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Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Peanuts

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Nuts


Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Peanuts are perfect for holiday parties and game day. The blend of sweet and spicy in these peanuts is hard to resist. The sweetness comes from a combo of granulated sugar and brown sugar. The spice comes from chili powder, cayenne pepper, and TABASCO Sauce. These nuts only need about an hour and a half in the slow cooker. Just long enough to get warmed up and really coated in all that awesome flavor.


Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Nuts


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Once slow cooked, they need to be spread out on a piece of parchment paper to cool. Be sure to spread them out well because they will be sticky and will stick to each other, which is fine, but you don’t want clumps that are too big.Once cooled they can be stored in a airtight container for a week or two.


Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Nuts


Last May I had the pleasure of attending the TABASCO Tastemakers event on Avery Island in Louisiana. We not only learned all about how TABASCO Sauce is made, we got to sample all the different flavors. I had been a big fan of TABASCO Sauce for years, but up until that point, I hadn’t tasted all the flavors.


Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Nuts



Tabasco Sauce

I loved all of them, but some of my favorites are Chipotle and Garlic Pepper Sauce. Either one would be a great addition to these Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Nuts. The TABASCO Habanero Sauce would also be great if you really want them to be spicy. I love that with these flavored sauces, I can add not only heat to my foods, but another flavor dimension, just with the shake of a bottle. Find all the flavors at the TABASCO website.

Tabasco Sauce

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Peanuts

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 1 hour 30 minutes
TOTAL: 1 hour 40 minutes
SERVINGS: 3 cups


  • 3 cups salted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoons TABASCO Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Place peanuts in a greased 4 -quart slow cooker.
  • Combine both sugars, water, butter, TABASCO Sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Pour over peanuts.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 hours, stirring once or twice during cooking time..
  • Spread out on parchment paper to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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9 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Peanuts”

  1. Sweet and spicy snacks are a favorite around here! Love that you made them in the slow cooker! So perfect for the holidays!

    1. Update: These were wonderfully tasty….I didn’t have parchment paper so used wax paper…bad idea…stuck terribly…so put in fridge til cooled down…took out and heated in micro just enough to loosen them…tada…success. Will make them again.

  2. I am trying this recipe now…want to take it to a party this weekend if we like it…used the original Tabasco flavor as that’s what I had in the pantry.

  3. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    Wow! These peanuts look amazing! I’m sure I’d be grabbing handful after handful 🙂

  4. You always have such great slow cooker recipes, Christin! These would be so great for holiday entertaining and I love the spice!

  5. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Nuts are very dangerous around me, because literally, I can’t stop myself from eating bowl after bowl! These look crazy delicious and seriously addictive!! Love that you made them in the slow cooker too! Cheers!

  6. Ashley@CookNourishBliss

    Sweet & spicy nuts like this are sooo addicting! These sound awesome and huge plus for the slow cooker!

  7. Pulses importers Auckland

    Spicy peanuts are really best dish and it is too nutritious. I love eating such fried peanuts. I will make it to taste and use spices as you’ve suggested.

  8. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Oh this is such a great idea to make this in a slow cooker! My dad loves seasoned nuts, so this would be the perfect little treat for the holidays for him. And great for parties, too!

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