Chili Lime Peanuts

Recipe from Hola Jalapeño

Handful-friendly peanuts tossed in an addictive mixture of chili, fresh lime zest, turbinado sugar, and salt then roasted to a deep golden brown. Dairy and gluten free!

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Serves: 4-6

Meal Types: Snack


  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2½ teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 2 cups raw peanuts (about 12 ounces)
  • 6 arbol chiles (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with a Silpat silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together sugar, salt, oil, lime juice, lime zest, and cayenne powder in a medium bowl. Add peanuts and chiles, if using, and toss to coat.
  3. Spread into an even layer on prepared baking sheet and roast 15-20 minutes until deep golden brown and fragrant, stirring halfway through.
  4. Let cool then break apart any clumps and serve or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.