Salted Caramel Walnuts with Rosemary: Delicious, flavorful and healthy snack made in just 10 minutes with 5 ingredients. Easy and fancy Christmas gift!
OK, here is something for those who like doing things at the last moment: Salted Caramel Walnuts with Rosemary. Don’t worry if you are one of us, because it isn’t always bad! Sometimes the best ideas come right before the deadline. Christmas is around the corner and it’s time to stop procrastinate and act RIGHT NOW if you still don’t have all your gifts ready. It’s the last call!
How to Make Salted Caramel Walnuts with Rosemary
Last week I wrote a post covering 15+ Homemade Christmas Food Gift Ideas, so check it out if you still haven’t done it. If it’s still not helpful and sounds like a lot of work (although it doesn’t), I got you covered. Today I share a recipe of Salted Caramel Walnuts with Rosemary. You might already have ingredients at home, as you only need walnuts, brown sugar, rosemary, sea salt and a pinch of cayenne. Moreover, it just takes 10 minutes and minimum efforts to make them! Sounds crazy but it’s true. So, 5 ingredients, 10 minutes, a nice gift bag or jar and here you go: a perfect last-minute homemade gift is ready! Did I mention that it’s also healthy and delicious? If you got all gifts ready for Christmas, make these salted caramel walnuts anyway as a snack to enjoy during holidays!
I wanted to try salted caramel just to figure out what this all buzz is about. I was skeptical, as I don’t like salted chocolate, which is strange because I like salt and I like chocolate, but their combination just didn’t work for me. Salted caramel is a totally different thing! It’s as good as bacon and maple syrup and as delicate as prosciutto ham with melon, blue cheese with honey or feta cheese and watermelon. Being a recent trend, salted caramel is becoming increasingly popular. And now I know why: it has an incredibly delicious, unique and pleasurable taste which is seriously addictive! In combination with walnuts, rosemary and cayenne this flavor becomes richer and more complex, as some bitterness and pungency is added. This makes my salted caramel walnuts a perfect snack and a perfect homemade gift for Christmas. Check the recipe below and spend 10 minutes to make it!
Salted Caramel Walnuts with Rosemary
- 200 grams or about 2 cups walnuts
- 100 grams or 1/2 cup brown sugar Demerara
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary chopped
- a pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper optional
- In a dry pan, roast walnuts over medium heat until aromatic (about 3-4 minutes).
- In a pot, heat sugar and 2 tablespoons of water over medium heat. When it starts to boil, lower the heat and add chopped rosemary and cayenne pepper. Remove from the heat, dd walnuts, salt and black pepper (if using) and stir until walnuts are evenly coated with a think layer of caramel mixture. Transfer to a sheet of baking paper and let cool. Enjoy!
P.S. It’s most likely my last post before Christmas, so merry Christmas to all of you who follow along! Have a great celebration and a ton of delicious food! 🙂