Homemade Bar Nuts



 These sweet and savory…..and completely addicting homemade bar nuts are a great snack to have strategically placed in your home for guests.  Especially over the holidays!  Individual wine carafes make  pretty serving vessels for the nuts, as I’m not particularly fond of serving nuts in bowls for a lot of fingers to be poking around in.   Leaves little to be desired!

Last week was a pretty crazy and stressful week.  My dad had relatively minor surgery up at UCLA Medical Center.  It sure didn’t feel minor though to my mom, son, cousin, and I who were by his side and hadn’t slept in two days.  My dad was amazing and he’s home now and recouping very well.  He had the best doctors you could ask for.  I had complete confidence in them.  The worry comes from being put to sleep.


These spicy roasted nuts are a perfect snack to serve your favorite peeps over the holidays….or on game day, or whenever you have company over for no special reason.  I know you’ll find them just as addicting as we do!

And….they only take 10 minutes to make!


~  Deb

Homemade Bar Nuts

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1-1/4 pounds assorted unsalted raw nuts (cashews, macadamia, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, almonds, hazlenuts)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Toss the nuts in a large bowl then spread them out in a single layer on a large cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes or until the nuts are golden brown and aromatic, tossing and turning every few minutes to evenly bake.
  4. Return the toasted nuts to the large bowl.
  5. Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
  6. Add the rosemary, cayenne, brown sugar, and kosher salt.
  7. Pour the spiced butter over the nuts and toss well to coat evenly.
Recipe slightly adapted from "The Union Square Cookbook" by Danny Meyer & Michael Romano


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