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Spicy Rosemary Maple Bar Nuts

These nuts are a little sweet, a little spicy, and deliciously perfumed with rosemary. Perfect with a cold beer, a glass of wine, or better yet...a martini.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spicy, Sweet, Nuts


  • 3 cups cashews
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 2 cups walnut halves
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp orange Juice fresh squeezed
  • 2 tsp Hungarian hot paprika
  • 4 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary divided
  • 2 tsp smoked salt divided
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil plus more for pans


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Liberally coat 2 sheet pans with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl add maple syrup, brown sugar, orange juice, Hungarian hot paprika, 2 Tbsp. minced fresh rosemary and 1 tsp. smoked salt. Whisk together until thoroughly combined.
  • Add nuts to large bowl and pour over the mixture. Stir until all nuts are completely coated.
  • Spread in a single layer on the 2 oiled sheet pans.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes and 20 minutes.
  • Remove pans from oven and sprinkle with remaining 2 Tbsp. minced fresh rosemary and 1 tsp. smoked salt and transfer to parchment paper, wax paper or foil.
  • Let cool completely. Store in airtight container.


If you can’t find smoked salt, you can substitute seasoned salt or just kosher salt
You can also use 1 tsp of cayenne pepper instead of 2 tsp of Hungarian hot paprika