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.
I also enjoy trying out bottled sauces that I purchase as well because there are so many wonderful and unique sauces to try.
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
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.
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!
- 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
- Combine the water, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, and 1 tablespoon of barbecue sauce in a sauce pan; bring to a simmer.
- Remove the sauce pan from the heat and add the peanuts, stir to coat, allow to stand for 30 minutes.
- Drain off the liquid and spread on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake in a 250°F oven for 1 hour.
- Add the roasted nuts to a mixing bowl.
- Combine melted butter with the remaining barbecue sauce then add it to the mixing bowl and toss to combine with the nuts.
- Season with garlic powder, a pinch of salt and cayenne (or Creole seasoning) then toss to combine.
- Spread the nuts on a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain. Let stand about 15 minutes then transfer to a serving dish.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 27Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 353mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
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