Monday, December 24

You GOTTA Try My Sweet & Spicy Nuts

These are the best candied nuts ever.


1 lb bag unsalted roasted mixed nuts (Trader Joe's makes a good one)
3 tablespoons salted butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons of honey or agave nectar
3 stalks fresh rosemary leaves, cut fine
1 stalk fresh rosemary (whole)

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 F.
  2. Add butter to a large saute pan and melt.
  3. Add dry ingredients and honey/agave, stir and add the nuts.
  4. Stir for 10-12 minutes over medium/low heat. Watch the heat as sugar can burn; you can always finish cooking in the oven.
  5. Remove from saute pan and spread on a cookie sheet. Bake at 250 F for about 10 minutes to reduce oils and then leave out to cool.
  6. Once cool, store in a large ziplock and add another large sprig of rosemary (whole) to add to the aroma.


  1. Cant wait to make these, thanks


  2. my pleasure. these are seriously so good. i need to make more. got the recipe from a coworker after she brought them in. now the recipe is pin-able. yay!

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