Chili Lime Spiced Peanuts

No Super Bowl party should be without a large bowl of peanuts. They are perfect for munching on. I love them in many varieties: roasted in the shell, roasted with the skin on, dry roasted, honey roasted and so on. The peanuts that I made for Day 3 of the 12 Days of Super Bowl Snacks are spiced with a chili lime seasoning. The fresh lime juice is subtle but present and the chili seasoning has a depth of spice that has just a bit of heat.

If you have missed the previous posts of the 12 Days of Super Bowl Snacks check them out here.

I store the peanuts in a mason jar. They stay fresh in there for a long time!

Chili Lime Spiced Peanuts

These spicy nuts have a little tang of lime flavour and are so addictive. This recipe is easy to make and only take 20 minutes to roast in the oven. Perfect while sitting on the couch with a beer and watching the big game.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, Lime, Peanuts, Snack Food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Steve Cylka


  • 3 cups raw peanuts
  • 2 limes , juices (approx. 1/4 cup)
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (or more if you want it hot!)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey


  • Mix together the lime juice, spices, oil and honey. Pour over the peanuts and toss until they are all evenly coated.
  • Spread the peanuts across a baking sheet and bake in a 350F oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove when they are slightly underdone. Do not over bake the peanuts as they will continue to cook once removed from the oven.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Awesome! Chili lime is such a great tangy flavor. Without a doubt, I could munch on these during the Texans / Ravens game this Sunday!

  2. Sounds great! I am not a huge nibbler on nuts, but if they’re spicy, the rate goes up. Looks like a wonderful snack 🙂

  3. I love this flavor combo. I’ve been on a roasted nut “kick” lately. Sounds great!

  4. Fun flavor – and perfect for a football party. Go Broncos!

  5. Oh, these look irresistible!!! Yup…perfect for the playoffs~

  6. Another great recipe. Lovin the diversity of the series so far.

  7. What a great recipe! Love the flavors too.

  8. I feel for your Atlanta loss that was a brutal game! Were Steelers fans and that game killed me at the end!!! SIGH! I won’t be watching the superbowl this year as I will be on a plane. But I would totally make these and eat them if I was at home as they sound amazing.

  9. This is the type of snack that goes quickly around here, especially with my husband being such a muncher when it comes to nuts! Love the chili lime combo!
    I guess Eli was excited over the win, especially since he stood alone rooting for the Giants in your house!

  10. So glad you posted this! I love the chili lime cashews they sell at Trader Joe’s, but since they don’t have any stores here in Colorado, it’s rare that I eat them. I look forward to trying these out.

  11. I totally agree – I could skip the all the meats and barbecue in the world so long as there are nuts during the game! BTW, I couldn’t get your Twitter link to work…

  12. these look just delicious – i will definitely be making them for superbowl sunday. thanks for the fabulous recipe!

  13. This look great – I am going to have to try this with a different nut! My husband found Chili Lime Almonds at the store and him and my son are obsessed with them! I was just thinking I should be able to do that at home, and then this came up! Thanks!

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