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Barbecue Party Peanuts Appetizer

In this post I’m sharing how to prepare easy Barbecue Party Peanuts Appetizer.

Barbecue peanuts are a delicious smoky, spicy cold appetizer with a hint of sweetness that your guests will enjoy.

My personal philosophy when preparing appetizers is to have a nice variety of offerings, some that take a little effort with a mix of easy to prepare. Trust me, it takes the stress away from entertaining.

BBQ nuts are something that most will enjoy munching on too. They’re delicious. 

 Some of you who’ve been long time readers probably know that I make a couple of my own barbecue sauces. A classic version and a Carolina mustard style sauce

I also enjoy trying out bottled sauces that I purchase as well because there are so many wonderful and unique sauces to try. 

BBQ Nuts

Delicious party nuts appetizer recipe for barbecue peanuts

I’ve been very fortunate in my blogging career to meet some wonderful people and make new friends. One of those friends is, Diana, with Koss Sauce.

Since they don’t yet carry Koss Sauce in my area, I had to order it online. I wanted to try this sauce because my friend makes it, I drooled over all of the delicious photos posted using the sauce, and I was curious and wanted to know what it was all about. 

I’m so glad that I did too and the hubs loves it too. It’s a great blend of things people love in a good quality barbecue sauce.

Flavored Peanuts Recipe

Koss Sauce used to create a BBQ Peanuts appetizer

Where do peanuts come from? Peanuts are technically a legume and grow underground. They’re grown all over the world. 

Are peanuts good for you? Eating nuts in proper portions offer protein and can help control hunger.

What are party peanuts? While peanuts are delicious as they are, party peanuts are nuts that are generally seasoned or prepared in some way to add additional flavor then served as a cold appetizer option at gatherings.

BBQ Peanuts

Seasoned and flavored with barbecue roasted peanuts for parties

Can party peanuts be prepared ahead of time? Yes. Prepare your flavored nuts the day before and store in an air tight container until ready to serve. 

Let’s make this Barbecue Party Peanuts Appetizer!

Yield: 1 lb of BBQ Peanuts

Barbecue Party Peanuts Appetizer

An easy appetizer party food with nuts. Serve delicious bbq peanuts that are a mix of smokey, sweet and spicy that guests will love.

Serve up an easy appetizer of BBQ flavored peanuts at your next gathering.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 2/3 c Water
  • 2 tbs Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 tbs Barbecue Sauce, divided
  • 1 lb Salted Roasted Peanuts
  • 2 tbs Butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper or Creole Seasoning
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Combine the water, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, and 1 tablespoon of barbecue sauce in a sauce pan; bring to a simmer.
  2. Remove the sauce pan from the heat and add the peanuts, stir to coat, allow to stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Drain off the liquid and spread on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake in a 250°F oven for 1 hour.
  5. Add the roasted nuts to a mixing bowl.
  6. Combine melted butter with the remaining barbecue sauce then add it to the mixing bowl and toss to combine with the nuts.
  7. Season with garlic powder, a pinch of salt and cayenne (or Creole seasoning) then toss to combine.
  8. Spread the nuts on a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain. Let stand about 15 minutes then transfer to a serving dish.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 27Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 353mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

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