Rosemary Candied Walnuts |

Guys! guys! Shut up and listen to me (name that TV show and character)!

It’s not every day I post snacky recipes. One, because I’m not a snacker. Two, because my inexperienced idea of snacks tends to be dull from a blog perspective. Three, because you don’t seem to be a snacker either. I see you shaking your head in disagreement. Stop that.

In my opinion, the highest level of sophistication means sitting in a book-filled study, reading the daily newspaper while listening to NPR, sipping on brandy and eating rosemary candied walnuts. Done. Sophistication. Food for thought.

This is the worthiest snack I ever did make and I originally made these to go on a salad (shoooooooocking), and not to be eaten as a snack at all. But as it turns out, they’re flip-yo-lid awesome. These rosemary candied walnuts are naturally sweetened using honey and made their debut on this blog when I posted the Massaged Kale Salad with Creamy Blueberry Vinaigrette.  They’re great as is, they’re great on salads…combine them with dried fruit and other nuts (chocolate chips?) to make the swankiest trail mix in the backwoods!

I promise I’ll never tell you to shut up again. Those is fightin words.

Rosemary Candied Walnuts |

Rosemary Candied Walnuts

5 from 2 votes
Rosemary Candied Walnuts are a fun snack for entertaining guests or for enjoying throughout the week.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings: 2 cups



  • Add the oil and walnuts to a small skillet and heat over medium-high.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir to coat the walnuts.
  • Stirring consistently, cook until rosemary is very fragrant and walnuts have some color, about 3 to 5 minutes. Careful not to walk away from the nuts because they burn easily!
  • Lay the nuts on a parchment-lined baking sheet to dry, leaving space between them so that they don’t stick together.
  • Enjoy in your study with brandy and books...or in the backwoods


Serving: 1grams
Author: Julia
Course: Side Dishes & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied walnuts, toasted walnuts
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Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living,, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. Love this post. And I must agree, these do seem like the pinnacle of sophistication. They would make lovely gifts too! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Yup!! These are some serious walnuts and I love them!! For a non-snacker you sure just made one hell of one!!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Julia these look scrumptious. I have a few walnuts left from last season that I have been pondering how to use. Now I know what I’ll do with them and this looks far more healthy than the cake I was considering! As always…love your blog.