Sweet and Salty Beer Nuts: A Favorite Snack

Attention all snack lovers and beer enthusiasts! Have you ever tried a bowl of fresh, homemade beer nuts? If not, then you are in for a treat. I am excited to share with you my delicious Beer Nuts recipe that is perfect for any gathering or occasion. Trust me, once you taste these nuts, you’ll never want to go back to plain old peanuts again.

Beer nuts are one of the most popular bar snacks – they have the perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors plus a satisfying crunch that pairs beautifully with your favorite craft beer or classic Guinness. The best part is that this recipe is incredibly easy and quick to make; you only need a few simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry.

I discovered this recipe when I was looking for a new snack to pair with my favorite beer from Deschutes Brewery. I’m so glad I did because these spiced nuts turned out to be an absolute hit among my friends and family. That’s why I decided to share it with all of you!

So let’s get started and learn how to make these addictive Beer Nuts that are going to be your new favorite snack.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

My Beer Nuts
My Beer Nuts

Folks, if you’re a beer lover and nuts enthusiast, then this recipe for Beer Nuts is right up your alley! Whether you’re enjoying a craft beer with friends or just craving a sweet and salty snack, these Beer Nuts will not disappoint.

Firstly, the recipe itself is ridiculously easy to follow. With just a few ingredients – peanuts, sugar, salt and unsalted butter – you can create a homemade snack that’s better than any store-bought alternative. It only takes 10 minutes of preparation time before popping them in the preheated oven at 300 degrees.

Secondly, these Beer Nuts are incredibly versatile. Customize them to suit your taste preference by adding spices such as ground cinnamon or dried chilli flakes. Don’t shy away from experimenting with different nuts like almonds or mixed nuts for that extra crunch. Even pair them with your favourite craft beer like Deschutes Brewery or Guinness for an unmatched savory snack combination.

Lastly, these Beer Nuts are perfect for any occasion! Whether it’s for game night, movie night or even as a quick energy boost before you head out for a hike or jog. They’re easily stored and reheated so you can enjoy them anytime, anywhere.

In summary, whether you’re looking to up your snacking game with delectable homemade spiced nuts or want to incorporate some sweet and salty goodness to your next beer session, this recipe for Beer Nuts won’t let you down. So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen, knock a beer back and start making this delicious recipe!

Ingredient List

 A sweet and salty combination that's hard to resist
A sweet and salty combination that’s hard to resist

Here’s what you’ll need to make this deliciously addictive beer nuts recipe:

Main Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of unsalted peanuts: these will be the base of our beer nuts. Feel free to use mixed nuts or almonds instead.
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar: this will add a sweet and caramelized flavor to the nuts.
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar: for an extra sweet and crunchy coating.
  • 1/3 cup of craft beer: choose your favorite type or try using Guinness for a more complex flavor.
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter: melted, to add richness and moisture.

Spices and Seasonings:

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of dried chili flakes: for heat and spice!
  • 1 teaspoon of salt: we need some saltiness to balance out the sweetness.

Optional Add-ins:

  • Want to create your own spin? Get creative with these optional ingredients!
    • Try swapping out peanuts for different types of nuts like pecans or cashews
    • experiment with different types of craft beers for unique flavors. Deschutes Brewery’s black butte porter would be a great choice!
    • Add in some garlic powder, cumin, or smoked paprika for extra flavor
    • For a truly indulgent treat, mix in some chopped dark chocolate after the nuts have cooled.

With everything on hand, you’re ready to move on to the next step and start making these mouthwatering beer nuts!

The Recipe How-To


Now that we have gathered our ingredients, it is time to make the beer nuts! This recipe is simple and easy to follow.

Step 1: Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.

Step 2: Melt the Butter

In a large skillet, melt 1/4 cup of unsalted butter over medium heat.

Step 3: Add Beer and Sugar

Add 1/4 cup of beer and 1/3 cup of brown sugar to the skillet. Whisk until the sugar dissolves.

Step 4: Combine Nuts

In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of peanuts, almonds, and mixed nuts.

Step 5: Add the Sugar Mixture to Nuts

Pour the sugar mixture over the nuts, and toss until well-coated.

Step 6: Add Spices

Add a pinch of salt, 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon, and 1 tsp. of dried chili flakes to the nuts mixture. Toss again.

Step 7: Spread Nuts in Baking Sheet

Spread the nuts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 8: Bake for 15-20 Minutes

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Step 9: Let cool and Enjoy!

Let cool completely and enjoy with your favorite craft beer or snack recipe. These spiced nuts go perfectly with Guinness beer or Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte Porter.

Substitutions and Variations

 A perfect snack to enjoy with your favorite cold brew
A perfect snack to enjoy with your favorite cold brew

Looking to switch things up with this Beer Nuts recipe? There are a number of easy substitutions and variations that you can make to customize this dish to fit your preferences.

First, if you don’t have peanuts on hand, feel free to swap them out for any other type of nut or mixed nuts. Almonds, cashews, or a combination of nuts would all work well here. You could also try using bar nuts or spiced nuts instead of the plain variety for an extra kick.

Want to experiment with different types of beer? Go ahead and knock yourself out! While we used a craft beer in our recipe, any type of beer will do. Whether you choose a bitter ale, a sweet stout or a spicy seasonal beer, it’s entirely up to you. Just keep in mind that the type of beer you choose will impact the final flavor profile of your Beer Nuts.

If you prefer a sweeter snack, consider increasing the amount of sugar in the recipe or using brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar. On the other hand, if you prefer something saltier, increase the amount of salt used in the recipe instead.

Adding a touch of heat is another great way to take your Beer Nuts to the next level. Try tossing in some dried chili flakes or cayenne pepper for a spicy kick. You could also add some ground cinnamon or other warming spices for an extra layer of flavor.

And lastly, why not get creative with your beer selection and try making these Beer Nuts with a Guinness or Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte Porter? The possibilities are endless when it comes to this classic snack recipe.

Serving and Pairing

Now that your beer nuts are ready, it’s time to talk about serving and pairing. These crunchy spiced nuts make for a great snack any time of day or night. They’re perfect for parties, game nights, or even as a midday office snack.

Beer nuts are particularly great when paired with a cold beer. After all, their name says it all! But it’s not just any beer that works with these nuts. It’s best to stick to craft beers with bold and complex flavors, such as Deschutes Brewery’s Obsidian Stout or Guinness, in order to enhance the spicy and sweet salty taste.

If you’re not into beer, you can also pair these nuts with other beverages such as whisky, red wine or even a cocktail. These spiced nuts can also be used as a topping for salads or adding crunch to ice cream sundaes.

When serving beer nuts, we recommend placing them in a bowl or tray where guests can easily grab and munch while they enjoy their favorite beverage. You can also mix them with other types of nut recipes like almonds or mixed nuts if you wish to add more variety to your selection.

Overall, beer nuts are quite versatile as they pack a punch of flavor in every bite. So don’t hesitate to get creative with serving options and pairings that will complement these tasty treats.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

Listen up, fellow culinary enthusiasts. As a beer nuts expert, I understand the importance of preparing ahead for any social occasion. That’s why I’ve got some stellar advice for making your next gathering a breeze with my make-ahead, storing, and reheating recommendations.

First things first, if you’re planning to store your beer nuts for future snacking, allow them to cool completely before packing them up into an airtight container. Whether you’re preparing them hours or days ahead of time, you’ll want to take steps to ensure that they remain fresh and crispy. To do so, be sure to keep them in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture.

If you’re looking to reheat your batch of beer nuts before serving, your best bet is to pop them in the oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for around 10 minutes. This will restore their crispy texture and warm them through without burning the nuts or compromising their flavors.

Now, let’s say last night’s party resulted in leftover beer nuts. No need to toss it out! You can store these babies in an airtight container at room temperature for about two days or in the fridge for about a week. Just remember that if they are left out too long, they’ll start losing their fabulous crunch.

And there you have it – my top tips for making sure your BEER NUTS keep as fresh and delectable as possible. Now all that’s left is to enjoy every last crunchy bite while cracking open a cold one with friends. Cheers!

Tips for Perfect Results

The key to success in any recipe is knowing a few tips and tricks to achieve perfect results. Here are some helpful tips to make the best beer nuts every time.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when making beer nuts is to use high-quality ingredients. Invest in the best peanuts, spices, and craft beer you can find in order to achieve maximum flavor.

It’s also important to keep an eye on the oven temperature. Be sure to preheat your oven to 300 degrees and monitor it throughout the cooking process. You don’t want the nuts to burn or overcook, so take them out when they are golden brown and fragrant.

Another tip is to mix up your nuts. Instead of just using peanuts, try a mix of almonds and cashews for a more diverse and interesting result. This will also give your snack a more professional, gourmet appeal compared to standard bar nuts.

Additionally, you can tweak the spiciness level by adding more or less dried chili flakes and ground cinnamon based on your personal preferences. The recipe can be tailored towards a hotter or milder taste according to what you prefer for that perfect balance.

Lastly, don’t underestimate the power of presentation. Serve your beer nuts in an attractive bowl with some Deschutes Brewery beer to perfectly complement the flavors of your snack. With these tips, you’ll have a delicious batch of homemade beer nuts in no time!


Before we wrap up our beer nuts recipe, let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions to make sure you get the perfect results when making our beer nuts recipe. From cooking times to ingredient substitutions, we’ve got you covered with the most commonly asked questions. So, let’s dive in and answer everything you need to know to nail this recipe with flying colors.

What is the coating on BEER NUTS?

A popular snack, Beer Nuts, originates from America and is known for its sweet and salty glazed peanuts. The manufacturer lists peanuts, coconut oil, corn syrup, and salt as the ingredients used.

Why are BEER NUTS called BEER NUTS?

In order to bring people together and meet their snack needs, we opted to sell our nut products in establishments such as bars, taverns, and liquor stores. These venues proved to be highly successful and our brand was eventually named BEER NUTS.

What makes BEER NUTS different?

According to the Shirks, the creators of Beer Nuts, the skin of the nuts contributes a subtle bitter flavor to their already rich combination of sugar, salt, and fat. This remark draws a parallel between how they describe their product and how some beer enthusiasts talk about different types of beer, using sophisticated language.

Why are BEER NUTS so good?

When crafting beer, hops are often used which can lend a strong and bitter taste. To find a sense of balance, it is common to add salted nuts which can help to temper the bitterness. Additionally, the tannins found in beer can sometimes lead to a dry mouth, yet consuming nuts can add some natural fats that work as a lubricant to ensure that you get optimal enjoyment from your drink.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, my beer nuts recipe is the perfect addition to any gathering or occasion. With its sweet and salty flavor profile, this recipe is sure to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds. The use of beer gives the nuts a unique depth of flavor that cannot be replicated by any other ingredient.

Whether you are hosting a party, watching the big game, or just looking for a delicious snack, my beer nuts recipe is the perfect choice. The recipe is easy to make and can be customized with your favorite craft beer or mixed nuts.

So why settle for bland and boring snacks when you can elevate your food game with my beer nuts recipe? Give it a try and see for yourself why BEER NUTS have become such a popular snack worldwide. I guarantee it will be one of your new favorite snack recipes!

My Beer Nuts

My Beer Nuts Recipe

My version of "Beer Nuts". I hope you enjoy these yummy nuts.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Camping, Easy, For Large Groups, Fruit, Lunch, Oven, Sweet
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Calories: 329.6kcal


  • 4 1/2 cups peanuts, raw and shelled
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus some more
  • 1 cup water


  • Bring peanuts, sugar, salt and water to a boil.
  • Continue to boil until all liquid is absorbed. (aprox. 25-30 min).
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Spread nuts on lightly greased jelly roll pan and sprinkle with salt to your liking and.
  • bake 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and gently stir, sprinkle with more salt to your liking and bake 20 minutes more.
  • Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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Serving: 81g | Calories: 329.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.6g | Protein: 10.6g | Fat: 20.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Sodium: 80.8mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 26.6g

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