Total Time
Prep 11 mins
Cook 6 mins

Excellent for a party! The original recipe called for more garlic but, I cut it in half for our personal taste. Peanuts will get hotter the longer they stand. My husband can't get enough of these.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook crushed red pepper in hot oil in a large skillet for one minute.
  2. Stir in garlic and peanuts; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly (or peanuts will burn) for five minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; sprinkle with salt and chili powder.
  4. Drain on paper towels; cool completely.
  5. Store in airtight container.
Most Helpful

I made these for a bbq and they were devoured. I only used 1 T. of crushed red pepper, that seemed perfect to me, I don't like super spicy. Will surely be making these again and again.

Susang July 16, 2008

I apologize for not reviewing sooner-I have made these several times, always to raves. They are my husband's favorite addictive treat and so easy! Thanks for posting

mjcush April 06, 2008

I used 1 tablespoon of crushed pepper, since I didn't know how hot they'd be. Freshly made, they are nice and bright. But if they get hotter upon standing, I think that 1 tablespoon will suit us just fine! They have a wonderful flavor. They are a tad oily, but I kept blotting with paper towels, and they seem fine. I don't think I'd cut back on the oil because it looked like the crushed pepper needed to cook in quite a bit of oil to keep from scorching. Thank you for a snack I know I'll be making every now and then.

Tisherself December 23, 2006