under lid and cook on high for 1 1/2 hours, stirring well once at 45 minutes. Be sure to remove the lid away from the vessel so condensation doesn't drip back down into the nuts.
  3. Pour onto silicone (preferably) or parchment or ~good~ wax paper (do not use dollar store wax paper... trust me).
  4. Spread out and allow to cool completely. Break apart and store in air tight container.
Have a sticky sweet happy day:@)


  1. I've never used my slow cooker for nuts or candy before Lynn, I'll have to give it a try! We'd like the extra dash of hot sauce too :)

  2. I'd love the sweet part but not he spicy I'm afraid. Still I have a son in law who would love these!!

  3. Oh boy, these sound good! I just learned a tip for dealing with condensation using a crock pot, put a paper towel or two under the lid to collect the moisture, it works really well...

  4. YUM! Sweet, salty AND spicy!!! Perfect for that nervous game munching (the whole city of Indianapolis is rooting for the Eagles---or at least against the Patriots ;)).

  5. What an easy way of making the sweet and spicy peanuts, Lynn! I am going to try this for sure. I know you'll be busy preparing for the big game. Go Eagles!!

  6. Great idea, especially since I have a 3 pound can of peanuts (Christmas gift) that have not been opened.


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