Honey Sriracha Peanuts #ImprovCookingChallenge

Crunchy peanuts with a homemade spicy sriracha chili coating.
Honey Sriracha Peanuts

Honey Sriracha Peanuts

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

My recipe of the day is for Honey Sriracha peanuts, which  is with  the group Improv Cooking Challenge. Each month, food bloggers in the group are given  two ingredients and need to  combine them  into a single recipe. For this month, the challenge was for honey and nuts.

I have  often  enjoyed buying really spicy blends of peanuts, but invariably they seem to charge too much. So I  took a plain jar  of roasted  peanuts and worked my magic on them, using one  of the known techniques for adding lots of flavor to  nuts without making them  any oilier than they already are (they are chock full of peanut oil).

I balanced the heat so they would be just the right amount  of  sweet and heat. These make perfect food gifts. If  you keep them a bit the honey can make them seem a little tacky, from the humidity in the air, but if you store them in the jar the peanuts came in,  just give the jar a sharp rap to loosen them up.

These are perfect for parties and setting out when friends are over for a drink. I also like that they don’t make your fingers feel oily, the way Spanish  peanuts with skins can. Plus, not much of the spice comes off on your fingers, but do make sure to wash your hands after just in case, before you accidentally rub your eyes. (Boy don’t I  sound just like my mother?!?!?)

Honey Sriracha Peanuts

#ImprovCookingChallenge: Honey & Nuts

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More Honey and Nut Recipes:

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Improv Cooking Challenge: Honey and Nut Recipe Linkup

Honey Sriracha Peanuts

Honey Sriracha Peanuts

  • Servings: 16
  • Difficulty: easy
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Honey Sriracha Peanuts

  • 1  (16-ounce) jar dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 egg white (3 tablespoons of whites)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with silpat or nonstick foil.
  3. Whisk together the egg whites with the honey, sriracha sauce, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  4. Stir this mixture with  the peanuts.
  5. Spread the peanuts in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through the bake time.
  6. They will still  feel tacky at this point but as they cool, they will feel dry.
  7. Allow to cool completely, then break apart any that stuck together before placing in an airtight container.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Honey Sriracha Peanuts

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