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Smoked Peanuts

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Smoked Peanuts

How to make Smoked Peanuts

Prepare a delectable treat by combining hickory woodfire, butter-coated smoked peanuts, and a delightful BBQ seasoning. This snack, rich in protein, can be effortlessly whipped up in just half an hour!

Indulge in the smoky allure and subtle spiciness of our backyard-smoked peanuts. With a harmonious blend of chili, paprika seasoning, and the aromatic essence of hickory woodfire, this snack effortlessly combines timeless smoky flavors with the earthy richness of shelled peanuts.

Smoked Peanuts

Smoked Peanuts

Craving an extra kick? Simply sprinkle a touch more chili powder. Longing for a sweeter twist? Consider incorporating a tablespoon of honey into the blend. This versatile smoker recipe allows for easy customization and is equally fantastic when applied to cashews and pecans.

Once you’ve experienced the sensational taste of these homemade smoked peanuts, there’s no turning back to store-bought roasted nuts. Unveil the secrets of smoking peanuts and elevate your snacking game today!


  • Raw shelled peanuts
  • Melted butter
  • BBQ rub or seasoning
  • BBQ sauce (optional)
  • Kosher salt (optional)
  • Wood chips for smoking (such as hickory)


  1. Preheat your smoker or grill to around 225°F (107°C).
  2. In a bowl, coat the peanuts with melted butter, ensuring they are well coated.
  3. Sprinkle the peanuts with BBQ rub or seasoning of your choice. Mix well to evenly distribute the seasoning.
  4. If desired, add a drizzle of BBQ sauce to further enhance the flavor. Mix the peanuts until they are evenly coated.
  5. Spread the seasoned peanuts evenly on a baking sheet or aluminum foil. This will make it easier to transfer them to the smoker or grill.
  6. Add the wood chips to the smoker or grill, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Hickory is a popular choice for smoking peanuts due to its strong smoky flavor.
  7. Place the baking sheet or foil with the peanuts on the smoker or grill grates, making sure they are not overcrowded. Close the lid.
  8. Smoke the peanuts for about 1 to 1.5 hours, stirring them every 15 minutes to ensure even smoking. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning.
  9. After the desired smoking time, remove the peanuts from the smoker or grill. Allow them to cool completely before serving.
  10. Enjoy the delicious smoky flavor of your homemade smoked peanuts as a snack or use them in recipes!

Smoked Peanuts

Please note that the specific cooking times and temperatures may vary depending on your smoker or grill. It’s always a good idea to monitor the peanuts closely while smoking to achieve the desired level of smokiness and avoid overcooking.

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Smoked Peanuts

Smoked Peanuts

Smoked peanuts coated in butter and BBQ seasoning, cooked over hickory woodfire. This protein-packed snack is easy to prepare and only takes 30 minutes to cook!
prep time
10 min
cooking time
30 min
total time
40 min


  • Cast iron skillet

  • Hickory wood


  • 1 lb raw peanuts shelled

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter


Fire up your smoker to 250°F (120°C)
In a small bowl, combine the seasoning ingredients: kosher salt, chili powder, smoked paprika, and garlic powder
Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet over medium heat
Remove skillet from heat and add peanuts, stirring to coat the peanuts in butter. Add the seasoning, combining evenly.
Transfer the peanut skillet to your smoker. Add hickory wood to your coals or wood tray, and close door/lid. Smoke for 45 minutes, stirring the peanuts every 15 minutes.
Remove from smoker and allow peanuts to cool completely before serving. Alternatively, allow to cool then store in an airtight container.
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As the founder and chief editor of Scills Grill, I'm a self-proclaimed BBQ nut. I love cooking outdoors over live fire and smoke, no matter the weather. I use various grills, smokers, and wood-fired ovens to produce epic food. Peter Cobbetts is the president and founder of Scills Grill, with over 15 years' experience in barbecue. He's an exceptional pitmaster and grill expert who specializes in smoking briskets, pork shoulders - using charcoal, wood or propane grills/smokers - as well as reviewing kitchen appliances such as grills, smokers etc., having tried out almost every model available on the market.
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