Deliciously Simple Bar Nuts

Sweet, salty, spicy. This recipe has it all! These spiced bar nuts can be served as a light appetizer or a fun party snack. I made a couple of batches during the holidays for stocking stuffers.

The recipe is simple. Basically, you are toasting nuts for about 20 minutes and halfway through the toasting cover the nuts with a spiced mixture. That’s it!

 

The spiced mixture has some flexibility with it. I prefer the fresh rosemary; however, I’ve also made these with fresh marjoram. I’ve even used dried thyme and oregano. The herb brings a nice subtle flavor so use one you like. Rosemary can be overpowering, so I don’t recommend adding more than the 2 tablespoons called for in the recipe. Feel free to scale back on the rosemary if you’re not a big fan.

I also prefer these nuts a little on the spicy side. I scaled back on the cayenne for my family members, but if you like spice, add up to 1/8 teaspoon instead of just a pinch. As much as the aroma may tempt you, do be sure to let the nuts cool before eating; they are dangerously hot straight from the oven!

Deliciously Simple Bar Nuts
Serves 8
Sweet, salty, spicy. This recipe has it all! These spiced bar nuts can be served as a light appetizer or a fun party snack. I made a couple of batches during the holidays for stocking stuffers.
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Total Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
272 calories
14 g
8 g
23 g
7 g
4 g
48 g
448 g
4 g
0 g
17 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
48g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272
Calories from Fat 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
35%
Saturated Fat 4g
22%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 448mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 4g
14%
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 cup mixed unsalted nuts
  2. 2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary, fresh
  3. 1 pinch cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  4. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  7. 2 tablespoons melted butter, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread nuts on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon melted butter, rosemary, cayenne, brown sugar, maple syrup, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Place toasted nuts into a medium bowl. Pour the other 1 tablespoon of melted butter over them and stir until well coated. Pour the spiced mixture over the nuts. Stir well, making sure all the nuts have some spices on them.
  4. Spread the nuts onto the baking sheet again. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool before eating (if you can!).
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calories
272
fat
23g
protein
7g
carbs
14g
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  1. Anonymous says:

    So, Sean went to the grocery store this morning and came home to make these nuts. They turned out well and only a few are left! I think I have found a new favorite spice, rosemary! Eating the nuts were so good, but the rosemary spice brought back memories of the roseary in your “Beets Gone Wild” and I was drooling thinking of that recipe. Wonder if I can find beets in the middle of January…
    Ulrika