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23 Easy Peanut Recipes (Savory and Sweet)

Looking for new and unique ways to incorporate peanuts into your diet? Then look no further than these tasty peanut recipes!

For savory and healthy dinner dishes, check out the cucumber peanut salad, Kung Pao chicken, or the addictive peanut chutney. 

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If you have a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with classic peanut brittle or peanut butter cookies. 

And seriously, you have to check out the gooey peanut pie with a savory twist. 

Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory (or both!), these peanut recipes will not disappoint. 

1. Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken

Chicken and rice never tasted so good!

This spicy Thai peanut chicken recipe has it all.

It has tender pieces of grilled chicken, crunchy veggies like red bell peppers, and a wonderful crunch from peanuts. 

Toss it in a spicy Thai sauce, serve it over white rice, and watch it disappear. 

2. Crunchy Coated Peanuts (Bacon Flavored) 

Looking for an amazing and nutritious snack? 

These crunchy-coated peanuts deliver all the satisfaction of potato chips sans the carb overload. 

And don’t worry, while they’re bacon-flavored, they don’t actually include bacon. 

An infusion of liquid smoke delivers all the bacon feels, minus the bacon calories. 

3. Peanut Noodles with Roasted Broccoli 

Vegetarians rejoice! These peanut noodles with roasted broccoli are as hearty and satisfying as a meaty meal. 

Roasted broccoli delivers rich, hearty flavors that pair well with crunchy peanuts and slippery noodles in an Asian garlic sauce. 

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And the best part? It incorporates ramen noodles I know you have stashed in a cabinet somewhere!

4. Capsicum Peanut Poriyal

Prriyal is a traditional Indian side dish that doesn’t shy away from heat. 

It pairs green chilis with spicy additions such as capsicum and Urad dal, with sweeter notes from Sambar powder and onions. 

Add some crunchy peanuts, and serve it alongside a bowl of curry. Don’t forget the naan!

5. Chocolate Peanut Butter

Homemade peanut butter doesn’t hold a candle to the stuff you buy at the supermarket. 

And this homemade peanut butter takes your PB&J game to the next level with the infusion of chocolate. 

It pairs a simple blend of peanuts, cocoa powder, and salt. That’s it!

Slather it on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, mix it with granola, or eat it by the spoonful. 

6. Cucumber Peanut Salad

There’s no better way to celebrate the summer harvest with this cucumber peanut salad.

It’s a great way to use all those excess cucumbers from your summer garden. 

It offers an overload of crispy cucumbers, sweet peppers, chopped baby spinach, and peanuts in a delicately sweet honey vinaigrette. 

7. Peanut Brittle

Is it even a peanut party if peanut brittle doesn’t make an appearance? 

It’s sweet, salty, and so incredibly crunchy. It’s a classic for a good reason!

And this recipe is so straightforward. It pairs peanuts, butter, corn syrup, and vanilla extract so that sweet, crunchy chick. 

Using salted peanuts delivers the perfect amount of sweetness that makes this classic so irresistible. 

8. Peanut Chutney

Coconut chutney is good, but this peanut chutney is even better! And it’s good on just about anything. 

With savory peanuts as a base and so many bright Indian spices, this peanut chutney explodes with mouth-watering flavors. 

It pairs pureed peanuts, chickpeas, and lentils with spices such as Tamarind paste, curry leaves, and garlic. 

It’s so rich and creamy that you’ll want to add it to almost anything. 

9. Peanut Cookies 

These aren’t your average peanut cookies!

You only need six simple ingredients to make the most amazingly tender and crumbly peanut butter cookies that melt in your mouth. 

They’re slightly crisp outside with tender, peanut-buttery insides and so easy to whip together in a flash. 

It’s a great cookie for a holiday party or when craving something sweet during a long week.  

10. Salted Peanut Tart

Your favorite fruit tart may fall out of favor once you gander at this salted peanut tart. 

It’s like a goober tart. Need I go on?

It pairs roasted salted peanuts with a creamy brown sugar filling in a tender crust. 

The saltiness from the roasted peanuts takes this tasty tart to the next level and may make you rethink your love of fruit tarts. 

11. Peanut Chicken Wrap

This is the type of wrap that will get you excited for lunchtime. 

It’s a healthy lunchtime meal that circles the food pyramid to fuel you to the end of the workday.

Pairing tender chicken with peanuts delivers a protein punch, crunchy veggies, and a creamy, sweet and spicy Thai peanut sauce. 

12. Sweet and Spicy Peanuts

Who doesn’t love party peanuts? 

Whether it’s a party of 25 or a party of one, these sweet and spicy peanuts are sure to satisfy that snacking itch. 

It pairs roasted peanuts with sweet and spicy additions like 5-spice powder, honey, and red pepper flakes. 

And the best part? They come together in minutes.

13. Peanut Clusters

Whether it’s the holidays or you just want a nutty treat to keep on hand for those bad days, these peanut clusters are an excellent treat!

They are one indulgent snack with creamy chocolate, peanut butter chips, and roasted peanuts. 

And the addition of butterscotch chips adds a little something extra that everyone will love. 

14. Kung Pao Chicken 

There’s no need to bother the fine folks at your local Chinese takeout restaurant with this fantastic Kung Pao chicken recipe!

You can easily recreate this classic takeout dish with simple ingredients such as chicken, peanuts, Chinese spices, and perfectly crunchy veggies. 

Serve it over a bowl of steamy hot rice, and enjoy! The only thing missing is the fortune cookies. 

15. Asian Peanut Salad with Sweet & Spicy Honey Roasted Peanuts

This crispy and crunchy Asian salad is like a power bowl of healthy veggies and protein with a fantastic vinaigrette. 

It earns its crunch thanks to shredded cabbage, sugar snap peas, carrots, and onions, mixed with a garlic and ginger dressing. 

But the real star of this show is the sweet and spicy honey-roasted peanuts.

They add a wonderful crunch and depth of flavor to this light salad. 

16. Gooey Peanut Pie

Crunchy peanuts, gooey brown sugar filling, and a flakey perfect pie crust. What could make this peanut pie even better?

If you guessed bacon and whipped cream, you’re correct!

Adding bacon and whipped cream to this decedent pie sounds peculiar, but it delivers a unique flavor out of this world. 

If you bring it to your next potluck, be prepared to be the talk of the dessert table!

17. Thai Peanut Beef

Say hello to your new favorite weeknight meal! 

While it looks like something from a fancy restaurant, it’s quicker and easier than you think (and just as tasty). 

It pairs tender flank steak sauteed in a decadently creamy 5-ingredient Thai peanut sauce. 

It’s so rich and flavorful and goes great over a bed of rice or alongside tender roasted veggies. 

18. Monster Trail Mix

If you love Target’s Archer Farm’s Monster Trail Mix as much as I do, you’ll love this recipe!

It incorporates all the tasty ingredients of Archer Farms at a fraction of the price. And nothing takes better than saving a little dough!

With all the same ingredients as Archer Farm’s, you can (and should) make it by the bucketful at the same price. 

19. Carrot and Peanut Hummus with Pita Chips

Hummus is the gold standard of healthy snacking, and this carrot and peanut hummus takes it to a new level. 

Adding peanuts to your hummus blend adds a nutty bite, boosts protein, and helps you stay fuller. 

Paired with sweet carrots, honey, and spicy chipotle chilis, you’ll look for more than pita chips for dipping!

20. Candied Peanuts

Salted peanuts are a great snack, but these candied peanuts are even better. Beware, they’re pretty addictive!

This recipe is super simple and comes together in a jiffy. It pairs unsalted peanuts with sugar and salt.

And you can make them your own by adding more flavors, like cinnamon, smoked salt, or chili powder for a spicy punch. 

21. Boiled Peanut Salad

This tasty boiled peanut salad is incredibly healthy and makes an excellent snack or side dish. 

It pairs tender boiled peanuts with crispy, crunchy veggies like cucumbers and tomatoes with bright seasoning from mint, coriander, and lemon. 

Sometimes, it’s the simple dishes with fresh ingredients that taste best!

22. Peanut Satay Sauce

For chicken satay, you must have a good peanut satay sauce. And this sauce delivers!

It’s amazingly creamy with bright notes from sesame seeds, sriracha, and red chili flakes. 

With garlic, maple syrup, and lime juice, it’s bright, sweet, spicy, and perfect for almost anything. 

Just be sure you have enough chicken to go around!

23. Peanut Butter Granola

This peanut butter granola recipe is equal parts healthy snack and tasty treat. 

It pairs sweet additions like peanut butter, honey, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips.

For a healthy kick, it incorporates old-fashioned oats and a host of nuts like peanuts, almonds, cashews, and walnuts. 

Sure, it tasks like dessert, but it’s a fantastic breakfast fuel to kickstart your day, especially with fresh fruit. 

23 Easy Peanut Recipes (Sweet and Savory)

Each one of these peanut recipes is a true flavor explosion! From chicken to noodles and cookies to pie, these sweet and savory dishes are sure to delight.


  • Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken

  • Crunchy Coated Peanuts (Bacon Flavored)

  • Peanut Noodles with Roasted Broccoli

  • Capsicum Peanut Poriyal

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter

  • Cucumber Peanut Salad

  • Peanut Brittle

  • Peanut Chutney

  • Peanut Cookies

  • Salted Peanut Tart

  • Peanut Chicken Wrap

  • Sweet and Spicy Peanuts

  • Peanut Clusters

  • Kung Pao Chicken

  • Asian Peanut Salad with Sweet & Spicy Honey Roasted Peanuts

  • Gooey Peanut Pie

  • Thai Peanut Beef

  • Monster Trail Mix

  • Carrot and Peanut Hummus with Pita Chips

  • Candied Peanuts

  • Boiled Peanut Salad

  • Peanut Satay Sauce

  • Peanut Butter Granola


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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