These Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Roasted Nuts are lightly sweetened and seasoned to give them a sweet, salty, spicy kick. Great as an edible gift.
Sometimes I wonder what percentage of people in the US regularly follow football. It seems pretty high to me, at least here in Wisconsin.
I have never been much of a sports fan myself, so I can't say that I'd call myself a football fan. However, I'll watch the occasional important game, especially if it's in a social setting.
And, as many of us are aware (yes, even me - though I'd probably have to Google which teams are playing), there is a pretty big one coming up.
Superbowl parties have become the norm for us in the almost 5 years since we've moved here, but never at our house (we only have one TV and it's in our cold, dark basement).
If you need to bring a snack or appetizer to a party, Superbowl, or otherwise, these Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Roasted Nuts are a perfect option.
They're easy to transport, can be made ahead of time, and are the addictive combination of sweet, salty, and a little spicy.
Just be warned that you may need to double, or even triple the recipe if you're sharing them with a lot of people, otherwise, they are sure to disappear very quickly!
Of course, these delicious nuts aren't just good for sports games. They're rosemary flavor also makes them perfect for the holidays. But really, they're great anytime, party or not.
How to make Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Roasted Nuts:
Making these mouthwatering nuts is a quick and easy process. It requires only a few ingredients, many of which you probably already have in your pantry.
Rosemary Roasted Nuts Ingredients:
- Unsalted raw mixed nuts: make sure that the nuts are raw (unroasted). If you don't like certain kinds of nuts, you can use your own mix, or just use a single type of nut (eg. almonds) instead.
- Olive oil
- Maple syrup
- Fresh rosemary
- Kosher salt
- Brown sugar
- Cayenne pepper
Want more snack recipes?
Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Roasted Nuts Nutrition Notes:
Like all nuts, these ones are high in calories. While nuts are high in unsaturated (good) fats, as well as containing some protein and fiber, keep portion sizes small if you're concerned about calories.
Note that the nutrition information in the recipe below is for one ounce (28 grams) of roasted nuts.
Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Roasted Nuts
- Toss 9.5 ounces unsalted raw mixed nuts with 1 Tablespoon olive oil and 1 Tablespoon maple syrup in a large bowl. Add 1 Tablespoon minced fresh rosemary, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper. Toss well to evenly coat the nuts.
- Spread nuts on the prepared baking sheet and bake until very fragrant and golden brown, about 18-22 minutes, stirring every 5-7 minutes. Cool before serving.