Caramel Spiced Rosemary Walnut

Crunchy, delicious and easy savory snack or topping for a salad will sure be on your favorite party add-ins or on the go healthy snack. 

Organic walnuts straight from farm and freshly picked rosemary from my garden tempted to make this easy-peasy, nevertheless a yummy and fragrant treat. I have been making this Caramel spiced rosemary walnut / mixed nuts for more than a decade and always been a smash hit in my parties especially Thanksgiving feasts.  You may add different nuts like almonds, cashews, pecans and also peanuts to make it a mixed nuts snack. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Level: Easy
Cuisine: International
Type: Appetizer, Snack
Yields: 1 cup

Nutrition Facts
Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12 g19 %
Saturated Fat 1 g7 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0 %
Sodium 53 mg2 %
Potassium 4 mg0 %
Total Carbohydrate 8 g3 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g11 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 5 g11 %
Vitamin A4 %
Vitamin C2 %
Calcium4 %
Iron7 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


Walnuts - 1 cup (halves)
Rosemary -  2 tablespoons (fresh and chopped)
Brown sugar - 1/4 cup 
Salt to taste
Cayenne pepper / Chilly powder - 1 teaspoon
Water - 3 tablespoons

  1. Heat a skillet/ pan in medium heat and add the walnuts to roast for approximately 5 mins or less. Stirring constantly to roast evenly and to prevent burns. 
  2. Now add the rest of the ingredients and allow the brown sugar to melt and start to boil. Continue stirring until the water evaporates to get the glossy caramel consistency.  
  3. Transfer the nuts to a plate/tray to spreading them using forks to cool. Once it cooled the sticky coating tends to harden yet slightly sticky and crunchy.

Notes and Tips:
  • Store the walnuts at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 10 days if they last that long ;) 
  • You may toast the nuts in 300 degree pre-heated oven for 10-15 mins before tossing it into the caramel sauce. 


  1. Amazed by Nutritional facts and all...You keep doing all small changes to your blog which makes it unique Amudha...Keep it up..

  2. Its actually a learning for me with each post Kiru. I still have a long way to go...


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