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Chipotle Spiced Peanuts

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(NC) - As a quick bite before working out or for energy-on-the-go, this super simple snack is sure to tide you over until the next meal. These spiced peanuts can be prepared in advance and stored in easy-to-grab single serve baggies in the freezer. If unexpected guests drop by, transform these spicy peanuts into a cocktail treat by serving them in a small stylish bowl, along with a refreshing beverage.


  • 4 large egg whites 4
  • 1/4 cup water 50 mL
  • 4 lbs raw shelled peanuts 1.8 kg
  • 2 cups superfine sugar 500 mL
  • 1/4 cup fine salt 50 mL
  • 1/4 cup ground chipotle powder 50 mL
  • 2 tbsp ground coriander 25 mL
  • 4 tsp ground allspice 20 mL
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cumin 12 mL


Preheat oven to 300F.

Beat egg whites and water in large bowl until frothy. Add peanuts and toss well to coat. Drain in colander and let sit for 8 minutes.

Combine sugar, salt, chipotle powder, coriander, allspice and cumin in separate bowl.

Toss peanuts with sugar-spice mixture to coat.

Spread peanuts on sheet pan(s) in single layer(s). Bake for 12 minutes. Shake the sheet pan(s) to stir peanuts and reduce oven temperature to 275F. Bake 55 minutes longer, shaking occasionally. Remove from oven and stir peanuts to loosen; allow to cool 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container or freeze.

Serving Size: Makes 15 Cups/3.75 L

Nutritional Information: Per 1/4 Cup (50 mL) Serving: 216 calories, 8.2 g protein, 15 g total fat (of which 7.4 g is monounsaturated), 12 g carbohydrates.

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