These easy Spicy CrockPot Chili Nuts are the perfect snack! You can make a batch of them for enjoyment throughout the entire week.
Crock Pot Chili Nuts
A while back, I asked our Facebook readers what kind of Crock Pot Recipes they would like to see more of, and everyone said non-traditional recipes, so here we go!
Today, we are sharing Crock Pot Chili Nuts.
These are non-traditional and fun.
These peanuts are spicy and so easy to make!
These are fantastic for a savory snack or a party appetizer.
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make epic CrockPot Spicy Chili Nuts! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Cocktail Peanuts
- Chili Seasoning Mix
Optional - salt, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, hot sauce
Nuts - We used peanuts but this chili nut recipe could easily be made with almonds, nut mixes, cashews, or other nuts.
- CrockPot: We suggest using a 6-quart crockpot with a digital timer that automatically switches the slow cooker to warm after a set time to ensure your dinner cooks perfectly without stressing about cooking time.
- Kitchen Spoon/Stirring Utensil
How to Make CrockPot Spicy Chili Nuts
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
- Pour butter over nuts in the Crock Pot, sprinkle with chili seasoning mixture, and stir.
- Cover and heat on low
- Turn to high and remove the lid, then cook
We spread the baked nuts in an even layer over a parchment paper lined baking sheet to cool before serving.
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead + Storage: These spicy slow cooker Chili Nuts take two hours to cook, giving you some buffer time to relax or work on other menu items.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Freezing/How to Freeze: You can freeze these CrockPot Nuts in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag for up to a month.
How to Reheat: If you prefer to enjoy these nuts hot, you can microwave them for about a minute. Otherwise, you can use them in any recipe when you take them out of the fridge or freezer.
Recipe Variations + Tips for the Best CrockPot Spicy Chili Nuts
We use cocktail peanuts in this spicy nut recipe, but any other nut or nut blend you enjoy should work well.
We use chili seasoning to spice up these nuts, but cayenne, smoked paprika, and chipotle would be fantastic substitutes if you want a different spice.
Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
Vegan Option: Replace the butter with a plant-based alternative to make this recipe vegan.
Gluten-Free: This recipe should be gluten-free, but check for a gluten-free label on each ingredient to confirm.
Smaller Serving Size + Larger Group/More Servings: The written recipe makes 22 servings. Scale it up or down to your desired yield, working in batches as needed if you scale up.
Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 1 gram of sugar per serving, with no significant amount coming from any single ingredient.
Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
What to Serve with CrockPot Spicy Chili Nuts
A simple, salty snack like these CrockPot Spicy Chili Nuts works well with a refreshing beverage and a platter of savory bites that complement the heat of the chili! Here are some bar snack suggestions and libations sure to bring Southern flair to happy hour.
Sides: 3 Ingredient Old Bay Goldfish Crackers, Candy Corn & Peanuts Snack Mix, Spicy Buffalo Pretzels, Air Fryer Chickpeas, Alabama Fire Crackers, Air Fryer Kale Chips, Dill Oyster Crackers, 3 Ingredient Ranch Pretzels, Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seeds, Sriracha Caramel Corn
Drinks: Beer Margaritas, Guinness & Cider Beer Cocktail, Kentucky Mule, Tennessee Whiskey Mule, Lynchburg Lemonade, CopyCat McDonald's Sweet Tea, Ranch Tea Cocktail, Peach Iced Tea Cocktail, Coke Slushie, Ranch Water Drink, Brazilian Lemonade, Watermelon Agua Fresca
When to Serve
- Easy Savory Snack
- Cocktail Night
- Movie Night
- Football Party
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Spicy Crock Pot Chili Nuts
- Pour butter over nuts in crock pot, sprinkle with chili mix, stir together
- Cover and heat on low for 2 to 2.5 hours
- Turn to high and remove lid, cook additional 10-15 minutes
Recipe originally shared on February 12, 2014. Updated October 2020.