Rosemary Candied Walnuts

This snack is positively going to be a new favorite!

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OMG, these are sweet and salty and have a ton of flavor,

they are easy to make

take about 5 minutes…


I knew I was going to make some candied walnuts for the charcuterie board I’m going to make tomorrow.

When I took one look at the rosemary tree in the shape of a Christmas tree I just KNEW I had to use rosemary and make these nuts all Christmas-y!

I couldn’t wait to dive into them and guess what…

They are like CRACK! In a good way of course.

Sweet and salty and I couldn’t stop eating them.

I know these are going to be a favorite all year long.

walnuts, candied with rosemary


I used fresh rosemary, you can use dry rosemary if you don’t have fresh available.

This makes a great gift too, so keep this in mind for a last minutes gift idea as well as adding a great flavored nut to a meat and cheese board too.

Rosemary Candied Walnuts

To make the most ultimate snack, be sure to generously slat it, I use coarse kosher salt… oh, salty-sweet treats have a special place in my heart.

Be sure to try these other slaty sweet snacks:


Rosemary Candied Walnuts

Servings: 2 cups


  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt


  • In a frying pan (thick bottom works best, the thin bottom tends to burn the candy quickly) place sugar and butter over high heat.
  • Cook until it reaches about 300 degrees, it goes so quickly as there is not a lot of candy in this batch.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, pour in nuts and add rosemary and toss with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula until the nuts are completely coated.
  • Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and separate the nuts so they can cool separately without having them all clump together. I use two spatulas to spread them out.
  • Salt the nuts.
  • They cook rather quickly.
  • Once completely cooled place in a candy dish, or wrap for a gift.



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