February 5, 2013
Don't you love it when you are at a bar having drinks and the bartender or waitress brings you a bowl of nuts to munch on? There's just something about salty crunchy nuts that seem to go hand in hand with a beer or cocktail. It's also perfect to have on hand when friends stop by for a drink, or when you are having a dinner party at home.
These "bar nuts" are a knock off from Union Square Cafe in NYC. They serve these during their cocktail hour everyday. They come out warm, which is the best way to eat them. They are a little sweet, a little salty, a little spicy and they also have an nice hint of herb to them. They are perfect. They are addictive. They are delicious. I urge you take make these when you have people over. Your guests will love you!
2 1/4 cups mixed nuts, salted
1 tbsp butter, melted
2 tsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
Preheat oven to 350. Pour nuts onto a cookie sheet and toast in oven for about 10 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant.
Add the melted butter along with the rest of ingredients into a medium sized bowl and stir to combine. Add the hot nuts and toss to combine, making sure all the nuts are evenly coated with the mixture. Serve warm.