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Sweet and Spicy Candied Peanuts

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Emily Clifton - Nerds with Knives


  • 1 egg white room temperature
  • 3 cups roasted and salted peanuts about 1 pound
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Madras curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. (if parchment, spray generously with veg spray) Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy (but not stiff). Add the nuts and stir until coated. In a small bowl, combine the sugars, salt, curry powder, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the nuts and toss until completely coated. Arrange the nuts in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove from oven, and breaking up any that stick together when they’re fully cool.
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