Sweet & Savory Roasted Nuts

A Cocktail Party Classic

What's better then smelling a whiff of hot roasted nuts? (That's what she said?!) In all seriousness though, I am an absolute addict to spiced roasted nuts, and find that there's no better time to make them then for the holidays!  This cocktail snack can be made weeks in advance and is the perfect thing to set around your house while entertaining guests.  They're sweet, savory, spicy and completely addicting.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


Sweet & Savory Roasted Nuts

Hangry Timer: 30 minutes
Feeds: A Crowd
Cost: $25

What You Need:

2 ½ Cups Mixed Raw Nuts (I used pecans, almonds, cashews, macadamia)
2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, melted
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 Tbsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp. Kosher Salt
2 Springs Fresh Rosemary and Thyme
2 Tbsp. Fresh Rosemary and Thyme – finely chopped

What To Do With it:

Preheat oven to 350º F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy clean up.

Place the nuts in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter, oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, and salt  Stir and toss to completely coat the nuts.

Transfer the seasoned nuts to the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Place sprigs of rosemary and thyme on top of the nuts. Bake until nuts are toasted and light golden in color, about 20 minutes. Discard the herb sprigs and add the chopped herbs.  Lightly toss.

Allow the nuts to cool on the pan for 3-5 minutes. Serve immediately or transfer to an air tight container for up to two weeks. Enjoy!


Watch Hangry Michelle make them below!