Five-spices Peanuts Recipe - Vegetarian Chinese Snack

Five-spices Peanuts

Five-spices Peanuts Recipe - Vegetarian Chinese Snack
Region / culture: China | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 6 | Vegetarian diet


Five-spices Peanuts
Five-spices Peanuts

Five-spices Peanuts is a popular Chinese snack that combines the rich flavors of peanuts with a blend of aromatic spices. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for serving at parties or as a tasty snack.


Five-spices Peanuts have been enjoyed in China for centuries. The combination of peanuts and five spice powder creates a unique and flavorful snack that is loved by many.


How to prepare

  1. Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and let it cook for 30 minutes, leaving it uncovered.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat, strain the peanuts, and set aside the liquid.
  4. Allow the peanuts to cool.
  5. Serve the peanuts with several tablespoons of the reserved liquid.


  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
  • Use cashews or almonds instead of peanuts for a different flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use dry-roasted peanuts for this recipe to achieve the best flavor.

- Adjust the amount of salt and sugar to suit your taste preferences.

- Store any leftover peanuts in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Five-spices Peanuts as a snack at parties or enjoy them on their own as a tasty treat.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

Use honey or maple syrup instead of sugar for a different sweetness.

- Use soy sauce instead of salt for a savory twist.

Make Ahead Tips

Five-spices Peanuts can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Five-spices Peanuts in a decorative bowl or on a platter garnished with fresh herbs.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Five-spices Peanuts with a cold beer or a glass of white wine for a delicious snack.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover Five-spices Peanuts in an airtight container at room temperature. Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Five-spices Peanuts contains approximately 180 calories.


Each serving of Five-spices Peanuts contains approximately 8 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Five-spices Peanuts contains approximately 14 grams of fats.


Each serving of Five-spices Peanuts contains approximately 7 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Five-spices Peanuts are a good source of vitamin E, niacin, and magnesium.


This recipe contains peanuts.


Five-spices Peanuts are a delicious and nutritious snack that is high in healthy fats and proteins.


Five-spices Peanuts are a flavorful and nutritious snack that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Enjoy the rich flavors of peanuts and aromatic spices in this delicious recipe.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is etched in my memory. It was a warm summer day, the sun shining brightly through the windows of my small kitchen. I was going through an old recipe book that had been passed down to me from my own grandmother, searching for inspiration for something new to try.

As I flipped through the pages, my eyes landed on a faded piece of paper tucked between the pages. Curious, I carefully unfolded it and saw handwritten notes detailing a recipe for Five-spices Peanuts. The ingredients were simple - peanuts, five-spice powder, sugar, and salt - but the method seemed intriguing. I had never heard of this dish before, but something about it called out to me.

I remembered my grandmother telling me stories of how she had learned to cook from various places and people over the years. She had a knack for picking up recipes wherever she went, whether it was from a neighbor, a friend, or a cookbook she had stumbled upon in a thrift store. She always said that the best recipes were the ones that had a story behind them, and I couldn't wait to uncover the story behind this mysterious Five-spices Peanuts recipe.

I decided to give it a try that very day. I gathered the ingredients and set to work in my kitchen, following the instructions on the paper to the letter. I roasted the peanuts until they were golden and fragrant, then tossed them in a mixture of five-spice powder, sugar, and salt. The aroma that filled my kitchen was intoxicating, a mix of warm spices and nutty sweetness that made my mouth water.

When the peanuts were finally done, I couldn't resist sneaking a taste. The crunch of the nuts, the subtle heat of the spices, and the hint of sweetness all mingled together in perfect harmony. I was hooked. This recipe was a keeper.

I shared the Five-spices Peanuts with my family that evening, watching with delight as they devoured the dish with gusto. My husband declared it his new favorite snack, and my children begged me to make it again soon. I knew then that this recipe would become a staple in our household, a cherished memory of that warm summer day when I stumbled upon something truly special.

Over the years, I have made Five-spices Peanuts countless times, each batch a little different from the last. Sometimes I add a bit more sugar for a sweeter treat, or a dash of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick. No matter how I tweak the recipe, the end result is always the same - a delicious, addictive snack that never fails to impress.

I often think back to that day in my kitchen, when I found the recipe for Five-spices Peanuts and embarked on a culinary adventure that would become a cherished part of my family's food traditions. It just goes to show that you never know where inspiration will strike, or what delicious surprises you might uncover when you least expect it.

So here's to the humble peanut, transformed into something extraordinary by the magic of five-spice powder and a touch of love. May this recipe bring joy and delight to all who try it, just as it has for me and my family. And may it serve as a reminder that the best recipes are the ones that come with a story, a memory, and a whole lot of heart.


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