Rosemary and Vanilla Bourbon Spiked Nuts
These rosemary and vanilla spiked nuts are a great snack and would make a nice homemade edible gift for the holidays. I love the flavor profile with hints of bourbon and a perfect balance of sweet and salty from the sea salt and maple and vanilla. I think I’ll try making my next batch with some chipotle powder to spice things up a bit!
So, ummmm…. this is my third recipe in a row with bourbon in it. Have you checked out my Boozy Maple Bourbon Marshmallows (another great holiday edible gift idea!) or my Bourbon Baked Chicken Thighs? Told you I was bourboning all the things lately. Hmmm, what will I come up with next?!
I started out by heating the glaze ingredients stovetop in a skillet, then after adding the nuts and stirring to coat, I transferred them to the oven to finish roasting. To help them crunch up a bit more, I turned off the oven and cracked the door open and then let the nuts cool for about an hour before removing. You don’t necessarily have to do that, but I think it helps.
For the nuts, I used raw cashews for this one, but that’s only because I had an abundance of them on hand. Feel free to use any variety of nuts you have, or a combo of your favorites would be great too! I’m thinking walnuts would be amazing with these flavors!
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