DIY cocktail nuts

Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Roasted Nuts

  • Author: Alexandra Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups nuts 1x
  • Category: gifts, DIY, snack, appetizer
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: Christmas Gifts, Holiday Gifts, American


Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Roasted Nuts! You will LOVE these roasted nuts, perfect for christmas gifts. Vegan, Gluten-Free and Naturally Sweetened.



  • 3 cups raw mixed nuts (I used a mixture of pecans, cashews and walnuts)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne (can use more for added heat)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toss the nuts with sugar, cumin, cayenne and salt
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan and add the rosemary and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the maple syrup.
  4. Add the nut mixture and toss to combine.
  5. Place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, toss and place back in the oven for 2 more minutes until golden and toasted (watch to make sure they don’t burn)
  6. Remove from oven and let cool, then transfer to a container and enjoy!


Make sure to use raw nuts, not already roasted. I buy mine at Trader Joe’s- I think they have the best prices on raw nuts!

Keywords: Christmas Gifts, Holiday Gifts, Snacks, Appetizer, Mixed Nuts, Cocktail Nuts