2017 is a New Year! Whether you are looking for a Cocktail Nibble, Hostess Gift or Car Snack- these are easy to make and a revered recipe from restauranteur Danny Meyer’s newly reopened Union Square Cafe
New Year Nuts: Union Square Cafe’s Recipe
SERVINGS: MAKES 3 2/3 CUPS PREP TIME: 30 MINUTES
SOURCE: THE UNION SQUARE CAFE COOKBOOK
18 ounces (3 2/3 cups) assorted unsalted nuts or 2 1/3 cups mixed nuts and 1 1/3 cups pretzel nuggets
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (see note up top)
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt (see note up top)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread nuts (if using pretzels, don’t add them yet) on a tray and toast for 10 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden and fragrant. While they’re toasting, whisk butter, rosemary, cayenne, sugar and salt in the bottom of a large bowl. When nuts are toasted, add them to bowl and stir to evenly coat. Add pretzels, if using, and coat again. Spread back on tray and toast for another 5 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly, then serve warm in bowls. Nuts are also good at room temperature, and keep for weeks in airtight jars.
If you’d like a drink to go with these- check out our cocktail trends for 2017.
Happy New Year!