Source: Texas Peanut Producers
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 1/2 cups cocktail peanuts (about 1 pound)
Combine dry ingredients; mix well and set aside. Place peanuts in a microwavable dish. Microwave on HIGH (100 percent) for 6 minutes, stirring peanuts every 2 minutes.
Sprinkle spice mixture over peanuts and stir until well coated. Store in a tightly covered container. Makes 3 1/2 cups or 14 servings.
NOTE: For added flavor, drizzle 1 tablespoon of peanut oil over peanuts; stir to coat. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels; then sprinkle with spice mixture and stir until well coated. Store in a tightly covered container.
Nutritional analysis per serving: 211 calories, 7 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams protein, 18 grams fat (71 percent calories from fat), 0 milligrams cholesterol, 3 grams fiber and 161 milligrams sodium