Herb Roasted Nuts are a heart-warming and simple appetizer or snack! A variety of nuts are tossed together with melted butter, fresh herbs and seasonings. Roasted until perfectly golden brown and toasted, these Herb Roasted Nuts are deliciously snack-able!
What Kind of Nuts to Use
One of my favorite things about this recipe is how customizable it is. Use whatever nuts are your favorite! The only thing is: buy raw, un-roasted, unsalted nuts. Since we are adding on all our own toppings and roasting the nuts, they need to be raw nuts. Here are some different kinds you can grab:
Other options would be pecans, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts or sunflower seeds. The possibilities are endless! You can even just buy a mix of raw, unsalted mixed nuts and call it good!
Herb Seasoning Blend
After you’ve chosen your variety of nuts, it’s time for the good stuff: the buttery, herby, salty sauce that the nuts are going to be coated with!
Next, melt some butter. Butter makes everything better, doesn’t it?
Then, stir together the melted butter, chopped herbs, seasoned salt and brown sugar. Talk about a flavor bomb!
Finally, toss the nuts with the sauce, arrange on a baking sheet and roast until perfectly toasty!
How great does that sound?
Tips for Roasting Nuts
- Keep the heat low and slow. Nuts can burn easily, especially when there are smaller ones combined with larger ones. The smaller ones will cook much faster. Keeping the heat low and roasting the nuts slow will help combat this. Plus, it makes your kitchen smell pretty darn good!
- Stir the nuts every 10 minutes or so. This makes sure that all the nuts are getting roasted evenly. The ones on top will roast faster than the ones on bottom, so stirring helps even an even toast.
- Let them cool. I know there’s a saying about hot potatoes, but man, these suckers get hot! I know it’s tempting to eat them right after they come out of the oven, but let them cool slightly and your non-burnt tongue will thank me later. Plus, it allows the coating to cool and harden onto the nuts even more. It’s a win-win.
- Cool the nuts completely and store in an air-tight container or storage bag for long-lasting snacking.
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