Spicy Roasted Peanuts with Green Onions

This healthy peanut snack is perfect for road trips or movie night at home.

  • Cooking time: 12 to 15 minutes
  • Serves: Makes about 2 cups



2 cups (500 mL) roasted peanuts
½ cup (125 mL) sugar
1½ tbsp (22 mL) peanut oil
1½ tbsp (22 mL) kosher salt, or to taste
1 tbsp (15 mL) five-spice powder
1 tbsp (15 mL) chili powder, or to taste
½ cup (125 mL) chopped green onion


Place the peanuts and sugar in a non-stick pan over moderate heat. Stir until the sugar starts to melt, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drizzle the oil on the peanuts then add the salt, five-spice powder and chili powder. Stir another 3 to 5 minutes. (The sugar on the peanuts will start to harden and become crunchy.) Remove the peanuts from the heat and immediately add the green onions. Toss several times and transfer to a cookie sheet to cool.


Per ¼ serving: 286 calories, 20 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 11 g monounsaturated), 10 g protein, 21 g carbohydrates, 4 g fibre, 1072 mg sodium.