Spicy Chipotle Peanuts

These spicy peanuts are packing a hint of sweetness and a bit of tangy lime zest.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: about 4 cups
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Ingredients

Chipotle Spice Blend:

1 tablespoon sugar

2 to 3 teaspoons chipotle powder

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest

1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic

Kosher salt

Nuts:

Vegetable or canola oil, for the baking sheet

1 large egg white

4 cups unsalted raw peanuts

Directions

  1. For the chipotle spice blend: Mix together the sugar, chipotle powder, coriander, cumin, lime zest, granulated garlic and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. For the nuts: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet with oil.
  3. Put the egg white in a large bowl and whisk until frothy. Add the peanuts and toss to coat in the egg white. Add the spice blend and toss to coat.
  4. Spread the nut mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet, then transfer to a large bowl.