Hot, Sweet & Salty Nuts!
Category: snacks
Serves: 2-3 cups
  • 2-3 cups mixed raw nuts
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (the 'hot')IMG_0134
  • 2 tsp brown sugar/coconut sugar or maple syrup (the 'sweet')
  • 2 tsp Maldon or other sea salt (the 'salty')
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter (or use ghee for strict paleo/dairy free option)
  • + optional essential oils to really make the flavours pop - try 2 drops black pepper, 2 drops fennel, 2 drops rosemary, 2 drops cinnamon & 1 drop cardamom. Only use food grade essential oils in your cooking. I use doTERRA essential oils
  1. Roast the nuts on a baking tray in the oven (180C) for 10 mins.
  2. Melt the butter in a large bowl and stir in the hot, sweet and salty!
  3. Add the essential oils just before mixing through the nuts.
  4. Toss the nuts in the butter mix.
  5. Serve warm.
The original recipe is from the Union Square Cafe, New York - they are called their 'bar nuts'.
Recipe by Annabel Bateman | What Annabel Cooks at