Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts

Lindsey McCue


I found this recipe in the Union Square Cafe cookbook last year. There are tons of different versions of it floating around but I thought I'd share mine with you!

I love these so much, they are so easy to make and have such a yummy buttery rosemary-infused, sweet, spicy, salty flavor. Extremely addicting!

They go great with cocktails and are just as wonderful served warm as they are cooled. Perfect little snack.

★★★★★ 8 votes
10 Min
5 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
At first glance these may look like normal nuts, but when you take your first bite you realize they are anything but normal! I'm a big fan of rosemary and spice, so these nuts were a real winner for me. When Lindsey says they're addicting she's not kidding!


2 c
mixed nuts
1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
fresh rosemary chopped
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
2 tsp
brown sugar
1 tsp
kosher salt (if using salted nuts you can omit this)


1Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
2Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Toast nuts on baking sheet until warm, lightly golden and fragrant, about 5 min.
3In a small sauce pan on med. to low heat combine butter, rosemary, cayenne pepper and brown sugar and stir until melted and thoroughly combine.
4In a large bowl toss warm nuts with hot butter mixture. Make sure to do this right away while everything is hot or it wont stick properly. Season with salt if using and toss to coat thoroughly.
5Serve warm.

About Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts

Course/Dish: Nuts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free