totally addictive maple rosemary bar nuts

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 in Food

I suck.

I promised this recipe forever ago. Like weeks ago. And I’m just now getting around to getting it up.

Yes, I suck.

But what doesn’t suck? The nuts (or DEEEEEZ NUUUUUTZ, if you’re a frat boy).

No seriously, they don’t suck. There actually really delicious and addictive. They are a little bit salty, a little bit sweet and a little bit savory. Oh, and totally crazy easy to make.

These nuts (along with a few other choice selections from Trader Joe’s) were great to have sitting around for munching on while Babyface’s family was here to visit. And they are great to pack for an afternoon snack. I have a little baggy of them in my purse at all times.

And they’d make an excellent snack for sports-watching. Like, say college basketball. Which, if you didn’t notice, is starting in about 3.02 seconds. Which makes me pretty much the happiest girl ever. I <3 me some hoops.

#IUBB #BannerUp #HoosierNation

This recipe makes enough to feed a small army. Feel free to half or even quarter it for a more manageable amount, but you might not want to—they live up to their name. They are way addictive, and they store well, so you might want to make a giant batch and munch on them for the rest of the year (or even give some as gifts in December).


Totally Addictive Maple Rosemary Bar Nuts

by Cassie Johnston

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Makes: A ton.

Inspired by: Oh She Glows


  • 8 cups unsalted mixed nuts (I used peanuts, brazils, walnuts, cashews and almonds)
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread nuts onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes in preheated oven just until warmed.
  3. Meanwhile, combine butter, maple syrup and sugar in a bowl, set aside.
  4. Combine all remaining ingredients in a small bowl, set aside.
  5. When nuts are heated, dump into a large bowl. Drizzle butter mixture over nuts and toss to coat. Immediately add spice and herb mixture and toss again to coat well.
  6. Spread nuts back onto prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently, until nuts are golden brown.


  • You can always add more salt later. Two tablespoons was the sweet spot for us, but you might want to start with one and then try it after the come out of the oven. If they need more, just sprinkle it on and toss to coat.
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What’s your favorite snack to eat while watching sports?


  1. These look good, but almost toooo good! I already have a hard time not eating a cup of nuts at a time – this would make it virtually impossible!

    • Ha! Well maybe only make them when you have a crowd coming in that can help you plow through them?

  2. im always looking for new nut flavors and now that we have a rosemary plant out front these look perfect!

  3. I have got to make these and soon. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

  4. Ohhh! I see these as an add-in to my teacher gifts this year!

    Also? #BannerUp #1UBB

  5. I’d love to make these, but I don’t see a recipe!!!! Just heaps of lovely pictures that are taunting me! :)

    • If you are viewing on a reader, you’ll have to click through to the site to see and print the recipe! It’s a recent change I had to make because there was some unfortunate content thievery happening from my RSS feed. :( There should be a link at the bottom that takes you to the recipe. Let me know if you still don’t see it!

  6. This looks amazing! I ate at a Thai place over the weekend that had peanuts seasoned with cilantro and some other stuff and was thinking of making my own nut mix. This looks great and super easy! Thanks :)

    • Mmm! Cilantro sounds fun! I definitely want to try that, too!

  7. Oh dear God of all that is holy, lovely and deelicious! Must.Make.Deeez.Nuuuuuutz…

  8. Mmmm… pinning. I’m always scared to eat the nuts at a bar, so I’m anxious to try these!

  9. I am so making that to give for the holidays! Thanks!

  10. Your pictures are lovely, would love for you to share your pictures with us at

  11. What about the cooling and storing process? Thanks!

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