Want Perfect Party Popcorn? Add Roasted Cashews, Rosemary, and Cayenne

February 4th, 2016

Sweet, salty, and just spicy enough, this party mix hits all the right notes. You won’t be able to stop noshing on the combination of fluffy popcorn, roasted cashews, fresh rosemary, melted butter, and a touch of brown sugar.

Rosemary Popcorn Mix

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


3 cups cashews
3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, coarsely chopped
1 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
3 teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
4 cups popped popcorn

Rosemary Popcorn Party Mix


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place cashews on baking sheet and roast in oven for about 7 minutes, or until golden.

Meanwhile, combine rosemary, cayenne, brown sugar, salt, and butter in large bowl. Toss warm nuts and popcorn with rosemary mixture until fully coated. Let cool before serving.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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This article is related to: Gluten-Free, Recipe, Vegetarian

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