These cajun spiced peanuts are full of flavor with just the right kick of spice. They're the perfect snack to pair with your favorite craft beer!
It's no secret that I have a major sweet tooth, but I certainly love a good salty snack, too. Chips and salsa is a major weakness of mine, and I'm a total sucker for pretzels and cheese crackers. I love nuts, too; especially peanuts and cashews and especially they're when coated with delicious spices. They're great on their own, but they're even better when accompanied with a nice, cold beer.
These cajun spiced peanuts are inspired by classic bar snacks, and they're incredibly easy to make at home. Whether you're entertaining friends or spending the night catching up on your favorite show, these are the perfect salty snack to munch on.
[recipe title="Cajun Spiced Peanuts" servings="1 cup"]
1 T salt
1-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1-1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1-1/2 tsp. paprika
3/4 tsp. dried oregano
3/4 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/2 tsp. olive oil
Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
Mix the spices together in a small bowl. Set aside. You will have leftover cajun seasoning to use for other recipes (it's great on fish!).
Pour the peanuts into another small bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of the cajun season (depending on how spicy you want the peanuts to be) and toss to coat.
Spread the peanuts out onto the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool before serving.