Spicy rosemary thyme bar nuts

Heather Disarro

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Sweet, spicy and packed with flavor, these homemade rosemary thyme bar nuts will need to be in stock at all times. Perfect for simply snacking or elegant parties, the best part is that you control the ingredients!

spicy rosemary thyme bar nuts

Spicy rosemary thyme bar nuts

Makes 2 cups


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Spread the nuts in an even layer on a large baking sheet.
  2. Place them in a cold oven and turn the oven on to 350 degrees F.
  3. Toast the nuts while the oven warms, turning every 5 minutes or so, until they are lightly toasted and fragrant.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, stir together the brown sugar, rosemary, thyme, olive oil, salt and cayenne pepper over medium heat just until the sugar is dissolved.
  5. When the nuts are done, pour them immediately into a large bowl and pour the brown sugar mixture over the hot nuts.
  6. Stir until everything is well combined.
  7. Let cool before eating. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.