Nibbly nuts

This recipe is from my brother-in-law, hence in my mind it’s actually called David’s Nibbly Nuts, and suffice to say they go down a treat when accompanied by a cold glass of something (see photo below, with a Margarita). The key is to remember to add the dressing to the nuts after you’ve cooked them, and not before, which I did once by mistake and filled the house with smoke. Oops. Makes a good bowl full, and is easily scaleable.


150g mixed nuts of choice (walnuts are particularly good at capturing the dressing)

1 tbsp butter

1 tbsp light brown sugar

1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary

A pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 180c (fan) and spread the mixed nuts all over a baking tray.
  2. Roast for 10-15 mins, tossing them every now and then, and NOT letting them burn.
  3. While that’s happening, melt the butter and sugar in a small saucepan, then stir in the rosemary, cayenne, and some salt and pepper.
  4. Tip the roasted nuts into the saucepan, mix well, and serve.
  5. Nibble away!

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