The first time I had these cashews, I'm pretty sure I ate the entire container. They are delicious and slightly addicting. Luckily, I was able to get the recipe. They are a fun little gift to make during the holidays. It's a nice salty break from all of the sweets. I like to put them in glass jelly jars, because they are quite pretty.
Fresh rosemary is a MUST! And this recipe uses quite a bit. If you become addicted to these cashews, like I am, you will probably start growing your own rosemary.
I mean look at that goodness... you know you want to whip up a batch of these NOW! So just do it, you won't be sorry.
Bar Nuts (*adapted from Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts)
4 c. of cashews (1.5 pounds)
1/4 c. chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 tsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. coarse sea salt
2 T melted butter
Roast nuts in a 350* oven for 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown and starting to smell good. (Watch carefully, they will burn in a hurry). Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients to make a paste (of sorts). Pour paste onto hot nuts and toss until every last nut is coated. Allow to cool completely, then package as desired (or just pour in a pretty bowl and serve at a party).
WARNING: Severely addictive