Buttered Rosemary Orange Nuts

Sometimes you feel like a nut.  Sometimes you don't.  Or that's what they say anyway.  Pretty sure after you taste these nuts you'll always feel like a nut.  So move over Mounds.

I don't even have the words for how good these nuts are.  Like you can't stop eating them good.  Like you might want to half the recipe so there aren't as many for you to eat in one sitting good.  Furthermore, they're really easy to make which makes them dangerous because you can make and enjoy them on a whim.

If you can resist eating the entire pan before your guests arrive, these nuts are perfect to set out as an appetizer.  Careful, though...they might ruin your guests' appetite for anything else you've prepared.


1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups raw mixed nuts
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
2 tablespoons orange zest (about 2 oranges worth)
Salt to taste


Toast the nuts until they begin to brown, about five minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt if desired.  Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the honey and stir.  Add rosemary, orange zest, and nuts and toss until well coated.  Let cool on a baking sheet or piece of parchment paper.

(Recipe adapted from http://www.realsimple.com/)


  1. "Move over Mounds." I LITERALLY just laughed out loud. Well said. And I'm SO MAD I didn't read this earlier! I just made cooked carrots tonight - totally should have made yours. Bugger.

  2. Amanda, the carrots will change your life. Go buy some more immediately so you can make that recipe! Emelie, they are delish! You can make them in France and impress all your french friends :)