Spiced Nuts are crunchy and spicy. Perfect for a holiday party!
Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready! I’ve always wanted to be one of those people that has all their gifts bought in August, but alas, that is not me.
The best part of the holidays is getting together with friends and family. Nothing beats a good party, right?
My 5 commandments for easy holiday entertaining –
- Never make a new dish when you are hosting a party or having company over for dinner. It will only add to your stress level and if the dish is a failure then you have nothing for your guests. Have at least 1 recipe in your repertoire that is perfect for a party and perfect it.
- Get as much done or made the night before the party. Set your table the night before, make all dishes that can be done the night before. Pick out your outfit and makeup the night before.
- Make an hour by hour timeline for the day of the party and make sure your timeline gives you time to get ready for the party.
- The dishes can wait. Enjoy your friends and wait to do dishes till after everyone has left.
- Have snacks, like these peanuts, placed strategically through-out your house so guests can snack while they are waiting for the main event.
These spiced peanuts are so good. They are a good combination of salty and spicy. Guests will enjoy snacking on these while they are mingling and drinking. Be sure to have lots of napkins around since these are a bit messy. Messy in a good way.
- 16 ounces of unsalted peanuts
- 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp. canola oil
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
- IN a small bowl, mix the salt, chili powder and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, saute the peanuts in butter and oil for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure you do this over medium heat or they will burn quickly.
- Spread the peanuts out on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Let them stand for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with the salt mixture. Toss to coat. Store in an airtight container.
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