Peanut Butter for the Hungry

Spicy Roasted Peanuts with Green OnionsServes: Makes about 2 cups

This healthy peanut snack is perfect for road trips or movie night at home.


2 cups freshly roasted peanuts, or any high-quality, store-bought roasted peanuts
1/2 cup sugar
1 ½ tbsp peanut oil
1 ½ tbsp kosher salt or to taste
1 tbsp five-spice powder
1 tbsp red chili powder or to taste
1/2 cup chopped green onions


Place the peanuts and sugar in a non-stick pan over moderate heat. Stir until the sugar starts to melt, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drizzle the oil on the peanuts then add the salt, five-spice powder and chili powder. Stir another 3 to 5 minutes. (The sugar on the peanuts will start to harden and become crunchy.) Remove the peanuts from the heat and immediately add the green onions. Toss several times and transfer to a cookie sheet to cool.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 286
Proteins: 10 g
Total Fat: 20g fat (2g sat., 11g mono.)
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sodium: 1072 mg

Recipe courtesy of Mai Pham, chef and owner of Lemon Grass, an acclaimed restaurant in Sacramento, California, specializing in Vietnamese and Thai cuisine.