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Rosemary Citrus Party Nuts with Maple Glazed Bacon #partynuts #roastednuts #rosemarycitrusnuts #mapleglazedbacon #nutsandbacon

Rosemary Citrus Party Nuts with Maple Glazed Bacon

Be prepared for guests and keep these aromatic and addicting party nuts on hand for your next happy hour. 

Course nut mix, party nuts, roasted nuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author Olive Jude



  • 8 ounces whole unsalted almonds
  • 8 ounces whole unsalted pecans
  • 8 ounces whole unsalted cashews
  • 2 tbsp maple syurp
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary minced
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper more if you want it spicier
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt


  • 6-8 slices thick cut bacon diced
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp fresh rosemary minced
  • 1/4 tsp grated orange zest



  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. 

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  3. Toss all ingredients together in a bowl, making sure that each nut is evenly coated. Keep the bowl out for later. 

  4. Spread evenly on the baking sheet and bake, tossing occasionally, until browned, about 25-30 minutes. 

  5. Remove from oven and cool completely. 


  1. Add diced bacon pieces to a pan and cook over medium-high heat until crisp. 

  2. Drain onto a paper towel wipe off excess grease in pan. 

  3. Turn off the heat and return the bacon to the pan. 

  4. Add the maple syrup, rosemary, and orange zest and toss until well coated. 

  5. Pour the bacon into the bowl used for the nuts and let cool. 

  6. Add the cool nuts to the bowl and toss everything together to evenly distribute. 

  7. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 

Recipe Notes

Before serving, try zesting some additional orange skin over the top for a fragrant punch. 

This recipe leans more toward savory so if you prefer these to be sweeter, increase your maple syrup amount by a tablespoon.