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Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Bar Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Bar Nuts make a great savory, salty, crunchy snack that is simple to make!

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.

Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Bar Nuts

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Customize Your Mixed Nuts

If you’d like, you can also use this recipe for Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Bar Nuts as a base for a other oven roasted mixed nuts or a trail mix type of snack.

Here are a few ideas to customize the recipe.

Mixed Nut Flavor Ideas

You can easily change of the flavors of this recipe by using different spices, sweeteners, and herbs (or omitting herbs).

Try some of these ideas:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Chili Powder
  • Chipotle Powder
  • Garam Masala
  • Honey
  • Molasses
  • Fresh Thyme

sweet and spicy rosemary mixed bar nuts

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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
  • Popcorn
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Chex Cereal
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Granola

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!

It isn’t game day without guacamole.  Roasted Salsa Verde and Tomatillo Guacamole or Deconstructed Guacamole will both be a hit.

What are your favorite game day entertaining snacks?

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Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Bar Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Bar Nuts

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Bar Nuts make a great savory, salty, crunchy snack that is simple to make!

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups assorted unsalted nuts, such as cashews, pecans, whole almonds, and macadamia nuts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the nuts and olive oil and stir to mix. Then, spread evenly on a baking sheet (or two if necessary) and bake until warm and golden, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Spread nuts onto a baking sheet in an even layer. Toast until nuts are lightly golden brown and fragrant (stirring occasionally), approximately 10-15 minutes.
  4. Combine the rosemary, cayenne, cumin, brown sugar, maple syrup, and melted butter in the large bowl. Add the warm nuts to the mixture and stir gently to coat. Spread the nuts onto the baking sheet and sprinkle evenly with the coarse sea salt.

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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

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Kristina

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

I'm thinking of using these in the appetizer bar at my daughter's wedding. How far ahead do you think I could make them?

Katie Goodman

Wednesday 24th of February 2016

I usually only make a day ahead

Kristyn

Thursday 27th of August 2015

Can these be prepared a day or two in advance?

Katie Goodman

Friday 28th of August 2015

yes

Stephanie @ Plain Chicken

Wednesday 21st of January 2015

These sound soooo good! Perfect for game day snacking.

Sherry

Friday 21st of November 2014

This is ridiculously delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Natalie @ Paper & Birch

Monday 3rd of February 2014

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!