Spicy Buffalo Peanuts

With Super Bowl around the corner, I am looking to try some new party food. I love peanuts or any kind of mixed nuts, as they are perfect for munching while the game is on. Previously, I have posted a couple of recipes for roasted peanuts:

Chili Lime Spiced Peanuts

Lemon Pepper Roasted Peanuts

Both of those are awesome, and I have made them many times since posting the recipes. This time, I decided it was necessary to kick it up and make a really spicy peanut. These buffalo peanuts have an awesome amount of heat and you can adjust the heat level by either decreasing or increasing the amount of cayenne. There was no way this batch will make it to Super Bowl next weekend. My son ate half of them yesterday alone. I guess I will need to make another batch of them. I am tempted to try using a bunch of mixed nuts instead of only peanuts this time and I am sure they will turn out great as well.

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Steve Cylka


  • 3 cups raw/blanched peanuts
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 tbsp hot sauce
  • 3 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix butter, hot sauce and spices together.
  • In a bowl, toss peanuts with the buffalo sauce mixture until 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. I love this flavoring for peanuts… well done. 🙂 My husband is beyond excited about the Super Bowl.. it will be a busy cooking day for me. 🙂

  2. What a perfect game day treat 🙂

  3. Strange as it may seem – I used to do something similar using Cheerios when I was a kid…. Love the peanuts!

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