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Spiced Rosemary Bar Nuts

Perfectly Spicy, Salty, Sweet snack to enjoy with a cocktail. An unexpected and delightful treat for your guests. These are best served warm but very delicious at room temperature as well. Adapted from Union Square Cafe

Course Appetizer, Snack
Keyword bar nuts
Author Christina Shoup



  • 2 ½ cups unsalted raw mixed nuts walnuts, cashews, and pecans are a great combo; Trader Joe’s has Fancy Mixed Raw Nuts that would work well
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • pinch Maldon salt optional


  1. Preheat oven to 325°

  2. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Toast nuts on baking sheet in oven until golden, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine rosemary, cayenne pepper, dark brown sugar, and salt.
  4. Just before pulling the nuts from the oven, melt butter in a heat-proof microwave safe bowl. Immediately add the maple syrup to the butter and whisk together until completely combined. Pour butter mixture and toasted warm nuts into the spice mixture and toss to coat thoroughly. Sprinkle with a pinch of Maldon salt, if using.
  5. Enjoy warm.