Saturday, December 18, 2010

Rosemary Spiced Nuts

I came up with the idea for these mixed nuts while watching a show on Food Network called "The Best Thing I Ever Ate..." They are super simple and warm nuts right out of the oven are so good on a cold day.

I started off with one pound of nuts. You can use any variety and  mix that you like. I like to use almonds, cashews, pecans and walnuts. You want to get unsalted or lightly salted if possible. Since I was using four different varieties, I used about a cup of each to get a pound. It doesn't have to be exact.....but you want to fill a cookie sheet with a single layer of nuts. I placed them in a preheated 350 degree oven for ten minutes.

While the nuts were in the oven, I placed fresh rosemary, chili powder, brown sugar, butter and salt in a large bowl.

When the nuts were finished, I took them out of the oven and scooped them into the bowl with my spices and stirred them until the butter was completely melted.

Finished! And really good!

Rosemary Spiced Nuts

1 pound mixed nuts
1 sprig  fresh rosemary
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp butter
up to 2 tsp salt

Place nuts on cookie sheet in single layer and in a preheated 350 degree oven for ten minutes. While nuts toast, place rosemary, chili powder, brown sugar, butter and 1 tsp salt in a large bowl. When nuts are done, add into large bowl with spices and stir until butter is melted. Taste for salt and add more if desired.


  1. Love these!!! I'm so happy to know that I could actually make some of these before Christmas if I wanted to!! Can I get fresh Rosemary at the grocery store? Not all of us have Rosemary plants growing in our kitchen. haha!!

  2. For all you nut lovers these are realy good.The rosemary smells so good while the nuts are roasting.