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Her Southern Charm's Chipotle Lime nuts

Jennifer
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 pounds

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs unsalted peanuts
  • 2 limes
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 ½ tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chipotle chile powder
  • 1 tbsp Tajin *if you don't have Tajin, you can use regular chili powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¾ tsp cayenne pepper *add if you like a bit more spicy!

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Using a zester, finely zest the limes in a large bowl. Squeeze the juice of the limes saving one half of one lime for later use.
  • Add the chiptole powder, brown sugar, and salt to the bowl of lime juice and zest. Mix and muddle all these ingredients well.
  • Add all the nuts to the bowl and mix with the paste. Mix well, making sure they nuts are coated evenly. Set aside.
  • Whisk the egg whites in a small bown and add to the nuts once again mixing well.
  • Lay on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Spread so the nuts are only on one layer.
  • Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with the remaining half of lime juice. Mix again, separating nuts, and return to oven baking again for 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove and mix one last time. Bake again for five minutes more.
  • Remove from oven and let cool down before storing and serving. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

If you like you food a bit spicier, you can add more cayenne or chili powder. I'm a wuss and I can handle the heat of these as the recipe stands. 
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