Nothing beats hot freshly roasted peanuts at the ballpark! But guess what, you can make oven roasted peanuts easily at home. All you need is peanuts, salt and water.
Have you ever tried making your own oven roasted peanuts? Yes, I know you can buy a bag of roasted peanuts in the grocery store, but it’s also kind of fun, and super easy to make them right at home in your own kitchen. You also get the benefit of making the peanuts as salty as you like.
Not only are oven roasted peanuts easy to make, but guys, they also taste much better than the ones that you can buy in the store. Salty, crunchy, full of peanut flavor, oven roasted peanuts are going to be one of your new favorite snacks to make.
The hardest part about making oven roasted peanuts is the waiting. You do need to soak the peanuts for at least one hour before roasting them. I have seen some recipes that say that you need to let them air dry before roasting but I’ve found they are fine if you drain them and pat them really well with a paper towel.
My favorite thing about making oven roasted peanuts is eating them when they are fresh from the oven so they are still warm. If you do find yourself with leftovers, keep them in a resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator and they will last about 10 days.
So the next time you sit down to watch your favorite game, now you’ve got that game day staple to snack on! What you do with the shells is totally up to you.
Looking for more snacks? Try these other easy snack recipes:
Beef Jerky is always a great snack to have on hand. It’s packed with protein AND flavor. This Sweet n’ Spicy Beef Jerky is made in the oven and a family favorite!
Almonds are also a great snack to have on hand, these Garlic Roasted Almonds are easy too!
Candied Pecans are a sweet treat that everyone will love!
Note: This post was originally published in 2009. It was republished in 2023 with new photos, step by step photos and nutrition information.