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A bit of history- when your best friend from third grade calls you up to say “It’s okay to be a good hot mess.” It is safe to say that she isn’t talking about the latest inspiration (AKA craving) – Spiced Bar Nuts or for SABS shall we call them ‘Hot Mess Spiced Bar Nuts’? Done!

If you had thought I would share more of this story….well, let’s just leave it at a cliff hanger. Rumors are always more interesting than reality and the name just works despite the origins of the inspiration.

Hot Mess Spiced Bar Nuts

NOTE: Please do not hold me accountable if you can not stop eating these nuts.


2 3/4 cups assorted nuts (whole almonds, Brazilian nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans)
2 TBS rosemary, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 TBS dark brown sugar
2 tsps sea salt (if using salted nuts then reduce salt by 1 tsp)
1 TBS unsalted butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix nuts together on a baking sheet and toast for a approximately 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

In large bowl, combine melted butter, cayenne, rosemary, salt and sugar and stir well. Add in mixed nuts and serve warm.

3 Replies to “Hot Mess Spiced Bar Nuts”

  1. oohh! I was looking for a new gift recipe for Christmas. I bet these still taste yummy at room temperature!

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