party food + snacks,  vegetarian

Dirty Party Nuts

Once you eat these nuts, you may never stop.

These nuts will rock your world. Period. This is a fun medley of nuts daubed in a spicy + salty + sweet + herby butter. They are great to have on hand—perfect as a hostess gift, a go-to staple to have around for drop-in holiday guests, or as a little snack perched on your bar.

Choose a variety of nuts. Each nut will bring its own personality to this mélange.

    • hazelnuts (filberts) are distinctively sweet, buttery and crunchy
    • cashews have a smooth, creamy taste
    • almonds are chewy and sweet (Marconas? omg)
    • pecans have a creamy, buttery flavor
    • walnuts are oily and crunchy
    • Brazil nuts are creamy, oily, crunchy
    • and peanuts (ahem, legumes posing as nuts) are hearty

Enjoy these with a sparkling glass of Prosecco–or two.


I would love to hear what you do with your nuts!  Tag #nakedepicurean in Instagram so we can celebrate together!

INGREDIENTS (serve 6-8–ish)
  • 4 cups unsalted mixed nuts (peanuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts,                                                                   walnuts, pecans & almonds)
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary (about two  sprigs)
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt flakes
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  1. Preheat the  oven to 350º
  2. Spread nuts on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven about 10 minutes (till they become light golden-brown).
  3. In a large bowl, combine the rosemary, cayenne,  sugar, salt & melted butter.
  4. Toss the toasted nuts in the spiced butter and serve warm.


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