Toasted Rosemary Mixed Nuts

These deliciously addicting and toasty rosemary mixed nuts are the perfect snack for your holiday party. Salty, rosemary deliciousness!

Ummm how does one start a post about salty, rosemary and cayenne nuts, really?

It’s harder than you might think.

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How about with a warning? Okay… so FYI these nuts are only a little spicy and highly addicting.  Be careful because once you start you’ll find it very hard to stop. You might want to consider making a friend or spouse the cut off person otherwise you will find yourself licking the bowl once these are all gone.

It could get awkward. Especially if you’re celebrating and somebody catches you and posts it on Instagram. Just lookin’ out.

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So on the real, I love these mixed nuts. They are so simple and take all of 15 minutes to make. Simply toss, toast and serve warm or cold… really it doesn’t matter. I could sit down and eat a bowl of these for dinner. And I did, sort of. I made the same recipe for my families Christmas gathering. Instead of another day of ham, my mom and sisters all contribute an app or two and these are just the thing to round out an appetizer table.

seasoniongs and spices

Start by measuring and adding 3/4 tablespoon of dried rosemary, 1-1/2 teaspoon of Kosher Salt and a heaping 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper into a large bowl and give it a quick stir.

olive oil

Measure and add in 2-1/2 tablespoons of extra light olive oil…

add in the nuts

And add in 1-1/2 cups of unsalted cashews, 1-1/4 cup of unsalted almonds and a cup of pecan halves.

mix the nuts together

Toss the nuts into the olive oil and spices.


Dump the mixed nuts onto an un-greased, rimmed sheet pan.


Spread it around evenly and bake for 10 minutes.


I give the nuts a toss every couple of minutes.

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You guys these smell HEAVENLY!

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Let these rosemary mixed nuts cool slightly before serving. Or once cool, store in an airtight container for a week or longer!

Enjoy! And if you give this Rosemary Mixed Nuts recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Rosemary Mixed Nuts

These deliciously addicting and toasty rosemary mixed nuts are the perfect snack for your holiday party. Salty, rosemary deliciousness!

Yield: about 4 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


2-1/2 tablespoons extra light olive oil (or grapeseed or coconut oil)

3/4 tablespoon dried rosemary, crumbled a bit in your palm

1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 (rounded) teaspoon cayenne pepper

1-1/2 cups roasted unsalted cashews

1-1/4 cup roasted unsalted almonds

1 cup raw pecan halves

This recipe was adapted from Food Network's Mixed Nuts with Rosemary


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl; combine the oil, rosemary, salt and cayenne pepper.

Measure the nuts and add them into the bowl and toss to coat.

Pour the nuts onto a rimmed sheet pan, spread them out evenly and bake for 10 minutes, tossing them every two minutes.

Let the nuts cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a bowl and serving.

Note: If you can't find unsalted nuts, simply decrease the salt in the recipe a tad.

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11 Responses to “Toasted Rosemary Mixed Nuts”

  1. #
    Emma — December 31, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Oh My YUM! These do look dangerously delicious! Im excited but nervous to make them haha

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 31, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I’m so jealous of you getting to enjoy these! I love spicy nuts. PS I adore that first shot with the text. It’s perfect!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 31, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Warm, toasted nuts are my obsession. These look perfect. I think I’ll be making these for a healthy snack after the new year. Yum!

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — December 31, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Oh yum! I could totally seeing myself sitting down and eating these for dinner to Laurie! Happy New Year 🙂

  5. #
    Tieghan Gerard — January 1, 2014 at 12:11 am

    I could eat these all!! Salty toasted nuts are so my thing!!

    Happy New Year! 🙂

  6. #
    Chloe Baker — January 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I would have started pretty much the same way you did! A big picture right at the top! =) These look so delicious! But I’m worried I’ll get addicted and start eating too much of them!

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    Katie @ The Surly Housewife — January 1, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    I was just saying to my husband I need more snack recipes. My two girls are gonna eat us out of house and home soon. They have moved out of the toddler/prek diet stage to full blow eaters! I will have to give this one a try 🙂

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    Debra Schramm — January 2, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Are you using raw nuts or unsalted roasted nuts? I’m assuming raw but since the recipe stated unsalted I’m second guessing.

    • simplyscratch replied: — January 2nd, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

      Great question Debra! It’s raw pecans and roasted and unsalted cashews and almonds, but if you find lightly salted ones that’s fine too just decrease the salt in the recipe a tad. {ps I’ve changed the recipe to reflect that!} Thanks!! 🙂


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