Rosemary Cashew Homemade Nuts
Recipes, Small Bites

Rosemary-Cayenne Cashews

All you need is 10 minutes and you’ll have roasted cashews that will wow! I think these are a perfect way to elevate your party nuts. They also make a wonderful daily snack or salad topping.

I was inspired by a friend’s Instagram picture of Rosemary Cashews and decided I had to try them. So I looked up a recipe on Pinterest and found one from Ina Garten on the Food Network. I loosely followed her recipe but adjusted a few of the measurements (i.e. I used only a 1 lb. bag of cashews and added a little more butter and spice—I loved the idea of more cayenne pepper to give them an extra kick). See her original recipe and video here. I really enjoyed the video for the extra tips and story behind the recipe.

Rosemary Cashews


  • 1 lb cashews
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (add less/more depending on your spice level)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • Salt to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and then place cashews on the tray in a single layer. Bake for about 8-10 minutes (until your nuts are golden brown and warmed through). While nuts are baking, combine melted butter, rosemary, cayenne and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Once nuts are done cooking (and still hot), toss them in the mixture. Add salt to taste.

Rosemary Cashews

They taste wonderful warm, but are equally good cold. Just store in an airtight container and enjoy when you need a snack or a fun salad topper.

I haven’t tried any other type of nut, but I’m thinking this same idea would be good with almonds or walnuts. Just saying!

Rosemary Cashews

Serve in a candy dish garnished with fresh rosemary so your guests have a visual clue as to what they are eating.

Rosemary Cashews

Can you believe the flowers were clippings from around my apartment complex. We’ve had a little rain and the flowers are just amazing right now. You couldn’t even tell I cut anything, although I did try to act casual while walking around with my scissors and paper bag (wink).

Rosemary Cashews

It doesn’t take much to have your kitchen go from utilitarian to party zone. Flowers, copper mugs and the festive rosemary cashews instantly make the kitchen feel fun and inviting. And don’t forget to utilize your pretty cutting/serving boards.

Flowers by Tonality Designs

Seriously though, I can’t get enough of these flowers. They smell amazing too. And if you like the X and O Fabric Heart Ornaments (seen in the pictures), I have a tutorial here. I made them for Valentine’s Day, but have kept them up for everyday decor.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post. I love trying new things and documenting them here for you all to see.

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