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Sweet and Salty Chili Peanuts

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Jamie Parchman | Magic Valley EC

1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups salted cocktail peanuts

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and apply cooking spray or vegetable oil.

2. Combine all ingredients except peanuts in a small saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted. Continue to cook, stirring, for an additional minute.

3. Pour hot butter mixture over peanuts in a large heat-proof mixing bowl and toss until well-coated.

4. Transfer nuts to prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer. Bake 10 minutes, then stir to redistribute the spices. Spread the nuts back into a single layer and bake until fragrant and sticky, about 5 more minutes.

5. Cool completely before serving.

Makes 4 cups.

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