Chilebrown at home

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


It is foggy and cold Sunday morning at the ‘Walnut Creek Farmers’ market. We are on a mission to find ingredients for our ‘Rosemary Chipotle Roasted Nuts’ recipe. As soon as we arrive at the market a booth sign proclaiming ‘Bacon Chocolate Chip’ cookies grabs my attention. These cookies were sweet and savory. They were so good; they did not even last for a photo. Our recipe called for a mixture of fresh cashews, pecans, walnuts, and almonds. We did find almonds and walnuts and we were satisfied. We rushed back to the house to make our recipe and hunker down for a day of football viewing.

We only used walnuts and almonds. You can use any combination of nuts that you have in stock. I also substituted honey instead of brown sugar.

Rosemary Chipotle Roasted Nuts

  1. 3 cups unsalted cashews
  2. 2 cups walnuts
  3. 2 cups pecans
  4. 2 cups almonds
  5. 1/3 cup maple syrup
  6. 1/4 brown sugar
  7. 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  8. 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  9. 4 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  10. salt to taste
Combine all ingredients with half of rosemary and approx 2 teaspoons salt. Place nuts on greased baking dish. I put them on parchment paper. Roast for 25 minutes at 350 degrees stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and add a little more salt and rosemary. Cool and stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

This was a great snack to go with our frosty beverages while viewing the football playoffs. The rosemary is a nice touch to the sweet salty mixture. We will return to the ‘Walnut Creek Farmers Market’ to stock up on bacon chocolate chip cookies soon.


Greg said...

Perfect munching for a football weekend.

Zoomie said...

While you're there, see if they will divulge the recipe!

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, I want your nuts, Chilebrown.

Anonymous said...

I had a smiliar recipe at a Holiday gathering...DELICIOUS. Lucky for you to be able to find those fresh nuts.

Anonymous said...

They look like a good snack (something I'm always looking for). I'm wondering how it would work with pepitas...

Chilebrown said...

Greg, I think I watched every single bowl game.

Zoomie, Those cookies were so good.

cookiecrumb, Your nuts!

highlandsranchfoodie, The farmers markets are great places to find all sorts of fresh stuff.

Zia, I am not sure about pepitas, but frosty cold beverages work.

Chris said...

Perfect for the playoffs!

Playoffs?!?!? Don't talk about playoffs!

(Sorry, Jim Mora is here)

I might make these with just cashews and almonds, can't do pecans.