This recipe for Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Bar Nuts is so good and simple to prepare. Bar Nuts make a great savory, salty, crunchy snack!
This recipe for Bar Nuts was created in partnership with Fisher Nuts.
Creating this Recipe for Bar Nuts
When you’re having a group of friends, or even just gathering as a family, over to watch sports you’ll want to keep any snacks simple.
No need to go overboard, just a few things to much on while enjoying the game works best. Quick and easy snacks like these Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Bar Nuts are perfect for game day entertaining.
What I Love About these Roasted Nuts
3 reasons I think this is the best bar nuts recipe:
- It is easy to make a huge batch to keep on hand for snacking
- I like snacking on roasted nuts for the nutritional value.
- They satisfy my cravings for something salty, savory, and crunchy.
Ingredients to Make Bar Nuts
- Unsalted Nuts: Cashews, Pecans, Whole Almonds, Pecans, and Macadamia Nuts
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Rosemary
- Cayenne Pepper
- Ground Cumin
- Brown Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Kosher Salt
- Unsalted Butter
For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.
How to Make Bar Nuts
- First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Then, combine all of the nuts and olive oil in a large bowl. After combining, stir to mix well.
- Next, spread evenly in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet (or two sheet pans if necessary) and bake until warm and golden, about 5 – 10 minutes.
- Then, spread nuts onto a baking sheet in an even layer.
- Next, toast until nuts are lightly golden brown and fragrant (stirring occasionally), approximately 5 – 10 minutes.
- After that, combine the rosemary, cayenne, cumin, brown sugar, maple syrup, and melted butter in a small bowl.
- Then, add the warm nuts to the spiced butter mixture and stir gently to coat.
- Last, spread the nuts onto the baking sheet and sprinkle evenly with the coarse sea salt. Serve warm.
The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.
How to Customize Your Mixed Nuts
If you’d like, you can also use this recipe for these smoky bar nuts as a base for another oven roasted mixed nuts or a trail mix type of snack.
You can easily change of the flavors of this recipe by using different spices, sweeteners, and herbs (or omitting herbs). Here are a few ideas to customize the recipe.
Mixed Nut Flavor Ideas
- Chili Powder
- Chipotle Powder
- Garam Masala
- Fresh Thyme
Mixed Nuts Mix in Ideas
You’ll want to add any extra ingredients after the toasting the nuts and tossing them with the sweet and spicy rosemary butter mixture.
Ingredients like pretzels and popcorn can easily turn to a soggy mess if they are stirred into the melted butter.
- Pretzels – salted, yogurt covered, or chocolate covered
- Dried Fruits – plain or chocolate covered
- Dried Shaved Coconut (or Toasted Coconut)
- Popcorn (tip: DIY Microwave Popcorn)
- Sesame Seeds
- Chex Cereal
- Dark Chocolate
- Pumpkin Seeds
How to Store These Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Bar Nuts
Let the nuts cool completely, then transfer them to an airtight container and store at room temperature.
If you prefer to eat them warm, you can reheat them in the oven at 250 degrees F for 5 minutes, until heated through before serving leftovers.
Try this Recipe at Home!
Next time you’re looking for a recipe for roasted nuts, give this Rosemary Bar Nuts a try!
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What Readers Say About this Bar Nut Recipe
Sherry says –
“This is ridiculously delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!”
Natalie says –
“Katie, I made these for the Super Bowl and they were such a hit! Much better recipe than the honey versions I’ve tried before. Thanks for sharing this!”
More Tasty Appetizers for Game Day
I’ll tell you how to make sweet and spicy rosemary bar nuts below in the recipe, but just in case you are looking for some more game day recipe ideas to go along with this bar nuts recipe, check out some of these tasty links:
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus goes great with a veggie tray.
If you’re serving burgers or sliders, these Tex-Mex Oven Fries are a must-make.
Can’t decide if you want Pizza or Easy Nachos? Have both with this Easy Black Bean Mexican Pizza.
Still need more game day appetizer ideas? Look no further than this list of 20 Tasty Super Bowl Snack Recipes.
You can’t go wrong with the amazing flavor profile of this Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip.
Strawberry Mango Salsa and Easy Cinnamon Sugar Chips is perfect for something fresh and healthy (but still tasty!). Try it!
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- 1 1/4 cup Cashews
- 1 cup Macadamia Nuts
- 1 1/4 cup Whole Almonds
- 1 cup Pecan Halves
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Melted Butter
- 1 tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup
- 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, according to preference
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar
- 4 tablespoons coarsely chopped Fresh Rosemary Leaves, divided
- 2 teaspoons Coarse Salt, or to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine the cashews, macadamia nuts, almonds, and pecans in a large bowl; stir to mix
- Spread the mixed nuts onto a large baking sheet in an even layer (use two baking sheets if needed) and transfer to the preheated oven, placing the baking sheet(s) on the middle rack.
- Toast the nuts until they are lightly golden brown and fragrant, approximately 5 - 10 minutes, stirring periodically so they don't burn.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, melted butter, and maple syrup. Whisk to combine.
- Then, add the cayenne pepper, ground cumin, brown sugar, and half of the rosemary. Whisk to combine.
- Add the toasted nuts to the mixing bowl with the butter and seasonings. Stir to coat them evenly in the butter mixture.
- Then, spread the coated nuts onto the baking sheet and sprinkle evenly with the coarse sea salt and the remaining rosemary.
- Return the baking sheet to the oven and cook for 5 - 10 more minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 3 - 5 minutes before serving.
What Type of Nuts
The nuts should be unsalted. You may use raw nuts, if desired. However, you'll need to lengthen the initial roasting time by about 5 - 10 more minutes.
Cool completely before transferring to airtight containers for storage. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months. If freezing, gently warm them in a 250 degree F oven for 5 minutes after thawing.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 369mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g
GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.
I have partnered with Fisher Nuts and have been compensated for my time, but any opinions are my own.