Happy Monday, y’all!
How was the weekend? We did Christmas on Saturday because I gave my ex the holidays this year. Santa came and all that. So I ate cookies literally all weekend and now I think I need to go on a detox for the next month and a half.
Also, super excited to put all the Christmas decorations away the second I hand the kids over to their dad.
Anyway, our Christmas was fabulous. As you know, this was the first one since the divorce and I had a moment of “Whoa, I actually pulled this off all by myself” as I watched the kiddos open their gifts.
Let’s talk party snacks now! I still have a couple Christmas parties to attend and I’ll be bringing these Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Peanuts to at least one of them. But I need to make another batch because I definitely ate all of this one over the weekend.
These are SO good. Like the name suggests, they are sweet and spicy and absolutely addictive. They’re made in the slow cooker so pretty much no fuss and then you just spread them on a piece of wax paper until they’re cool.
They are the perfect little snack to put out before you serve dinner. Also, they’re peanuts so super inexpensive and you probably already have all the other ingredients on hand. I always do 2 tablespoons of sriracha but if you don’t like spicy that much, feel free to cut it down to 1 tablespoon.
- 3 cups salted dry roasted peanuts
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 - 2 tablespoons sriracha
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
Place peanuts in a 1 1/2-quart slow cooker.
In a mixing bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Pour over the peanuts and toss to combine.
Cook on low for 1 1/2 hours. Spread onto wax paper to cool.
Want more snack recipes?