Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil
  • 3 cups whole roasted unsalted cashews (14 ounces)
  • 2 cups whole walnut halves (7 ounces)
  • 2 cups whole pecan halves (7 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds (3 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground chipotle powder
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary leaves, divided
  • Kosher salt
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Brush a sheet pan generously with vegetable oil. Combine the cashews, walnuts, pecans, almonds, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, the maple syrup, brown sugar, orange juice, and chipotle powder on the sheet pan. Toss to coat the nuts evenly. Add 2 tablespoons of the rosemary and 2 teaspoons of salt and toss again.

Spread the nuts in one layer. Roast the nuts for 25 minutes, stirring twice with a large metal spatula, until the nuts are glazed and golden brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with 2 more teaspoons of salt and the remaining 2 tablespoons of rosemary.

Toss well and set aside at room temperature, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking as they cool. Taste for seasoning. Serve warm or cool completely and store in airtight containers at room temperature.


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Yes, I made these for the cookbook club review party.  They are AMAZING!  You won't be able to keep out of these nuts.  The chipotle and the rosemary are a beautiful pair with the meatiness of the nuts.  This is so stupidly brilliant!  You will make this one again and again.  Seriously, I would recommend getting "How Easy is That" cookbook.  Sorry, but I always thought Ina's recipes were "out of my league" and a little above my head.  But this book is jam-packed with great recipes that are easy to make and delightfully wonderful.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made 6 batches of these for holiday gifts for friends and family. Simple, easy, memorable and delicious! i was thanked for not giving out cookies and my husband said these were the best thing I have ever cooked. To cut costs, other nuts can be substituted for the pecans. Once they are coasted with the glaze, not much else matters :) I mixed them in a bowl instead of on the sheet- it's easier and less messy. I also used half the salt and baked them at 325 in the convection, stirring at the 10, 15 and 20 mins. Using parchment makes clean up easier and they should be stirred until cool. Amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! Great gifts for adults who don't care much for the sweets at Christmas time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best! We have made these for 4 years and they have now become a requested tradition!!! The flavors are amazing. We package these up in small clear bags for Christmas and tie them with a beautiful bow to hand out to all of our friends. They love them and have started asking when are we "doing the nuts"! Thanks Ina!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
yum, these are delicious. planning on giving as christmas gifts, so did a trial run today. Didn't use much rosemary, but really like the heat the chipotle powder provides, increase with my next batch. No problem with sticking, just kept stirring them when I took out of the oven. Going to use my coworkers as my guinea pigs…interested to see what they think of the nuts item not reviewed by moderator and published
These really are the best nuts I have ever had! I used a little less salt but they were still very well seasoned and delicious. Made them several times this summer and never had any left. Also since we don't eat almonds I just used an extra half cup of walnuts. This is a great recipe because you can choose the nuts you like and the recipe still works THANK YOU INA!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are dangerous! Really easy to adapt to the types of nuts you prefer, and the perfect balance of sweet, spicy &amp; savory. Made a batch to take for a weekend getaway with friends, and can't stop snacking on them each time I pass through the kitchen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
these are simply delicious and easy to make. my guests usually want to take the leftovers home with them! Thanks, Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were a big hit. I used an equal amount of mixed nuts instead of just 3 kinds of nuts and I didn't have chipotle powder so I just used mexican chili powder. They were still very good but I can't wait to try them with the smoky flavor as well. Clean up was a breeze since I baked them on a silpat sheet and cooled them on parchment paper. Piece of cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best nuts! I made four batches this year over the holidays and they are so delicious and make great gifts. I bumped up the chipotle just slightly after the first batch. And I recommend using all the recommended rosemary. Just delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good and addicting, but I added freshly ground cumin which was a great compliment to the chipotle and orange. Also immediately removed the roasted nuts to cool on non stick cookie sheets, stirred, and they cooled off fast with no sticking. Otherwise, I found they stick like cement to the pan. I also cooked at 325 since I use convection. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous! My guests could not stop eating these. I had more almonds so changed the proportions of the types of nuts and the outcome was very good. Thank you for this party hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Superb!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These nuts were soooo good. Served them at a housewarming party and no one could stop eating them! Keeper for sure and will make them as holiday gifts. Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Stick with 350. Parchment unnecessary, but oil the pan. Mis very well until all nuts are coated. Let cool completely before handling. Sweet, salty, and spicy. Yummy! ( I reduced the salt by 1t) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think this is a fantastic recipe. I'm not a huge fan of rosemary, but the combination of the rosemary and the chipotle chili is just delicious. I followed the recipe exactly, however after reading many of the reviews made these two modifications in the roasting process. I used a silpat mat in the sheet pan (that I still coated with the vegetable oil. I set the timer for 8 minutes and tossed the nuts to make sure they were roasting evenly, and repeated that process twice more, for a total roasting time of 24 minutes. The nuts came out perfectly, and clean up is a total cinch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What incredible flavors - especially wonderful taste when tried still warm! Chipolte and rosemary - who knew they were such a great pairing? Lessening the amount of salt used by a quarter, I made a batch of these a few days in advance for a party. Tasted when just cool enough not to cause injury was cause for a happiness - a great recipe that is easy to make. The pecans had a lovely creaminess when they were still warm. The downside of preparing them a few days in advance was my husband kept snacking on them (I am sure he wanted to make sure they did not go bad before the party. They still were very tasty served room temperature. Other than lessening the amount of salt used, I prepared the recipe as suggested. I was a bit concerned about roasting the coated nuts for so long but everything turned out wonderfully. The consistency was good and some small clusters of nuts remained but could be broken apart with ease if desired. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious - a crowd pleaser item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are really yummy! Used closer to 6 cups of nuts and kept other measurements the same. Kept my eye on them after 15 min. in oven and probably ended up cooking them another 6-7 minutes under close watch until all the liquid evaporated. Left the last 2 TBS of rosemary out, it was a bit much for my liking. Originally put them on sheet pan covered with foil and lots of cooking spray. Just mix them around at the end every 2-3 min. until cooled, did not have a sticking problem at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Uggghhhhh! This review is being submitted as a caution to others. I was so looking forward to making these nuts for my Academy Awards cocktail party this evening. They smelled amazing in the oven but BEWARE: they were fine at the 18 minute mark when I stirred them for the 2nd time, but when the oven timer went off at the recommended 25 minute mark, they were charred beyond repair. I'm just sick as they're totally inedible and I just threw out 7.5 cups of nuts! Perhaps the problem was with my oven, but next time I'll keep a watchful eye and take them out of the oven much earlier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are just fabulous... my daughter loves loves loves them and it's a great healthy snack. The first time I used cayenne in place of chipotle and both are great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can sum this recipe up in one word: addicting! I couldn't stop eating them. The mix of sweet, salty and spicy is absolutely wonderful. Just be sure to stir them often once they are out of the oven because do stick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these to have as a snack for my Christmas Eve company. They were a huge hit. Next time however I will keep them in the oven for only 18-20 minutes. I felt the flavor of the nuts were incredible as they were baking....I tasted the sweet flavors, yet had that kick of chipotle. When I took them out after 25 min, they got almost a smoky, roasted taste that I didn't care for as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good with a nice kick at the end. Easy to make. I used them for Christmas gifts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first thing I have made from Ina Garten's recipes that I did not like. Don't know what the problem is that I don't like them but would not waste all those nuts again on this recipe :((( item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making this recipe. I made a double batch so I could give some as Christmas gifts....well there is about half left!!! I will have to make some more and wait until it is closer to Christmas to make it next year. Thank you Ina for creating this wonderful recipe. It is now a family favorite!!! Thanks from a fellow East Ender!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are absolutely delicious! I made a batch and brought them to work and everyone raved about them. Needless to say I now have a great gift to give for the holidays. Thank you Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! With all the different flavors, its a different taste! Little sweet, salty and a small kick to boot! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Flavors are great together. I could not find Chipotle Powder anywhere and didn't have time to purchase on line. Instead I used Chili Powder and a few pinches of Chipotle Chili Pepper, for some kick. Next time, I will use parchment paper under the nuts while baking, to eliminate the rock hard syrup pan. I had no difficulty with the nuts sticking. I used the suggestion of transferring them immediately to another sheet pan and stirred them until they were broken apart and mostly cool...just a few minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ina does it again! Just made a double batch for the Thanksgiving weekend. I made them last year, too. If it hasn't been said already, the easiest way to cool them so they don't stick is to lay them out on new, clean baking sheets and spread them out. I cover baking sheets with foil, spray with Pam and spread the nuts far apart right after their final sprinkle of salt and rosemary. This lets them cool separately with no stick. Cooling them on the pan that you baked them on adds to the stickiness factor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If I could give this recipe more stars... I would. Have made this recipe for countless amounts of people, and everyone loves it. It's like crack, it is soooo good. People can't stop eating it! When I see friend, the first thing they ask is when I am going to make some more nuts. Try this recipe and you will never eat another kind of nut recipe again! I like spicy so I always add a little more chipotle and a little less salt than what the recipe calls for. Mixing the nuts is the key so they will not stick together. Clean up is NOT as bad as I thought it would be, just use really hot water and the pan comes out clean. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. I've made this many times and always with good results and rave reviews from guests. Stirring during and after cooking is essential. For cooking, I set the timer for 8 minutes, which divides the cooking time into thirds so I know when it's time to stir. I also stir every thre minutes or so when it's cooling. That helps it not to solidify like peanut brittle. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great! This is easy to make and I also gave them as gifts! I made a few slight modifications because I didn't have all of the ingredients on hand. See my version at eatingininstead[dot]com. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very good when I first made it for the holidays and I made it again for our annual Oscar party and everyone loved them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So scrumptious! I shared these in treat bags for Christmas and everyone loved them. I used a bit less rosemary since it's such a strong flavor. I used less chipotle powder as well; just depends on how spicy you like things. I also used less salt than the recipe called for. I suggest just tasting along the way to see how the flavors meld for you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! I gave these as gifts, and will definitely make again for my household and others! In making three batches, I learned that it's important to bake them until they're mostly dry (even if it means baking them at a slightly lower temperature so they don't burn the convection oven worked best! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty. Will def. become a staple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super delicious! Makes a ton....only added 1 T of rosemary at the end because the flavor was already pretty strong. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these as appetizer for Christmas guests and they were a HUGE hit! I omitted the rosemary as my guests really enjoy full on spicy. So, I actually added a little extra chipotle powder. After I mixed it all on sheet tray according to recipe (minus rosemary, I lightly dusted the chipotle powder over the pan. I gave it one more stir and placed in oven. I set my timer for 10 minutes and pulled out oven rack to access tray and stir. Then I set timer for another 10 mins and did it again. Finally, I set timer for remaining 5 mins and took them out for good. I had another tray waiting, lined with parchment and immediately transferred nuts to cool sheet. I stirred the nuts for the first 3 minutes or so almost continuously until they cooled a bit. Then I stirred every 5 minutes for the next half hour or so. I had no sticking issues. These nuts are addicting!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty snack. Loved the rosemary flavor! I didn't think they were quite finished at 25 minutes so I left them in for 30 but some burned a little. So take them out at 25 minutes to avoid that...even if they don't seem quite done. Delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think the key to the nuts not sticking together is to make sure you bake them until all liquid has evaporated. I roasted them at 350 for 22 minutes and watched them closely the last 5 min. I also used 2 cookie sheets, sprayed them both with Pam and lined them with foil and greased the foil. I scooped the roasted nuts onto the cool sheet and immediately threw the old foil away. I tossed them frequently for 30 minutes. Didn't stick. I couldn't find chipotle powder. Used chipotle seasoning instead...not very spicy. I couldn't taste the orange very much, so at the end I added some orange zest. These are addictive!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree 100% with WannabeContessa! I did three batches on different days and did the 'short of burned' version too. But I just mixed them in with the other two batches and all was good and tasty. I would keep the temp at 350 though - the extra heat worked best on the nuts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The nuts are delicious and VERY addicting. I did a test batch before Christmas. I forgot to stir them and the nuts browned very quickly... just short of burned. (Still delicious though. I used a non-stick aluminum foil and the nuts didn't stick to the pan. For the next batch, I will lower the oven temp just a bit and keep a closer eye on them. Also a bit less chipolte. I used a sprinkle of Kosher salt to give them a nice crisp salty/spicy taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These nuts receive RAVE reviews whenever I make them. I use my Pampered Chef stoneware bar pan.........the first time I thought the coating would NEVER come off the pan and then a good rinse with very hot water cleaned the pan perfectly. Also - once cool ( lots of stirring during the cooling time they never seem to stick together. Another winner from Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for teacher gifts at my son's school. They were delicious, definitely got some heat to them! I used only pecans, as they are my favorite nut and I was able to buy a 2 lb. bag at costco. To avoid issues with sticking, line your pan with parchment paper and keep mixing them until they are cool. I find rosemary to be a very pungent herb so I cut it down to 2 tbsp. - It was more than enough. I also forgot to add the salt at the end but didn't even miss it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
oh, YUMMY! Perfect combination of all these bold flavors! I just finished making them and next time I'll surely put parchment paper down first. I'm not sure I'll ever get all that goop cleaned off, but it sure was worth it! I mixed the nuts with all the ingredients with my hands and I suggest you lick your fingers and taste it. My chipotle was super spicy so I added a little more syrup and brown sugar. But that chipotle really gives it an amazing flavor, so it's really worth trying to find that stuff! And when they were done, I immediately transferred them to clean trays and stayed there for a couple of minutes and kept them moving till they were cooled. No sticking at all. I think I'll have to make another batch or two before the holidays are over!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My friend brought these to my house and they were outstanding; loved them so she gave me the recipe. When I made them, they were too hot and not sweet enough. I followed the recipe exactly and did not have problems with the nuts sticking together. Trying another batch today just to tweak it. I will p.s. this review. Just finished the second batch. Instead of 1/3 cup of maple syrup, I used 1/2 cup. I reduced the amount of chipotle to 1 tsp and also reduced the salt by a tsp. They are much better. Can't wait for them to cool off. I think I have gained a few pounds testing these, but it was worth it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe was easy, however, the first time I made it, I wasn't thrilled with the overall taste of the nuts when they were finished. The temperature was too hot and the mixture subtly started to overcook. The second time I made the recipe, I set the oven at 275 degrees, cooked it a bit longer, and they came out nicely. item not reviewed by moderator and published
People loved them. I stirred while in the oven and every 5 minutes while cooling. I only used one baking sheet to mix, cook, and cool and it worked fine. I think stirring is the key to keeping them from sticking. I couldn't find chipotle so I substituted cayene pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved them!!! Easy to make and delicious. Took them to 3 parties and they were a big hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love these nuts! I have a picky foodie sister, and she asked for the recipe! Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If I could give this 10 stars I would. I made this for a Christmas pot-luck lunch. It was the star dish. One man took a bowl full to take home. Everyone wanted the recipe and I told them to look for it in the Barefoot Contessa recipes. I got home from work. I had save some for my family. My husband didn't even say hello...he said, "Mar...this one's a keeper." item not reviewed by moderator and published
These nuts are amazing! I took the suggestion of transferring the freshly baked nuts to a 2nd cookie sheet, to avoid them ALL sticking together. I also tossed them quite often, once they were out of the oven (until they were completely cooled. Because of that, I had NO problems with them being overly sticky. I made these for Christmas gifts, although I'm not sure there will be any left to gift. I can't stop eating them!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The nuts have a good flavor but I used only 1 more Tablespoon of rosemary after I pulled them from the oven. I think 2T would have been to much for my taste but I did mince the rosemary very well. I think I will add 1 more Tablespoon of orange juice when I make them again. When they came out the oven I stirred them breaking up any larger pieces for several minutes. I followed another reviewers suggestion and transferred the nuts to another lightly oiled cookie and stirred them more and by then you could handle them by hand. No issues with them sticking together. Cooled perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The nuts taste really good, a great mix of smoky and sweet, BUT I can not keep them from sticking together. Even after waiting until they are completely cooled when I stored them they stuck together like a brick. I had to break and pull them apart one by one to serve them the next day. Taste is Great, sticking together is a problem. Do they have to much coating? item not reviewed by moderator and published
These nuts were a huge hit at my cocktail party!! As soon as I took them out of the oven I used a spatula and mixed them. I did not have a problem with them sticking. every 5 minutes I would toss them. after 15 I could stop and they cooled the rest of the way. SOOOO good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. You have to move fast when transferring after making because they are like glue to the pan. I would be happy to hear from people on how they kept them from sticking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The nuts were FABULOUS! I made them for my co-workers and everyone wants the receipe. They are delish warm or cold! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! The price of nuts in our area is outrageous. We used a bulk container of mixed nuts (no peanuts, measured out 7.5 cups and used those instead. It added macadamia nuts and brazil nuts to the mix and was DELICIOUS! Also, If you like the flavor with more spice - use New Mexico Hot chili powder or for less hot, a good brand of basic mild chili powder. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious...I can tell these will be a hit with my co-workers for little gifts. One suggestion, unless you have asbestos fingers, carefully, with a spatula, transfer them to a clean, lightly oiled, baking sheet almost immediately upon removing them from the oven. They glue themselves down pretty quickly as they start to cool. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WONDERFUL! Halved it and used honey instead of maple syrup. Subbed hazelnuts for cashews. My family loved these nuts warm. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This turned out to be an amazing recipe! I just made them ahead of time for my holiday party this weekend, but I'm not sure they'll even see the party. I can't stop eating them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a cocktail party and like all of Ina's recipes, it was a winner! Everyone loved them! The party was actually in my apartment building and after everyone ate ALL of the nuts I brought, I made the mistake of mentioning that I had more at home. Naturally, I had to come home and get the rest! These are irresistible! I didn't have chipotle powder so I used some cayenne pepper. Delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was just calling you to ask which recipe you used at BB. You didn't answer, I happened to scroll down and here you are! What are the odds? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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